"Wave Goodbye" as written by and Jonathan Luke/nixon Mcduffee....
A pen ends a note
Is this all that I have earned?
The words you wrote are from lessons
You've unlearned about who you are inside.
What are you trying to hide?
Cause I can see through you so clearly.

Now you're standing at the edge
Of breaking new ground.
There's so much in your head
Before you hit the ground.
Just wave goodbye
To everyone you thought you knew
Just wave goodbye
To everything that's keeping you alive
Keeping you alive
Just say goodbye
Say goodbye

Before you choke.

Girl the time has come
To make all your wishes
And burn, burn, burn, burn, burn all your bridges.
And hope they remember you,
As something more than just a failure.
Something more than a lock without it's key
Cause that was me.

Now you're standing at the edge
Of breaking new ground.
There's so much in your head
Before you hit the ground.
Just wave goodbye
To everyone you thought you knew
Just wave goodbye
To everything that's keeping you alive
Keeping you alive
Just say goodbye.

Think twice, think twice, think twice
Don't say goodbye.
Think twice, think twice
Just clear your mind
Think twice, think twice,
Think twice for me this time.

Just wave goodbye
To everyone you thought you knew
Just wave goodbye
To everything that's keeping you alive.
Keeping you alive.
Just say goodbye.
Say goodbye
Goodbye


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"Wave Goodbye" as written by Jonathan Luke Mcduffee Brandon Christopher Wootten

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentmy first post, try to make a contribution here

    its about a girl commiting suicide by jumping.

    A pen ends a note
    Is this all that I have earned?
    The words you wrote are from lessons
    You've unlearned about who you are inside.
    What are you trying to hide?
    'Cause I can see through you so clearly.

    he found her suicide note and is asking her why

    Girl the time has come
    to make all your wishes
    And burn, burn, burn, burn, burn all your bridges.
    And hope they remember you,
    as something more than just a failure.
    Something more than a lock without it's key
    'Cause that was me.

    hes saying hes this isnt the way to get attention and he has been there before

    Think twice, think twice, think twice
    Don't say goodbye.
    Think twice, think twice
    Just clear your mind
    Think twice, think twice,
    Think twice for me this time.

    hes trying to talk her out of it





    damn good song, suprised im the first to comment
    quadrider47on November 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentExatly, I think it's about a girl committing suicide as well.

    "A pen ends a note
    Is this all that I have earned?
    The words you wrote are from lessons
    You've unlearned about who you are inside."
    The pen ending the 'note' is obviously the suicide letter that the girl had written to the guy. He is upset because he thinks he is owed more than just a petty note from the girl, because he probably felt like he meant more to her than that and that he deserved more. The part where he says 'The words that you wrote from lessons you've unlearned' I think that means like, the girl didn't really get to have any real life experiences and without having any life experiences she really doesn't know what she's going to be missing out on and she doesn't realise that she could eventually get over this and learn from it in the future, which will make it a 'lesson learned'

    "Now you're standing at the edge
    of breaking new ground.
    There's so much in your head
    before you hit the ground.
    Just wave goodbye"
    Obviously about a girl jumping to her death. 'There's so much in her head' that's probably conflicting emotion and her second-guessing the decision.

    "Think twice, think twice, think twice
    Don't say goodbye.
    Think twice, think twice
    Just clear your mind
    Think twice, think twice,
    Think twice for me this time."
    And that's the guy pleading with her. Telling her to think again, in the hopes she'll change her mind, and she can start to put things into perspective and to think more clearly about what she's about to do. He's pleading and begging for her to change her mind because she means so much to him and he doesn't want her to end her life.

    My interpretation but that's pretty much how I see the song. The meaning is pretty obvious, but I like this song a lot.

    stagnateon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree. it does sound like shes committing suicide.
    shaeeliseon January 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't beleive that this song exists, I got their CD for about a month and this song got my attention just yesterday!!

    halffadeon February 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow, 4 comments?
    I was expecting tons of them.
    I can relate to this. I went through a period like the girl in this.
    I was majorly depressed. My best guy friend is the one who talked me out of it.
    I'm damn glad he did, we're dating and he saved my life. I just hope that if he ever needs me, I'll be able to help him like he helped me. He's my life, and I'm glad I listened to him, and didn't do what I planned on doing. I'm glad he found me, and told me what he thought of me, and gave me a new perspective on life, and how much I would miss out on, and how many people would miss me, and blame themselves. Suicide isn't a joke, believe me.
    tyggzzon December 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPart of it sounds like a suicide note & part of it sounds like she is breaking up with him in a letter when he says is this all I have earned. Not too sure about this one, but I have to say that I love this CD.
    megiepooon December 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is about a girl he holds dear commiting suicide. The first parts are about how she was stronger than that, if she would have calmed now. He also says that the people she's leaving behind(him) deserved way more than an explanation of why she did it, they deserved her to live for them. And then he's mentioning how she'll be gone and they will be left to live without her. He tells her that if she does it it will be the defining factor of her life. When people think about her it will always be attached. Finally he mentions he was there, and that it is possible to live past the hurt/confusion/depression she has been carrying around with her. The entire song he's trying to talk her out of it. All of the "wave goodbyes" are saying that if she does this the love people hold for her will be replaced by missory because of her not being there and choosing to leave the. Finally he tells her that it's a choice, and she needs to calm down. And if she wont live for her, he wants more than anything for her to live for the people who love her. Especially him.
    Now he presents the situation she is in, reinforcing that if she does this she'll be hurting everyone close to her.
    starpphireon November 02, 2011   Link

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