"So long, good-bye" as written by and Carlos Santana....
Keep changing your mind
Like clouds in the sky
Love me when you're high
Leave me when you cry

I know it all
It takes time
Like a river running dry
When the sun's too bright

So long, this is goodbye
May we meet again in another life
Like strangers passing by
May we see it clearly in a different light

Keep touching lies
Like a thief in the night
The sun will rise
And expose all the lies

So why deny that you and I
Live different lives
The rivers from your eyes
Can't change my mind

So long, this is goodbye
May we meet again in another life
Like strangers passing by
May we see it clearly in a different light

The rivers from your eyes
Can't change my mind

So long, this is goodbye
May we meet again in another life
Like strangers passing by
May we see it clearly in a different light


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"So Long, Good-Bye" as written by Brian Vodinh Jesse Hasek

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    General CommentThis song makes me want to cry. I mean, I'll get emotional about songs, but this one is an entirely different level.

    I think it's just about two people who can't be together for one reason or another, and maybe they will get another chance in the next life. And that idea is hard for me to think about... that these two people will just have to wait until their next life.
    Desaparecidaon December 28, 2008   Link
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    MemoryThis song perfectly fits me and the person I'm in love with now. He doesn't love me, and we are from two completely different social classes in school (aka lives), and all I can hope is that we can meet in another life and see clearly, to quote the song. He's my soulmate in a shell that can only hurt me. Maybe another life can make it work better.
    artemisaureliaon April 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHm, well a lot of people seem to think that when he sings about meeting again in another life, it's like a new start for them, but I'm not seeing it this way. I don't think this is a nice break up at all really. I think the girl wants the relationship to work but the guy just doesn't want anything to do with her again.

    The rivers from your eyes can't change my mind.

    She obviously doesn't want him to leave, but he just can't take it anymore.

    So long this is goodbye, may we meet again in another life, like strangers passing by..

    When they "meet again" he is giving her hope that they'll see each other, but since they will only be passing by, he still doesn't want anything to become of it.

    So I don't really think he's giving her a happy ending at all. This is just my view though.
    WhispersInTheWindon December 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyes this song is about a break up but its sad and happy at the same time i dk
    xxx300fpsxxxon May 24, 2008   Link
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    Song FactIt's a girlfriend who was on drugs. Named Kathy my cousin.he named an album after her called killing all that holds you .First word of all the words spell her name .I went to school with both . She passed in a car wreck several years ago. Jesse was never into drugs but she was. They were together around 5 years or so. Maybe he will tell the public one day about her.Rest in peace Kathy drinnen
    Tdoggs4uon April 19, 2017   Link
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    General Commentlove it
    Aussiestevoon May 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSaw them in concert at the Valarium in Knoxville, and before they played this song he said that it's a love song gone horribly wrong.
    Smithr1989on May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah, this song's sad, but happy in ways. I can't explain how much I love it.
    Anonymous23on May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwooow
    what a touching song..
    love it
    kjb13on May 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"May we see clearly in a different LIGHT"
    kjb13on May 14, 2008   Link

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