And I sure would like some sweet company
I`m leaving tomorrow what do you say
The two final lines of the first verse here sum up the entire message of the song. The singer alludes to going somewhere and repeats you’re gonna' miss me when I’m gone. The singer wants company, particularly that special someone and pushes the idea that they will miss them if they don’t come in order to convince this person to come along with them.
In the movie Pitch Perfect, Beca played by Anna Kendrick sings this song while auditioning for the Barden Bellas a cappella group, choosing to sing a simpler folk song instead of the Kelly Clarkson pop hit “Since U Been Gone”. Kendrick said that when the producers of the movie found out that she taught herself the cup and song routine after seeing it on Reddit they had to showcase it in the movie.
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