Welcome to a page all about “Gone”
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Read below for credits, the story, and lyrics.
VC: lead & harmony vocals, Moserite acoustic guitar, Danelectro DC 12 electric 12-string guitar, Fender Precision bass guitar, drum programming; Angela Hessler: violin; Mike Grow: Fender Lap Steel guitar; Danah Olivetree: cello.
“Gone” was the first song I wrote while spending a last weekend at my family’s place in Malibu. I was playing around with Buffalo Springfield’s “Go and Say Goodbye” and then took some of those changes, mixed them up a bit, and came up with one of the sections for this song. After a messy breakup I felt that I had to become a new person, I had to shed my skin and be born again…I had to be quite literally “gone” and this song explains that feeling. I “lyric check” both the title of, and a song from my last CD and make reference to Paul Allen’s colossal yacht Octopus that sat docked offshore. I sat and stared at that yacht for hours strumming my guitar on my balcony on that last warm weekend in October… I’m still trying to become the new me. When I first began to perform the song Angela came up with the cool violin riff you hear in the chorus…I tried to duplicate it with Danah’s cello…but something didn’t sound right (her cello can still be heard on the bridge…making it super orchestral). Luckily I was able to get Angela in the studio and she nailed the part in about 10 minutes!