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Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)


Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got - Meaning of the song


This was Cinderella's highest-charting single, peaking in the US at #12.

The band offered more depth of emotion and sincerity than their glam rock counterparts. This song is a perfect example. Using it as a soundtrack you can steal yourself back in time where you remember someone, somewhere, and even now you can never say for sure where it went wrong. Maybe you do know where it went wrong. The pain was still the same.

Keifer explains:


"I'm sure some songs I write, people relate to more than others. Probably ones we call hits, right?"


The song was recorded at Bearsville Studios in the rolling hills west of Woodstock, New York. Bands often recorded here so they could reflect and get away from it all. Tom Keifer's lyrics of sorrow and forgiveness are accompanied by soaring minor guitar chords, the chords of sadness. Envision inside your mind the beautiful countryside as a painted background surrounding the band as they recorded this beautiful ballad that stirred our emotions on a personal level.


Don't Know What You Got - Lyrics


I can't tell ya baby what went wrong I can't make you feel what you felt So long ago, I'll let it show I can't give you back what's been hurt Heartaches come and go and all that's left are the words I can't let go If we take some time to think it over baby Take some time let me know If you really wanna go Don't know what you got till it's gone Don't know what it is I did so wrong Now I know what I got It's just this song And it ain't easy to get back Takes so long I can't feel the things that cause you pain I can't clear my heart of your love It falls like rain, ain't the same I hear you calling far away Tearing through my soul I just can't Take another day, Who's to blame If we take some time to think it over baby Take some time let me know If you really wanna go Don't know what you got till it's gone Don't know what it is I did so wrong Now I know what I got It's just this song And it ain't easy to get back Takes so long Do you wanna see me beggin' baby Can't you give me just one more day Can't you see my heart's been draggin' lately I've been lookin' for the words to say Don't know what you got till it's gone Don't know what it is I did so wrong Now I know what I got It's just this song And it ain't easy to get back Takes so long


Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got - Live


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