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When I'm Gone


Lyrics

"When I'm Gone"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

A lot of girlfriends broke up with me, I made it easy for them to do

But I broke up with a lot of them, maybe even broke a heart or two

Well I straight-up quit a whole lot of jobs, got fired from some too

Hung my hat in a whole lot of places, seemed I was always on the move


You can laugh about the crazy things I did when I'm gone

You can cry about the nice guy that I was when I'm gone

You can sigh about how little I tried when I'm gone

Shake your head about the stupid things I said when I'm gone

And maybe you'll remember this here song

Maybe you'll listen and sing along

When I'm gone


I've cheated, lied and stolen, should've learned more than a lesson or two

Tried to poison, torture and destroy myself, but every time I tried I'd lose

My big mouth got me in big trouble, had more than my share of the blues

Did as little as possible to get by, made it a challenge to coast and cruise


You can laugh about the crazy things I did when I'm gone

You can cry about the nice guy that I was when I'm gone

You can sigh about how little I tried when I'm gone

Shake your head about the stupid things I said when I'm gone

And maybe you'll remember this here song

Maybe you'll listen and sing along

When I'm gone


Learned to be hard-working and honest, somehow along the way

Lived and loved, lost and won, then this old wild man got tame

Settled in and settled down, even learned to filter what I say

Can't help but regret so many mistakes, I replay in my head every day


You can laugh about the crazy things I did when I'm gone

You can cry about the nice guy that I was when I'm gone

You can sigh about how little I tried when I'm gone

Shake your head about the stupid things I said when I'm gone

And maybe you'll remember this here song

Maybe you'll listen and sing along

When I'm gone


Copyright © ℗ 2018 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

When I'm Gone
Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Bluebird Days
Position Track # 13
Duration 5:32
Released June 21st, 2020
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre acoustic garage rock
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, ukulele, bass, drums, percussion, uke solo
Track Chronology
"Love Is Like A Rose"

(#12)
"When I'm Gone"

(#13)




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Brief Description

Ukulele drives a mid-tempo song about looking back on a life of ups, downs and growth with a sense of humor while admitting imperfection and realizing it amounts to a few people's happy & sad memories.

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