Song Lyric Sunday: Seconds/Minutes/Hours – ‘The Minute You’re Gone’

This week, Helen has specified ‘seconds/minutes/hours’ as her theme for Song Lyric Sunday.

I found this rather more challenging than the broader concept of ‘time’, particularly when I discovered that my first choice, ‘In The Midnight Hour’, had already been snapped up by that man of impeccable taste, newepicauthor.

However, this is a worthy substitute, I think.

I would have first heard it performed by Cliff Richard, whose single briefly reached Number One in the UK in 1965, but I find this earlier (1963) version, by Sonny James, much superior (and not just because it isn’t Cliff Richard).

The minute you’re gone I cry
The minute you’re gone I die
Before you walk out of sight
I’m like a child all alone at night

I stare into emptiness
I’m filled with such loneliness
The world goes from right to wrong
The minute you’re gone

The minute you’re gone I see
How lonely a man I’ll be
My life would be oh so blue
If I couldn’t be with you

The minute you’re gone I pray
The minute you’re gone I say
Please don’t stay away too long
The minute you’re gone
The minute you’re gone

Written by Jimmy Gately

Song Lyric Sunday 17 June 2018

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4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Seconds/Minutes/Hours – ‘The Minute You’re Gone’

  1. I relate to these lyrics. The moment I was gone two days ago, he got me 4 GB of my music – Pearl Jam – after we went to their Rome show together on Tuesday. I suppose we need to be gone now and then… 😉

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