"Why We Said Goodbye" as written by Tom Douglas and Billy Kirsch....
I remember Sunday mornings walking on the beach
And that place we'd stop for breakfast with the old red vinyl seats
The hours of the tide chart
The way the sunlight dance upon your face

That antique roller coaster you just had to ride
I remember how you laughed at the terror in my eyes
The color and the detail
Just like it was yesterday

And I remember how you held me the night my father died
I didn't have to tell you
I just broke down and cried
You're sewn into the fabric, the pieces of my life
And I just can't remember why we said goodbye

Up and down this boardwalk lonely people sit
I know it wasn't perfect but nothin' ever is
The sails out in the harbor
Are searching for the wind

I just had to call you, I had to hear your voice
And tell you I still love you we still have a choice
You're sewn into the fabric, the pieces of my life
And I just can't remember why we said goodbye

Everything I do
Leads back to you
I know I just can't let us go

There must have been a reason, but I can't remember now
I know if I could hold you we could work it out
You're sewn into the fabric the pieces of my life
And girl let's give it one more try
'Cause I just can't remember why we said goodbye


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"Why We Said Goodbye" as written by Tom Douglas Billy Kirsch

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    General Commentthis is a beautiful song!!!!
    jesusmyheartadoresuon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsometimes in the heat of the fighting we tend to forget what it is we fight about and we forget why the words we said came out...only after do we see what we did
    poohblueskyon May 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyric that gets me is "I remember when you held me, the night my father died - I didn't have to tell you, I just broke down and cried." I guess Tim McGraw has too much memories of his lover to identify why exactly the relationship went wrong.
    hekifieron June 13, 2008   Link

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