I'll Be Gone

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"I'll Be Gone"
San Francisco cover
Song by American Music Club from the album San Francisco
Released October 1994
Format CD / LP / CS
Length 3:56
Label Reprise Records (US) / Virgin Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Joe Chicarelli / American Music Club
San Francisco track listing
  1. "Fearless"
  2. "It's Your Birthday"
  3. "Can You Help Me"
  4. "Love Doesn't Belong"
  5. "Wish The World Away"
  6. "How Many Six Packs Does It Take To Screw In A Light"
  7. "Cape Canaveral"
  8. "Hello Amsterdam"
  9. "The Revolving Door"
  10. "In The Shadow Of The Valley"
  11. "What Holds The World Together"
  12. "I Broke My Promise"
  13. "The Thorn In My Side Is Gone"
  14. "I'll Be Gone"
  15. "Fearless (Reprise)"
  16. "California Dreamin'"
  17. "I Just Took My Two Sleeping Pills And Now I'm Like A Bridegroom Standing At The Altar"
I'll Be Gone promo

"I'll Be Gone" is the 14th song on American Music Club's seventh album, 1994’s San Francisco. The song was planned for EP release in the US but Hello Amsterdam was issued instead. Promos for the I'll Be Gone EP (with the same track list as Hello Amsterdam) had been sent out to radio prior to the single change.

The "Joe/Jim Mix" is used on the LP version.


It was a long hot summer day
We're in the living room watching the light drain away
Too tired to read what your cards foretold inside of a yawn
When she said,
"The first time you show me your true heart I'll be gone."

The numb ringing after the bell was rung
Playing red light green light, such timeless fun
There was no way to kick-start any conversation
It was like the beginning of 2001
when she said, "I'll be gone."

The air isn't moving and
the women have nothing on their lips
But the kind of breath that you keep for the hospital bed
Pregnant with the timeless drop and the wind
How the air leeches the gold out of everything elusive and stolen

I'll be gone



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