"One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell" as written by and Steven Patrick/boorer Morrissey....
Always be careful
When you abuse the one you love
The hour or the day, no one can tell
But one day goodbye will be farewell
And you will never see the one you love again
You will never see the one you love again

I have been thinking, what, with my final brain cell
How time grips you, slimming, in it's spell
And before you know, goodbye will be farewell
And you will never see the one you love again
And the smiling children tell you that you smell

Well, just look at me
A savage Beast with nothing to sell
And when I die, I want to go to Hell
And that's when goodbye should be farewell
One day goodbye will be farewell
So grab me while you still can, goodbye


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"One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell" as written by Martin James Boorer Steven Morrissey

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    General CommentWhy keep abusing the one you love and taking them for granted? You never know when they'll be gone. Overall, the basic message I feel.
    There's a bitterness to this song I feel, the narrator isn't happy with their life, what they've become. He's bitter at those who are lucky to have people who love them yet don't treat them right. Or maybe he is guilty of this himself. Its almost like a sudden realisation of time and how death could strike at any moment. Therefore why continue this way? "Grab me while we still have the time". Lets make the most of what we have because one day, goodbye really will be farewell
    Mr_Soulon January 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt says: And when I die, I want to go to hell.
    christina201288on May 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think, "I want to go to hell" is saying I don't want that love that you people think is so holy. He is rejecting relationships because one day goodbye will be farewell and everyone always leaves you. It is not worth the struggle, it is better to be content with yourself, by yourself. That makes sense when you consider the lyrics in I'm OK By Myself and That's How People Grow Up.
    Coowon January 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI like the shift in tones and themes:
    (1) Foreboding: the song opens with a warning.
    (2) Despair. The repeated "And you will never see the one you love again" drives the message home, making you think, "I will lose someone I love."
    (3) Dark humo(u)r: "The smiling children tell you that you smell." While you are grieving over your loss, the innocent children will be teasing you as usual.
    (4) Guilt; see my reply to Coow.
    (5) Hope/mediation, or a (futile?) grasp at hope found in the last line.
    NikoMackeyon October 27, 2012   Link

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