"Goodnight" as written by William Maragh, Kanye Omari West, Euwart Asman Beckford, Arthur Stanley Reid, Dante Terrell Smith, Albert Paris Daniels and Jason Todd Miller....
Goodnight to the city and the sea
To the strangers in the street
Goodnight to the ghost out in the hall
The paint peeling off the wall
Goodnight

Sometimes I stand between the sidewalk and the sky
And just stare into the clouds as they pass by
You have to leave the ground to learn to fly

Goodnight to the TV and the clocks
To the rain that never stops
Goodnight to everyone I know
Shut my eyes and let 'em go

Sometimes I stand between the sidewalk and the sky
And just stare into the clouds as they pass by
You have to leave the ground to learn to fly

There is something beautiful dying every day
And for the first time in my life I'm not afraid
'Cause there's nothing in this world that doesn't change

Goodnight to the person I have been
To the place that I am in
Goodnight tomorrow, hello to the sun
Are your ready? Here I come *goodnight*

Sometimes I stand between the sidewalk and the sky
And just star into the clouds as they pass by
You have to leave the ground to learn to fly

You have to leave the ground to learn to fly


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    General CommentWhy are there no comments for this song? this song kicks my ass. anyhow, i'm not sure, but i think it might be about someone maybe visiting heaven or something along those lines, and makes him commit suicide. "And just stare into the clouds as they pass by"
    that could be him looking at heaven and wanting to go there.
    'There is something beautiful dying every day
    And for the first time in my life I'm not afraid
    'Cause there's nothing in this world that doesn't change'
    when he goes there (in a dream?) he sees that at sometime, everything dies and he might as well just go now. he says goodnight to himself and the place hes in (Earth), so hes going to stay in heaven. he also says 'Are you ready, here i come' symbolizing that he is leaving and asking heaven if its ready for him. leaving the ground to learn to fly could mean that since he left the ground to visit heaven, hes flying, like angels to. I have no clue, just my opinion, but it sounded good at the time.
    Taking Back Mondayon February 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwell, i know this song will be uber popular in a few weeks or months, so i might as well comment now. i believe this song is just about moving on from things you may be comfortable and familiar with, and exploring the rest of the world. he is saying goodbye to the familiar, and greeting the new, and he isnt afraid.
    sublime5446on March 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove it like cake thats all i say
    donnieisyourmannon March 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song really truly is amazing.
    acdcxxon March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about him wanting to change his life and start fresh. Possibly after accepting God.
    christchin910on March 31, 2009   Link

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