Gone For Good Lyrics - The Shins

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Untie me, I've said no vows
The train is getting way too loud
I gotta leave here my girl
Get on with my lonely life

Just leave the ring on the rail
For the wheels to nullify

Until this turn in my head
I let you stay and you paid no rent
I spent twelve long months on the lam

That's enough sitting on the fence
For the fear of breaking dams

I find a fatal flaw
In the logic of love
And go out of my head

You love a sinking stone
That'll never elope
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So get used to the lonesome
Girl, you must atone some
Don't leave me no phone number there

It took me all of a year
To put the poison pill to your ear
But now I stand on honest ground, on honest ground

You want to fight for this love
But honey you cannot wrestle a dove
So baby it's clear

You want to jump and dance
But you sat on your hands
And lost your only chance

Go back to your hometown
Get your feet on the ground
And stop floating around

I find a fatal flaw
In the logic of love
And go out of my head

You love a sinking stone
That'll never elope
So get used to used to the lonesome
Girl, you must atone some
Don't leave me no phone number there






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I love this song to death. | Reviewer: Andrea S. | 8/31/13

Like many Shins songs, the whole song is, start to finish, written with exquisitely keen, poetic lyrics, and a catchy melody that, even if unaccompanied by instruments, can fully express the tune. It really is a testament to artistry in the fullest sense of the word.

If one could find this song in a karaoke bar, I'm sure almost anyone would enjoy it.

I never tire this song. It has an unusual mixture of loneliness and determination that few lyricists can pull off without sounding confused or convoluted. It's western charm is undeniable as well.

This is definitely one of my favorite songs of theirs.

classic sleeper | Reviewer: Paul Murphy | 5/20/08

not many songs I love first time this is one.great lyrics,music,recording,pitched into an emotional key and the vocal is great,a kind of updated Everly Brothers keening harmony kicks in .I'm 59 and never heard of The Shins but my daughter was clever enuff 2 know I'd like it.

error in lyric | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/28/08

I just noticed that there is an error in the lyrics..after the the line "You want to jump and dance, but you sat on your hands"..it's supposed to be "and lost your only chance" not "I stood on your chest"

Gone for Good is great | Reviewer: Robert Easterbrooks | 7/9/07

Great ballad with a country sound. It is one of those songs that is a bit of a sleeper on it's debut but has what it takes to stand the test of time. "Just leave the ring on the rail for the wheels to nullify"; What a great line.



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