It's a simple day outside.
The sun is the only thing shining,
Not a cloud in the sky.
No hint of you.

I will always regret
Never hearing your best secrets.
And your mind with all its witty jokes,
Your hand restless, reaching for another smoke.

Can you see how I miss you so?
Can't believe your wanting to go,
'Cause I just don't know how to make myself
Let you go.

And I still can't seem to find
A simple way to say goodbye.
I'm not the kind for regret.
Was there something I wanted to forget?
Either way you'd already made up your mind.

It's a matter of faith.
Shut your eyes and believe that it will take.
Though it's hard with these doubts, I know with no doubt,
That you're resting somewhere great.

Can you see how I miss you so?
Can't believe your wanting to go,
'Cause I just don't know how to make myself
Let you go.

And I still can't seem to find
A simple way to say goodbye.
I'm not the kind for regret.
Was there something I wanted to forget?
Either way you'd already made up your mind.




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Say Goodbye song meanings
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    General Comment(There's three members of this group and this particular song was written by Doris Muramatsu.)

    This song makes me think of my grandmother. She died a few months ago after a lengthy illness and like the song says I really think she was wanting to go. (but, now "I know with no doubt, that you're resting somewhere great")

    I beat myself up think about this now and it's sort well said in the second stanza, there was so many times I could have been talking to her and hearing all her stories and wisdom, but often I would just put my iPod on and basically ignore her. I don't know why I thought she would always be there, I don't why it's so easy to take people for granted; it's like I always lived with her or near her, I was such a fool. I wish I could have done differently but I am glad for the time I had with her. And this song makes me think of her and reminds me to spend as much time as I can with the ones I love now, because we're never guaranteed the next moment.
    yjdon August 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the person she's singing about committed suicide, and this song deals with the fallout from that person's decision.
    McGreeniepantson October 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song will always be special to me... And make me bawl my eyes out... I was introduced to it by a friend before his passing and I played it at this friend's memorial service... I was asked to say a few words since I was a close friend (he had helped me decide to come out of the closet...), but I couldn't quite articulate anything in words.... Given that I'm currently in music school (as a flute music ed major) and music's ALWAYS been my best form of expression, I figured out how the chords and such are, created a piano part and played it on a piano while crying my way thru the melody. This friend was 19 years old when he committed suicide. He had just come out as a homosexual a year earlier, his junior year of high school and had just been accepted to the University I am currently at for music (as a composition/Theory major with a minor in education).... Today is the four year anniversary of my friend's death. And this song is just repeating thru my head like there's no tomorrow... Doris wrote such a beautiful song....
    spookythebandoon March 08, 2006   Link

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