Miss You Before You're Gone

from by Dave Smallen

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It's 4am
And I'm rising out of bed
I take her suitcases to the car
Defrost the windshield in the dark
And there's not a flake of sun
As I'm driving down the 101
She leans her head over onto me
She says baby I don't want to leave

You know something feels wrong
It's just a couple weeks, won't be that long
Still I miss you before I'm gone
I start to miss you before I'm gone

And as I drive away
As the sun rises above the bay
I'm drifting off in the highway sounds
Thinking back to some Midwestern town
Where I'm stepping off the stage
And couple kids come up to me and say
This place could burn there's nothing I would miss
What you doing in a place like this?

You know I always sing your songs
I've seen you once or twice it's been so long
Still I miss you before you're gone
I start to miss you before you're gone
And I say oh well I was close
I had a deal once I had my dose
But money comes and it fucks things up
Don't really like to talk about it much
But no matter where I play
When the crowd's hanging onto all I say
I miss that feeling before it's gone
I miss that feeling before it's gone
And you start to notice things
Amid the crumbling of your dreams
The way the sunlight hits the leaves
The way she whispers as she falls asleep
When she says I love you too
Man those things everyone's entitled to
Don't want to miss them before I'm gone
Don't want to miss them before I'm gone

As I drive away
As her plane rises above the bay
I hope she's looking down over me
Resting quiet in a window seat
You know something feels wrong
It's just a couple weeks won't be that long
Still I missed her 'fore she was gone
I start to miss her before she's gone

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from Happiness, released December 13, 2011
Dave Smallen - Piano, Guitar, Vocals, Keys, Engineer, Producer
Evan Evans - Bass
Noah Clark - Drums
Mike Knox - Guitar
Robert Cheek - Engineer, Mixing
James Leste - Engineer
Hans Dekline - Mastering

Written by Dave Smallen

Recorded at The Hangar in Sacramento, James' space in Oakland, Dave's house in Los Angeles

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