ROSÉ – Gone | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
ROSÉ is the second BLACKPINK member to go solo after JENNIE, and aren’t we all glad she did. ROSÉ’s first solo material released in 2021, is a two-track single album titled ‘R.’ And in this article, we are taking a closer look at one of the songs titled “Gone.”
ROSÉ released her debut solo project, a two-single album on March 12, 2021. The two tracks on the album are “On The Ground” and “Gone.” Both tracks are in English and have their own music videos. In a press release, ROSÉ spoke about working on this album; “I wanted to put my most honest self into the album. As I prepared for the album, I got to take a look back at myself quite a lot. I learned I’m a person who heals through music.”
In “Gone,” ROSÉ laments about a lost lover. She pours out her emotions of being left behind broken hearted from a relationship that she committed to.
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“Gone” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
Throughout “Gone,” ROSÉ sings about being haunted by the memories of her past relationship. Like in most cases, she believed this was her relationship for life. But just like in most cases, it was not meant to be.
The way ROSÉ describes this relationship makes us think that this ex-guy had no intentions of a long-term relationship with her. She wanted to be ‘The One’ for him, but he had already moved on. And trying to hold on to people who are running out of your life is just torture.
In the pre-chorus, ROSÉ goes as far as to say that she ‘hates’ this person for what they did to her; “all alone, cryin’ ugly.” The chorus is even worse as she adds “I’ll put a curse on her and you.”
But fortunately for the singer, she also says that her hate is gone in the second verse of the song. Cultivating hate is a parasite that only kills you slowly. So, letting go and moving on are the only healing options you have. Easier said than done, of course!
Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.
Watch “Gone” music video by ROSÉ below.