NOW THAT YOU'VE GONE (4:48)

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Now That You've Gone - 1999

The first single from the album, could be accused of chasing the success Cher had with her "Believe" single, a few months previous. Mixed by the same duo, "Now That You've Gone" was quite a radical departure in sound for the Mechanics, and whilst it's a strong song, I'm happy this proved to be a one off.

Track List

1: Now that you've gone
2: Word of mouth (live)
3: Beggar on a beach of gold (live)

Chart Information

UK - #35

Lyrics

As the night comes down
Darkness slowly descends
I am lost and alone again
Now that you've gone.

As the shadows fall
There's no place to hide
From the pain I feel inside
Now that you've gone
Every thought of you, every memory
Is a ghost that is haunting me.
Now that you've gone

Now that you've gone
How can I go on?
I can't believe, this could happen to me
Now that you've gone I've got to find a way
I need to know life goes on
Now that you've gone.
There's a heavy cloud

Hanging over me It's a part of the legacy
Now that you've gone
Everything I do
Seems to make no sense
And I'm losing all my confidence
Now that you've gone

Now that you've gone
How can I go on
I can't believe, this could happen to me
Now that you've gone I've got to find a way
I need to know life goes on
Now that you've gone

I'm just a shadow of the man I used to be
Before you turned me inside out
Your love was all that ever meant a thing to me
It's something I can't live without

Now that you've gone
How can I go on?
I can't believe, this could happen to me
Now that you've gone I've got to find a way
I need to know life goes on
Now that you've gone.

Words & Music by Mike Rutherford & Paul Carrack
Published by Michael Rutherford Ltd./hit & run music (Publishing) Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.