"If this is goodbye" as written by and Mark Knopfler....
My famous last words
Are laying around in tatters
Sounding absurd
Whatever I try
But I love you
And that's all that really matters
If this is goodbye
If this is goodbye

You bright shining sun
Would light up the way before me
You were the one
Made me feel I could fly
And I love you
Whatever is waiting for me
If this is goodbye
If this is goodbye

Who knows how long we've got
Or what were made out of
Who knows if there's a plan or not
There is our love
I know there is our love

My famous last words
Could never tell the story
Spinning unheard
In the dark of the sky
But I love you
And this is our glory
If this is goodbye
If this is goodbye


Lyrics submitted by Mr. Tambourine Man

"If This Is Goodbye" as written by Mark Knopfler

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    General CommentI saw Mark Knopfler perform this on a TV show. He described that there was a complilation of the voice mail messages from the people trapped inside the World Trade Center towers. Literally, if these are the last words you would leave for a loved one, what would say? These people may or may not have known their fate...but a desperate attempt to say "I love you". So hauntingly beautiful!
    jakaduon June 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHaunting lyrics, particularly if rerencing the World Trade Centre tragedy. His duet with Emmylou Harris is simply beautiful.
    bigglesworthon July 08, 2012   Link

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