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Rainbow - Since You Been Gone


Guitarist Russ Ballard wrote "Since You Been Gone" for himself; it featured on his 1975 Winning album.


The best-known version though is that recorded by Rainbow for the 1979 Down To Earth album, with Graham Bonnet on vocals. Running to 3 minutes 25 seconds, it was the second track on side two, an obvious single, and the band's biggest hit to date. Produced by bass player Roger Glover and released on the Polydor label, it reached #6 on the UK chart.


The upbeat melody belies the heartache in this song, as the singer is losing his mind now that his girl has left him. He can't stop thinking about her, reading her breakup letter under the streetlight and wishing for her return.


Lyrics


I get the same old dreams same time everynight Fall to the ground and I wake up So I get out of bed, put on my shoes and in my head Thoughts fly back to the breakup These four wall are closing in Look at the fix you put me in Since you been gone Since you been gone I'm out of my head can't take it Could I be wrong But since you been gone You cast your spell so break it Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Since you been gone So in the night I stand beneath the backstreet light I read the words that you sent to me I can take the afternoon, the night time comes around too soon You can't know what you mean to me Your poison letter, your telegram Just goes to show you don't give a damn Since you been gone Since you been gone I'm out of my head can't take it Could I be wrong But since you been gone You cast your spell so break it Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Since you been gone If you will come back Baby, you know you'll never do wrong Since you been gone Since you been gone I'm out of my head can't take it Could I be wrong But since you been gone You cast your spell so break it Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh Ever since you been gone Since you been gone Since you been gone I'm out of my head can't take it Since you been gone Since you been gone I'm out of my head can't take it




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