You're Gone (Diamond Rio song)
"You're Gone" is a song written by Paul Williams and Jon Vezner, and recorded by American country music group Diamond Rio. It was released in June 1998 as the lead-off single from their album Unbelievable. It peaked at number 4 in the United States and number 5 in Canada, in the Country charts of both territories.
|Single by Diamond Rio|
|from the album Unbelievable|
|Released||June 1, 1998|
|Length||3:59 (album version)|
3:31 (radio edit)
|Songwriter(s)||Jon Vezner, Paul Williams|
|Producer(s)||Michael Clute, Diamond Rio|
|Diamond Rio singles chronology|
The song's narrator has lost a former lover. The good news is that he's better for the time that he spent with her, but the bad news is that she's gone. According to co-writer Paul Williams, the song came about when he and Vezner were talking about the death of one of Williams' old friends, Tom Jans and other people who influenced their lives.
|“||It just seemed like what we should write about are the people who are no longer in our lives who had a positive effect on us. And it just poured out of us. The people that pass through our lives-we remember what they say to us, and we remember how they touch us. ~Paul Williams, 1998.||”|
The music video was directed by Peter Zavadil.
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||5|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||4|
|Canada Country Tracks (RPM)||45|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||39|
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