Leaving isn't quite the same--
he said to me--as running away.
If you're scared or tired of what you're scared of,
well why should you stay?

He loved to say, "goodbye,"
and always counted out the time,
until he was free, to get up and leave,
to learn how to breathe
again.

Slipping out to have a cigarette,
with someone else that he'd never met.
Ask her if, "by the way would she like to run away
and try to forget?

"Or just not to stay, to leave without saying why?

"To get up and go,
to catch the last train,
to get in some car,
and drive out again,
to never come back this way,
and have to say:

"Goodbye
So long
Farewell
Au revoir

Goodbye
So long
Farewell
Au revoir."


Lyrics submitted by bruhh44, edited by adngai

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    General CommentQuite simply, I believe that this song is about loving someone, and that person leaving.
    loveforthelovelesson January 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHad the OST of Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist for a long time but just saw the movie and this song is just beautiful! This song could be whay i've been through with my ex gf, a mix between happyness and sadness... The hardest part is always to let go and to know when to let go can take some time!
    shoothemupon January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat the end:

    "goodbye
    so long
    farewell
    au revoir"

    x2
    taylorrr1211on July 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so emotional, I love it.
    wishlist17xon November 15, 2009   Link

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