The Day You Went Away

M2M was a Norwegian pop music duo comprising Marit Larsen and Marion Raven. Larsen and Raven had been friends since the age of five, and formed a music duo when they were eight. They released a children’s album in 1996 when Larsen was 12 and Raven was 11, under the name “Marion & Marit”. The album was nominated for a Spellemannprisen award and the band changed their name to M2M after signing a record deal with Atlantic Records in 1998. M2M were frequently praised for writing most of their songs and performing their own instruments, something which was considered to set them aside from the majority of teen pop music artists.


Their debut single, “Don’t Say You Love Me” (1999), was both a critical and commercial success, and remained their biggest hit. Their debut album, Shades of Purple (2000), was critically acclaimed and sold over 1.5 million units worldwide. Despite critical acclaim, their second album, The Big Room (2002), did not perform as well commercially, and the duo broke up the year of its release, with each pursuing a solo career. A greatest hits album, The Day You Went Away: The Best of M2M (2003) was released after they disbanded. M2M sold over 2 million albums.


Listen to my favorite of M2M’s “The Day You Went Away”. Courtesy: – Cheers!

“The Day You Went Away”


Well I wonder could it be

When I was dreaming ’bout you baby

You were dreaming of me

Call me crazy, call me blind

To still be suffering is stupid after all of this time


Did I lose my love to someone better

And does she love you like I do

I do, you know I really really do


Well hey

So much I need to say

Been lonely since the day

The day you went away

So sad but true

For me there’s only you

Been crying since the day

The day you went away


I remember date and time

September twenty second

Sunday twenty five after nine

In the doorway with your case

No longer shouting at each other

There were tears on our faces


And we were letting go of something special

Something we’ll never have again

I know, I guess I really really know


The day you went away

The day you went away


Why do we never know what we’ve got ’til it’s gone

How could I carry on

The day you went away

Cause I’ve been missing you so much I have to say

Been crying since the day

The day you went away

The day you went away

The day you went away


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