Marcus King Band, The - Rita Is Gone Lyrics




She was surrounded while she was alone
When did my house become less of home
She was so tired
But her eyes remained opened
So much to see
But her words remained unspoken
Weep not for me
For my mind wan't holdin' no peace
Rita carried so much weight
Nobody knew till it was to late

Rita is gone
She ain't coming back in your lifetime
She's gone
She won't wait for you in your next life
Gone, gone, gone, she's gone

Said I'm loneliest when I'm with you
At my best when I'm alone
But I need someone here beside me baby
Please don't stay gone too long
'Cause your love continues to help me baby
This heart's been breaking slowly
But this loneliness can kill me faster
Find it in yourself to stay

Rita is gone
She ain't coming back in your lifetime
She's gone
She won't wait for you in your next life
Lord, she's gone
She ain't coming back in your lifetime
She's gone
She won't wait for you in your next life
Gone, gone, gone, she's gone

Rita is gone
Gone, gone, gone, she's gone
Rita is gone
Gone, gone, gone, she's gone
Rita is gone
Gone, gone, gone, she's gone
Rita is gone
Gone, gone, gone, she's gone





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  1. Alcindo

    Michael Bolton with a Guitar if you close your eyes!! :D

  2. Aaron

    All I can think of when I see this is I hope to fuck they wear deodorant

  3. CiaranD

    Wow this is excellent. What a singer

  4. Vasilis Efstratiou

    Fantastic band....

  5. Bleed Blue 4 EVER UK

    As funky a it gets!! Marcus King, Tedeschi Trucks, Gary Clark, Beth Hart, Joe Bonammassa are just a few of the ones that are helping revive the greatest music of all time.., THE BLUES!!

  6. ALEXANDROS ILIADIS

    Great Band Bravo

  7. Orion Benjamin

    wow kid got some soul, some pipes, and "all" these fellas, are a fresh breathe of air, and have a powerful thing going on here. They are new to my ears... and have passed the "try a second song" test,....at times, I may try a band out... and if I like the first song, I will go on to find another song....and so far these fellas are impressive...and I will go check out their video and try out all I can find on them! Good stuff this band will be heard of and be a massive spark to music listeners all over. So much to relate with in this band.

  8. Al Pepone

    Tienes los cojones más gordos que el Copon

  9. Antonio.Paola. jAz

    Grandiosi !!

  10. dave eisenman

    beautiful gentlemen

  11. Roin James

    How fucking tight is this band! Fuk me! FN Mean!

  12. Brendan McG

    So this is where all of the damn soul went!

  13. Gunzmith Dragonkind

    too many horns

  14. Adrian Whittenburg

    Thats talent right there!

  15. Jackie Stringfellow

    NO WORDS!!!! 💗💗💗 AMAZING, SOULFUL, BRILLIANT.

    I AM IN ABSOLUTE ADORATION.

  16. MAUJA

    WOW!!!
    NEVER HEARD THESE CATS BUT I DO KNOW!!!
    NICE JAM BOYS!!!

  17. waxhead63

    Only just found this kid ... anyone get the name of the rock I,ve been hiding under ... fk!!!!!

  18. P0rtti

    That solo. Oh my lord.

    Adrian Whittenburg

    P0rtti for real

  19. mike levell

    I"m normally a hard core fan. but I really dig your music!!! The lead singer has a hard rocking voice and the band sounds capable of playing any genre.I'll defiantly be following ya'll. I think for the band, there is only one way too go, and that is UP!!

  20. Jack Rowland

    Patrick Hooper shined me on to your band! Great sound. I'm hooked!

  21. Tommy Jeffries

    This guy is legit

  22. tom smith

    this song has a Boz Scaggs feel

  23. Muzicizlif3

    I really like his tone and his music just every song he sings sounds the same to me . Just an observation

  24. Shaun Cialino

    Bad ass

  25. Joe Malinovsky

    Well Done Marcus and the Band!

  26. ryne Lynch

    So good

  27. Pocket Man

    Insane voice, nice guitar too lol

  28. Aaron Last Name

    Anyone know the tune at the very end?
    8:06

    Jelle Wunderink

    It's Ain't nothing wrong with that!

  29. John Leonard

    Who the hell doesn't like this?

  30. Domesticengineer Lifecoach

    WHAT A BADASS!!👍👍👍👍

  31. MarkKiddGuitar

    Badass!!!! These guys are awesome

  32. e30325ikiller

    studiomusiker^^

  33. Maximus Crash bandicore

    She was surrounded while she was alone
    When did my house become less of a home
    She was so tired
    But her eyes remained opened
    So much to see
    But her words remained unspoken
    Weep not for me
    For my mind wan't holdin' no peace
    Rita carried so much weight
    Nobody knew till it was to late

    Rita is gone
    She ain't coming back in your lifetime
    She's gone
    She won't wait for you in your next life
    Gone, gone, gone, she's gone

    Said I'm loneliest when I'm with you
    At my best when I'm alone
    But I need someone here beside me baby
    Please don't stay gone too long
    'Cause your love continues to help me baby
    This heart's been breaking slowly
    But this loneliness can kill me faster
    Find it in yourself to stay

  34. Pete Sandvik

    Nice Steely Dan vibe.

  35. BNJT

    Fantastic

  36. 18andmission

    Never thought anyone could touch Derek Trucks....this dude is touching him and then some!

  37. David Olson

    If you look beyond what mainstream music promotes, pushes and then gives awards to you can find young people with actual talent. This music has soul that will stand the test of time. Etta James and the Queen of Soul could have sang this song 30 years ago. Instead this young man with amazing song writing skills, guitar skills and a voice that has the soul of the two said masters is picking up the slack of the mainstream music industry. Thanks Jam in The Van.

  38. Carlos Fonse

    I should have wore my white pants before listening to this. Two words fucking amazing

  39. Jessica Hornig

    WOW 😮😮😮😮

  40. Michael Sudyk

    Sounds like toy!

  41. Jay Kane

    Long time blues lover and you are the future and your wonderful

  42. Loftis Jason

    Drummer has sweet pocket

  43. Mark Markivich

    killer tune

  44. John Ferratier

    Did anyone else need to change underwear after that solo?

  45. Wayne Neylan

    My god that was good, so much to say about this performance but those who watched to the end already know, love how he sits in the groove not over taking anyone then after 6 or so minutes solos out, very tasty chops, also loved the trumpet player playing one hand while tapping the tambourine with this other, these guys are good, love to see em in Australia ..........

  46. yellowmellow80

    This is one of the greatest artist i've ever seen. Awesome!

  47. mike856ms

    Marcus will be huge very soon. He's unique.

  48. Robin Morris

    Dudes got that thang!

  49. Robert McAnarney

    Did someone say...
    HEADLINER! THESE GUYS ARE GREAT!

  50. malkavian

    Fucking incredible. 3rd time watching this, at a loss for words.

  51. DETRIK. FX

    @5:25 to 6:36 wow just a great lead line. Somebody should figure this out and do a MKB solo lesson.

  52. Серж Шагинян

    jazz turned into rock jazz Blues 👍👍👍👍

  53. Igor Pavlovic

    Good job, greetings from Balkan.

  54. Josh Smitty

    Reminds me of Steely Dan. Sounds really good!

  55. Stan Harwell

    my x-wife is Rita...and I'm glad she's gone.

  56. Dan

    Came for the guitar and stayed for the vocals.

  57. 1970maxpower

    That’s a big damn van.

  58. roc2coffee

    This one whoops ass !!!

  59. W B

    I saw him play live at SXSW

  60. DreamBeliever365

    These guys are going to be really good some day🤔

    mbsnyderc

    Like Today?

    DreamBeliever365

    Ha ha ha

  61. Rene LeBlanc

    Such a great tune

  62. edd Dav

    You wouldn’t go up to Stevie Ray Vaughn and high 5 him but hey the mans only 23

  63. Morgan Frigon

    Khabib out here drumming during his ufc suspension

  64. 2kanchoo

    This is by far and away the best sounding live version of this song and in my opinion more soulful and better sounding than the album version too!

  65. The Melons

    Even if he wasn’t a beast on guitar...that soulful voice would do. Bobby Womack/David Ruffin

  66. 1DANIELTUBE

    Greatness!

  67. Thomas Craig

    Every musician in this video is incredible. Listened 20+ times and still find it hard to take in all the musical aspects, it’s a shame most don’t see that deep into it in the mainstream market! Amazing stuff.

    Humboldt Harry

    In a selfish way I want them to continue playing small venues. Stadium shows with them would be a shame.

  68. bill wilenski

    Sounds like tower of power excellent

  69. Ranis Zaripov

    That was amazing!

  70. Robert Knox

    Like the 50th time listening to this..dang, so good. Can't turn on any more of my friends. None left.

  71. Humboldt Harry

    Damn they’re as tight as Steely Dan

  72. Dexter

    Fucking unbelievable.

  73. Bry back

    COME TO CALIFORNIA !!!

  74. Ben Jammin

    Was telling my dad about him, told him “he grabs your soul from you and juggles with it”

  75. ritaelharti2012

    Lol I feel so triggered

  76. llewxameide 54

    Gave the guy in the grey jacket a Lyft ride last year.
    Pretty cool dude.
    They were in Memphis about to perform.

    I was blown away when I saw this vid

  77. Clayton Taylor

    This version is way better than the album version

  78. QMaster9064

    From the bass, brass, drums, and vocals, they've got their shit locked tight. Could loop this one for an hour.

  79. Tyson Sandoval

    Sounds like a mix between Rod Stewart and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

  80. thatswhatnicksaid

    damn this is beautiful

  81. James Milka

    Holy Shit! Awesome song. What an awesome voice and that guitar work! Wow

  82. Sandra Young

    Reading my newspaper brought me here.Thursday is the listing of different bands and I wanted to check you out......nice

    Sandra Young

    Saving yall to my list

  83. Jan Caffrey

    Like this, great voice,

  84. Daniel Matthias

    definitive proof that gingers have a soul

  85. Helianthus do Campo

    Deus, cai aqui de paraquedas mas sinto que ainda estou caindo e caindo e...

  86. Mazen Alharbi

    ❤😴👍

  87. Mark Rush

    They are great

  88. MARK SKORICH

    She was surrounded while she was alone
    When did my house become less of home
    She was so tired
    But her eyes remained opened
    So much to see
    But her words remained unspoken
    Weep not for me
    For my mind wan't holdin' no peace
    Rita carried so much weight
    Nobody knew till it was to late
    Rita is gone
    She ain't coming back in your lifetime
    She's gone
    She won't wait for you in your next life
    Gone, gone, gone, she's gone
    Said I'm loneliest when I'm with you
    At my best when I'm alone
    But I need someone here beside me baby
    Please don't stay gone too long
    'Cause your love continues to help me baby
    This heart's been breaking slowly
    But this loneliness can kill me faster
    Find it in yourself to stay
    Rita is gone
    She ain't coming back in your lifetime
    She's gone
    She won't wait for you in your next life
    Lord, she's gone
    She ain't coming back in your lifetime
    She's gone
    She won't wait for you in your next life
    Gone, gone, gone, she's gone
    Rita is gone
    Gone, gone, gone, she's gone
    Rita is gone
    Gone, gone, gone, she's gone
    Rita is gone
    Gone, gone, gone, she's gone
    Rita is gone
    Gone, gone, gone, she's gone

  89. Michael Gomez

    He is coming to my Town in August,,RSVP YES

  90. John Pagliaro

    Brilliant Marcus 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  91. Alfonso Garcia Escudero

    No te mueras sin venir a Argentina la puta madreeeeee

  92. CloudHopper

    Fam I need some more of this, are there more links to similar songs or something? Couldn't find anything similar under the same artist....

  93. schef61

    I am 58, grew up listening, hearing and seeing the greatest musicians. This young man is the real deal. Heart, soul and talent. I wish him the best and hope to see him one day.✌

  94. sparkijones

    This band is tight!

  95. Eric Larson

    I love this vid. Tits.

  96. Overtime Freak

    Fantastische Musik....einfach lebendig...

  97. Bilbo Baggins

    I'm glad I discovered these men. Keepin' the blues alive. Keep up the good work ;)

    Jess Slaten

    Yep. They remind me that good music , quality musician's are not a dying breed.

  98. Jam In The Van

    Have you seen our session with The Marcus King Band from Austin, TX!? Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cROZA3hF9Ck&list=PL2WI4mMDDI_-jO3wmeDAT5zljc5kT3Q6Z&index=2&t=0s