Firehouse - All She Wrote - About the song
"All she wrote" is a phrase meaning the end - it's something you might say after a sporting event has been decided or a party is ending. In this song, the phrase has a double meaning, as it indicates the end of a relationship, and also what the girl who leaves him wrote in her note announcing her departure. The song was the fourth and final single from FireHouse's debut album, which was a hair metal landmark featuring their biggest hit, "Love of a Lifetime."
FireHouse lead singer CJ Snare wrote this song with guitarist Bill Leverty. Some of the band's songs are inspired by personal experience, but not this one. Snare says that he heard someone utter the phrase "And that was all she wrote," which gave him the idea for the song. He wrote the story backwards, starting with the premise that the poor guy should have known it was coming when he found the letter saying his girl was leaving.
All she wrote - Lyrics
Bye-bye baby bye-bye And that was all she wrote I got home late on a Saturday night And I knew right away something wasn't right I knew she was gone She took all I had, but left a hole in my heart Should've known it'd go bad right from the start What did I do wrong I can't understand why she would leave me this way With nothing to say Then I found the note on the door It said good-bye and she don't want me no more Bye-bye baby, bye-bye she said in the letter And that was all she wrote Guess this is good-bye, guess this is forever And that was all she wrote I called on the phone but she wasn't there Should've known all along that she just didn't care Why did she have to go Now I look at her picture and I wonder why She left me this way - why did she say good-bye I guess I'll never know I can't understand why she would leave me this way With nothing to say I remember the note on the door It said good-bye and she don't want me no more Bye-bye baby, bye-bye she said in the letter And that was all she wrote Guess this is good-bye, guess this is forever And that was all she wrote