Chris Chickering

Chris Chickering

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Rock - Alternative | Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Total Song Plays: 549   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison

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Story Behind the Song

This song was inspired by a personal development related article I read that said that the thing that is most important to people is the need to leave a legacy.

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Lyrics

When You're Gone
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering
Music, BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Easyana Music, SESAC).
2014. All rights reserved.

Sometimes it's hard to see
When you're caught up in the middle of a never-ending highway stream
And the last thing you're thinkin' about
is how you're remembered or what you'll leave for a legacy

It's a sober thought
Someday your gonna have to go
and part with all the stuff you bought
And you'll be lyin' in the ground
underneath the blue forget-me-nots
Like some afterthought

So what do you want 'em to say about you when you're gone?
That you shined a light so bright that it helped everyone along
That you did your best to change this world
and 'ya rode it like some tilt-a-whirl
When it's time to put the chisel to the stone
What do you want 'em to say about you when you're gone?

That you knew how to live
And through the pain and the shame
you somehow learned how to forgive
And that you loved with all your heart
and gave it all you had to give
Yea that's what you did

That you laughed a lot
And even when you didn't feel like it
you were someone else's rock
And that you shared everything you had
even when you had not
Hey no one here forgot

So what do you want 'em to say about you when you're gone?
That you shined a light so bright that it helped everyone along
That you did best to change this world
and 'ya rode it like some tilt-a-whirl
When it's time to put the chisel to the stone
What do you want 'em to say about you when you're gone?

You still got a whole lotta livin'
The road up ahead winds like a ribbon
So take the best of what you've been given and
Spread it around

So what do you want 'em to say about you when you're gone?
That you shined a light so bright that it helped everyone along
That you did best to change this world
and ya' rode it like some tilt-a-whirl
When it's time to put the chisel to the stone
What do you want 'em to say about you when you're gone?
Yea when you're gone
When you're gone

Song Length
3:37
Genre
Rock - Alternative


Lyric Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Music Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Producer Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Publisher Credits Chris Chickering Music and Easyana Music
Performance Credits Chris Chickering
Label Credits Independent