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[Intro - Instrumental (16 seconds)]

[Verse 1]
I always needed time on my own,
I never thought I'd, need you there when I cry
And the days feel like years when I'm alone,
And the bed where you lied,
Is made up on your side.

[Refrain]
When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

[Chorus]
When you're gone,
The pieces of my heart are missing you!
When you're gone,
The face I came to know is missing too!
When you're gone,
All the words I need to hear to always get me through the day...
And make it OK...
I miss you.

[Verse 2]
I've never felt this way before,
Everything that I do,
Reminds me of you.
And the clothes you left,
They lie on the floor,
And they smell just like you,
I love the things that you do!

[Refrain]
When you walk away
I count the steps that you take
Do you see how much I need you right now?

[Chorus]
When you're gone,
The pieces of my heart are missing you!
When you're gone,
The face I came to know is missing too!
And when you're gone,
The words I need to hear to always get me through the day...
And make it OK...
I miss you.

[Middle-eight]
We were made for each other,
Out here forever,
I know we were,
Yeah Yeah!
All I ever wanted was for you to know,
Everything I do I give my heart and soul,
I can hardly breathe I need to feel you here with me...
Yeah!

[Chorus]
When you're gone,
The pieces of my heart are missing you!
When you're gone,
The face I came to know is missing too!
When you're gone,
The words I need to hear will always get me through the day...
And make it OK...
I miss you!

[Instrumental - 15 seconds]



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  • Akemi
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    AkemiSep 29, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    When I listened to this song, my heart squeezed. It was so saddening and it brought back all my memories. Avril really sang this song well. Every times, she sang. "When you're gone" and the chorus, I felt like I wanna cried out my grief. It was heartbreaking. And I miss him.
    Thank Avril for this best song. Love this song.
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    lovegrany_1104Sep 12, 2008 at 2:19 am
    I dedicate the first verse to my grandmother, she just died last sept. 1. When I first heard the song she was still here and she was the one to come in my mind. She was a bed ridden for almost 8 months and I took care of her for that months. So I always cry when I am hearing the song. I love her and I love the song.
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    usafgirl_18Nov 28, 2008 at 7:13 am
    This song means alot to me cuz my boyfriend is in afghanistan and I went to his apartment the other day to make sure everything was alright I laid in his bed and just cried. I miss him so much. Its just so hard right now. I worry everyday that he may not come back. I had a dream about him the other night and reached over to hold him and I didn't feel anything so I woke up and realized he wasnt there. :(
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    UnregisteredSep 3, 2012 at 11:58 pm
    This song is super-relatable. Honestly, I could not put my ipod down after first listening to this. My meaning of this song is that you should always cherish the moments you have with someone you hold dearly to your heart before it's too late. I got through my cousin's death by listening to this song. I used to always sit in bed on a sunday night and whenever I missed him, I listened to this song and fell asleep, forgetting all about it. I praise avril lavigne for this song. The words have lyrical meaning, and it has helped many through their darkest hours.
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 8:32 am
    It is a song about that person your soul connects without effort or an agenda. You spend days daydreaming and tracing the profile of their face, with a total acceptance and trust. Then you loose them. And your changed forever! Sometimes it is a best friend, sometimes your first love, it is about your space without them.

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