"Goodbye To Love" as written by Richard Lynn Carpenter and John Bettis....
I'll say goodbye to love
No one ever cared if I should live or die
Time and time again the chance for love has passed me by
And all I know of love
Is how to live without it
I just can't seem to find it

So I've made my mind up
I must live my life alone
And though it's not the easy way
I guess I've always known
I'd say goodbye to love

There are no tomorrows for this heart of mine
Surely time will lose these bitter memories
And I'll find that there is someone to believe in
And to live for something I could live for

All the years of useless search
Have finally reached an end
Loneliness and empty days will be my only friend
From this day love is forgotten
I'll go on as best I can

What lies in the future
Is a mystery to us all
No one can predict the wheel of fortune as it falls
There may come a time when I will see tha I've been wrong
But for now this is my song

And it's goodbye to love
I'll say goodbye to love


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"Goodbye to Love" as written by Richard Lynn Carpenter John Bettis

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    My InterpretationThis is a single person's anthem, and one of the most special songs in my mind. I loving, caring and intelligent person chooses not to manufacture love, or a relationship, and is brave and caring enough to acknowledge this, in a world where people are all in it for fake relationships. Karen's voice shows we need to acknowledge single people as our future, intelligent future. So I made my mind up I must live my life alone. I love and mis you karen oh so very much, but you are in my heart and mind so deeply, I couldn't imagine my life without YOU!
    mariojraguccion September 09, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis is my #1 favorite Carpenter's tune, and one of my favorite songs ever.

    It is (was) famous for the fact that Richard and Karen over-dubbed more than 30 vocal tracks on the anthem-like fade-out (it was the most ever, at the time).

    Very lushly produced.. beautifully sung by Karen... great lyrics... and a great 3 minute guitar solo on the fade-out at the end.

    The line in the middle "there are no tomorrows for this heart of mine... something I could live for" are heart-wrenching. Karen could really put some emotion into her singing... too bad that, back then, they had to water everything down for radio. Love songs couldn't get "too serious".... I believe she could've sung songs that would have people killing themselves.... her voice was that good!
    ksandbergflon February 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin the beginning, karens register is amazing..well in all of her songs it is too.but u can tell how low she goes then she hits them normal.
    am507on March 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite Carpenters songs as well, even though it's really depressing (and emo). But Karen's voice is SO GOOD.
    deschainxon September 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentRichard actually wrote this beautiful song. In addition to Karen's soulful voice, this song has an amazing guitar solo by Tony Peluso.
    fanofoldieson January 17, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a single person's anthem, and one of the most special songs in my mind. I loving, caring and intelligent person chooses not to manufacture love, or a relationship, and is brave and caring enough to acknowledge this, in a world where people are all in it for fake relationships. Karen's voice shows we need to acknowledge single people as our future, intelligent future. So I made my mind up I must live my life alone. I love and mis you karen oh so very much, but you are in my heart and mind so deeply, I couldn't imagine my life without YOU!
    mariojraguccion September 09, 2015   Link

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