"Goodbye" as written by Gavin Richard Harrison and Ricardo A. Byer....
It's difficult to say goodbye after only one life
The rain will fall down replenishing all of our broken dreams
And this burning tree that's withering will bloom again
Would you believe?

Goodbye, goodbye
Walk away it's time to say goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye
Walk away it's hard to say goodbye

Now all that's left
Pictures on the walls
Memories and stories that are told
The more often told the bigger they get
Create a legacy lest we forget

Goodbye, goodbye
Walk away it's time to say goodbye

No longer can I hold onto this defeated change in heart
I swear
It's time to sing "fare thee well" to life as we know it

My voice it will be,
You know I will be,
Yes it will be still

Something woke me up in the midst of dream and fantasy
Halfway there but He always fills my cup
And He lifts me up oh how He lifts me up

Goodbye, goodbye
Walk away it's time to say goodbye

I never took the time
To stop and realize
That death takes many forms
Even while alive


Lyrics submitted by joshbert13

"Goodbye" as written by Mik Thomas Andre Schmidt

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment"I never took the time to stop and realize that death takes many forms even while alive"

    Such a great/sad song. The guy sings with such pure emotion.
    aniotaon January 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsong means soo much more if you take a look at your life with the song
    JayZ03on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAlmost two years ago, I ended the best friendship I had ever had because I knew that it was only hurting me. This totally applied to my life then, because while I knew things had to be different, I also knew that we always had these great memories, and pictures of us, and stories to tell people, and I knew that we could be friends again. It's a very good song, and it's still very comforting to me.
    InnocentVillainon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a melancholy song. but its beautiful. and the lead singer's voice is so haunting.
    xSTELLARxon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song, to me, is more of a religious song.."He always fills my cup And He lifts me up oh how He lifts me up" really gives ya a big clue. he's talking about god. so i guess i'm trying to say this is a pretty sad song! whoever said it was comforting was right, it is. andd.. this is my first post:)
    takingxbackxjennyon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful....
    Em0PrinceSsSon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"I never took the time to stop and realize that death takes many forms even while alive".....what does that line mean?
    BrittanyBon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt means that death is as much a part of life as living and that it is manifoldly active in the aspects of our lives.
    ArmoredTR0LLon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the line
    "I never took the time to stop an drealize that death takes many forms even while alive"
    is talking about the way a christian is to live. It gives the picture of how we are to die to ourselves (or to our sin) and become alive in Christ.

    ("I no longer live, but Christ lives in me." -- Galations 2:20)

    There's plenty of other scriptures that talk about that.

    I actually wrote about this song in my xanga a little while ago. Check it out if you want to at: xanga.com/…
    iwasdeadthenaliveon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentby BrittanyB on 05-08-2004 @ 10:38:34 PM
    "I never took the time to stop and realize that death takes many forms even while alive".....what does that line mean?

    this means that death does not only happen in physical form or in our bodies but also in spiritual form or in our souls. we may still be breathing and living in this world but our spirit maybe dead if we don't have Christ in our lives.
    jphearton September 30, 2008   Link

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