Kathy Mattea performs “ Goin’ Gone” Live from Austin, TX.

Climbed to #1 on the US Billboard Country charts, spent single week at number one, and to the position number 3 in Canadian RPM Country Tracks. Was Mattea's ninth country hit and the first of four number one country singles.

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Goin’ Gone :

Kathy Mattea ‎– Goin' Gone (Cover Single 1987)
Kathy Mattea ‎– Goin’ Gone (Cover Single 1987)

Recorded at Mercury in 1987 , “Goin’ Gone” was released as a single in September 1987 ( as single from album “ Untasted Honey” of Kathy Mattea) . Written by by Bill Dale, Pat Alger and Fred Koller, it climbed to #1 on the US Billboard Country charts, the single spent single week at number one, and to the position number 3 in Canadian RPM Country Tracks. Was Mattea’s ninth country hit and the first of four number one country singles.

 

 

On the original 45 record, it was paired with another good song: The B-Side was “Every Love” from the pen of Kye Fleming and Janis Ian.

Versions:

Nanci Griffith (1986)
Mary Duff (1989)
Kathy Mattea (1987)

Kathy Mattea – Goin’ Gone Lyrics

There’s a lighthouse in the harbor
Giving guidance with its light.
But I have no one to return to
As I wander through the night.

From the first time that I saw you
Standing silent by the shore.
I knew my search was over
And I would look for love no more.

[Chorus]
Deep in the waters of love I am falling
Sinking like a stone….
Deep in my heart I can hear love calling
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin’ gone…
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin’ gone…

[Verse]
There’s a ship on the horizon
Making its way against the wind.
From the place where I stand watching,
I swear my ship is comin’ in.
Oh, oh, oh

[Chorus]
Deep in the waters of love I am falling
Sinking like a stone….
Deep in my heart I can hear love calling
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin’ gone
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin’ gone

Deep in the waters of love I am falling
Sinking like a stone….
Deep in my heart I can hear love calling
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin’ gone
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin’ gone

Sinking like a stone…
Deep in my heart I can hear love calling
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin’ gone
Goin’ once, goin’ twice, goin’ gone

Sinking like a stone….

Kathy Mattea ‎– Goin' Gone (Single 1987)
Kathy Mattea ‎– Goin’ Gone (Single 1987)

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