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Since U Been Gone
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Since U Been Gone

Kelly Clarkson
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Song Meaning and Background of Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson


This angry song was written with Pink in mind by Swedish pop scientists Max Martin and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, but Clarkson's A&R representative scooped it up for the very first season of American Idol.


The outcome was a career-launching hit that provided teen pop with a fierce new model. Clarkson wasn't sure the song was for her at first when she heard a rough demo of it.


"We amped up the track and made it a little more rockin’,” Clarkson told Rolling Stone of the sessions in Sweden with Martin and Dr. Luke. “But they didn’t know I was going to go an octave above on the chorus.”


Lyrics of Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson


Here's the thing: we started out friends

It was cool but it was all pretend

Yeah, yeah

Since you've been gone

 

You dedicated, you took the time

Wasn't long 'til I called you mine

Yeah, yeah

Since you've been gone

 

And all you'd ever hear me say

Is how I pictured me with you

That's all you'd ever hear me say

 

But since you've been gone

I can breathe for the first time

I'm so moving on

Yeah, yeah

Thanks to you

Now I get what I want

Since you've been gone

 

How can I put it? You put me on

I even fell for that stupid love song

Yeah, yeah

Since you've been gone

 

How come I'd never hear you say,

"I just wanna be with you."

I guess you never felt that way

 

But since you've been gone

I can breathe for the first time

I'm so moving on

Yeah, yeah

Thanks to you

Now I get (I get) what I want

Since you've been gone

 

You had your chance, you blew it

Out of sight, out of mind

Shut your mouth, I just can't take it

Again and again, and again, and again

 

Since you've been gone

(Since you've been gone)

I can breathe for the first time

I'm so moving on

Yeah, yeah

Thanks to you (thanks to you)

Now I get, I get what I want

 

I can breathe for the first time

I'm so moving on

Yeah, yeah

Thanks to you (thanks to you)

Now I get (I get)

You should know (you should know)

That I get, I get what I want

Since you've been gone

Since you've been gone

Since you've been gone

Release Date

2004

Songwriter/s

Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald

Producer/s

Max Martin, Dr. Luke

Label/s

RCA

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