Tom Keifer don’t know what you got personal meaning

I have listened to this song maybe a million times when the song came out I was 10 years old and I would say too young to understand the song and its meaning and as years go by I would just enjoy the song at times getting sick of it because it’s a ballad. I knew Tom Keifer would be playing this song at his show but I never could have predicted the emotion that I would feel hearing him perform the song and it’s almost like the song took on a life on its own for me. I went to the show that night having a relationship that was over and feeling very depressed about it. Tom plays the song as a duet with his wife in front of me coincidentally were a few couples listening to the song and then I started to have tears falling down my face. It is not the type of thing that you expect to happen at a rock concert but I felt this song during the concert and Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone to me after its gone all I really had was emptiness inside nothing else there by the emptiness Tom sings Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone all I got is this song all I had in that moment was the emptiness the feeling of being empty after somebody you love leaves you know it’s your fault you don’t know what else to do to make it right but you’re just left with that feeling and I think that’s what brought me to tears was thinking of about her and just wishing that she had been there with me watching the show. I was there alone and it felt cold, it felt empty. The person is gone now I get what the song is about. I think about the mistakes I made to mess it up and bring it to that point. I no longer know how these things work.

 

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