"Goodbye Again" as written by and Matthew B. Scannell....
I'm on the outside looking in
What do I see
So much of this left to begin
Where would I be
Out on the outside looking in
Cover me through this night

I guess I don't know what's left to say
Hear me out
All of the dreams of yesterday
Keep breaking me down
What's on the outside
Can you say?
Or am I getting carried away?

It's in your mind
It's in your eyes
So it's goodbye again
It's way past time
For one last try
So it's goodbye again

Goodbye again

I'm getting on
What's the use?
You know how I get
I can't decide which is the truth
At least not yet
I got the feeling that it's you
What can be said alone in this room?
And now

It's in your mind
It's in your eyes
So it's goodbye again
It's way past time
For one last try
So it's goodbye again

Who wants you now?
Maybe somebody else
I'll wait around
Maybe you'll forget
You were never here
Maybe forget
You were ever,
Never, here

I'm on the outside looking down
What do I see?
So much of this cold in the ground
Where would I be?
Out on the outside looking down
Cover me before you go

It's in your mind
It's in your eyes
So it's goodbye again
It's way past time
For one last try
So it's goodbye again

You're falling out
I'm falling in
So it's goodbye again
It's way past time
For one last try
So it's goodbye
Again

It's in your mind
It's in your eyes
So it's goodbye again
It's way past time
For one last try
So it's goodbye again


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"Goodbye Again" as written by Matthew B. Scannell Matt Scannell

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    General Commentthis song is a beautiful and heart-breaking account of his dying relationship.
    it actually explains my relationship right now, but from the other end. "it's in your mind, it's in your eyes" - my boyfriend can see that something's off with me. even though i love him, something's just not working..he can hear it in my voice, and he can see a change in my eyes. i don't look at him the same way that i used to :(. we've broken up before and gotten back together twice. he can just tell that my heart isn't in it anymore and though i don't even know how to tell him, he just knows that it's "goodbye again".
    "you're falling out, i'm falling in" - this guy is so deeply in love with the girl, who's falling out of love with him. i feel like in writing this song, he's just expressing his confusion, frustration and his utter heart-break at the failure of this relationship that he's invested so much in, and would do anything for. they really do love each other, but maybe it just can't work. if it's at that point where it's "way past time for one last try" he knows that what they once had can't be salvaged anymore.
    he'll wait around for her in hopes that she'll come back to him. "maybe you'll forget you were ever here" - he's maybe in denial - maybe she'll forget the bad and come back eventually, but either way he needs her to "cover"/comfort him before she goes. this song makes me cry :(
    lulu227on December 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmaybe its about this guy wanting the best for the girl he loves.
    and he is not it.
    Muzikboion November 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits about looking at the scenario beyond a break up (whats on the outside can you say?), and knowing that they have tried their best to keep the relationship...its not worth another try anymore..so its goodbye again..
    why the title? i think its not the first time they have broken up.this song may have been written after, say, the third or fourth attempt to keep the relationship...
    thecolorsblueon March 17, 2006   Link

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