"Goodbye" as written by Mark Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber....
Tomorrow used to be a day away
Now love is gone and you're into someone far away
I never thought the day would come
When I would see his hand not mine
Holding on to yours because I could not find the time
And now I can't deny
Nothing lasts forever
But I don't want to leave and see the teardrops in your eyes
I don't want to live to see the day you say goodbye

Now there comes another part of life I go alone
Sitting at a bar with Chris that I can't leave
'Cause my house ain't no home
I just want to touch you girl
I want to feel you close to me
Without your love I would give up now and walk away so easily
So maybe while we're young we'll figure out together
That even with the pain there's a remedy
We'll be all right
I don't want to live to see the day you say goodbye

When I first met you I couldn't love anyone
But you stole my dreams and you made me see
That I can walk into the sun and I could still be me
And now I can't deny
Nothing lasts forever
But I don't want to leave and see the teardrops in your eyes
So baby why break up
Let's figure out together
That even with the pain there's a remedy
And we'll be alright
I don't want to live to see the day you say goodbye
We say goodbye
Oh goodbye
Goodbye


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"Goodbye" as written by Decarlo Frashuer Eric D. Dawkins

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI agree! Completely sad song, but an awesome one. It reminds me of our last soccer game in HS, because on the trip back home, we all listened to this song and bawled our eyes out. Stupid, maybe, but we were mostly just sad that such a good time was over. I know this song's about a girl, but that's what it will always remind me of.
    Gstring11on March 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly heck. does anyone know the story behind this song?
    fadedjadedon July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. It explains the way I feel about my ex-girlfriend. It seemed like we loved each other so much and that it would last forever.

    "I don’t want to live to see the day we say goodbye "

    The song is just about losing someone that u love.
    nickelback_2202on August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJesus Christ! This is one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. I think the meaning/story behind it is just the age old feeling of losing a girl.
    I think he sees it coming and can't do anything about it and is trying to deal with it.
    Smartripon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is about a divorce,i think.Darius mentions "his" house not being a home,basically meaning that they have shared a home,and the girl left, so the person in the song spent his time downing bottles instead.
    its about a divorce, but i wonder where the kids are...
    thecolorsblueon April 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, if you listen to this song after you just had your heart broken, you just might kill yourself.
    true1480on March 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYears ago I saw them in concert and my high school love of a few years and I had just broken up a few days prior. They played this song in concert and I lost it. Thank goodness for great friends that were there with me. Still to this day (11 years later) this song reminds me of the break up with my first real love. Amazing how years later songs just bring up memories like they just happened yesterday.
    ice_princesson September 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a guy who loved a girl but didn't want her until he seen her with someone else, and now regrets having lost and doesn't want to say goodbye to their love.
    answer1on May 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song as well as the song "Let her cry" is written for Daruis' live in Girlfriend and mother of his first daughter. They never married. Darrius married his current wife Beth in 2000.

    Darius is big into golfing and is good friends with Tiger Woods. The Chris he refers to in this song is his long time friend and PGA tour golfer Chris Smith.

    I think when he says: "I just wanna touch you girl. I wanna feel you close to me. Without your love I would give up now and walk away so easily. So maybe while you're young We'll figure out together
    that even with the pain, there's a remedy and we'll be all right" I think this is a reference to his daughter in the midst of the break up.

    mac16on November 05, 2009   Link
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    MemoryThis song means a lot to me. The last girl I dated our song was actually "Let Her Cry" and when we broke up she started dating other guys that always hurt her and made her cry and eventually she started going to AA. One of the guys she dated was my friend Chris who loves to drink. Now every time I hear that line: "sitting at a bar with Chris and I can't leave 'cause my house ain't no home, no." It makes me think of how if I were to go to a bar with my friend I wouldn't be able to go to where she is because of the alcohol, leaving my house empty and not feeling like a home.
    SocialToilet16on November 29, 2009   Link

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