Gone Away Lyrics - Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack Chapter Two cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 5:17
remixer: Lew Hahn
producer: King Curtis and Joel Dorn
recording engineer: Lew Hahn
arranger: Donny Hathaway
piano: Donny Hathaway
tenor saxophone: George Marge
trumpet: Ernie Royal, John Frosk and John Glasel
drums (drum set): Ray Lucas
background vocals: Roberta Flack, King Curtis and Gene McDaniels
baritone saxophone: Trevor Lawrence
bass: Chuck Rainey
guitar: Eric Gale
percussion: Warren Smith
strings: Selwart Clarke, Arnold Block, Alfred Brown, Peter Buonconsiglio, Lewis Eley, Emanuel Green, Leo Kahn, Max Kahn, Seymour Miroff, Gene Orloff, Raoul Polikian, Max Pollikoff and Tosha Samaroff
trombone: Chauncey Welsch and Garnett Brown
vocal: Roberta Flack
woodwind: Frank Wess
I try to reason and I tell myself you'll return
But you are gone and I know, I know, I know you're gone
You were mine for only a minute and if I hurt you I didn't intend it

You are gone away, I keep telling my mind
You're not gonna stay
Yet I believe sometimes that I've lost you, baby
I've lost you, baby and you are gone

Forgive and forget it, that's not what I'll ask you to do
'Cause I want you back, you know, you know I want you back
And in concluding my mental displeasure
I found I've lost my prize possession

You are gone away, I keep telling my mind
You're not gonna stay
Yet I believe sometimes that I've lost you, baby
I've lost you, baby and you are gone

You were mine for only a minute and if I hurt you I didn't intend it
You are gone away, I keep telling my mind
You're not gonna stay
Yet I believe sometimes I've lost you, baby
I've lost you, baby and you are gone

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Reverend Lee
  • 2 Do What You Gotta Do
  • 3 Just Like a Woman
  • 4 Let It Be Me
  • 5 Gone Away
  • 6 Until It's Time for You to Go
  • 7 The Impossible Dream
  • 8 Business Goes on as Usual