"This Is Goodbye" as written by and Mike A./dutkiewicz D'antonio....
This is my goodbye
This is my goodbye
This is my goodbye
But please don't try to stop me
I don't exist, I can't be you
Each day is a new failure
Every trial is permissive
Every step I gain I only fall back sitting

This is my goodbye
But please don't try to stop me

There is nothing left
There is nothing left

[Chorus]
It's over, please lay me to rest
Forgive me, let me go
It's my choice so please lay me to rest
Forgive me, let me go

I have no mercy
This place is overwhelming
Once again I could last
I see no way to be free
I search for the answers
Is there no solution?
I realize my reflection
My reflection is the demon

[Chorus]

It's my blasphemy hoping not to waste each day
It's a nightmare, sleep in freedom
You gave but it was not enough
You say it was not enough, it was never enough

[Chorus]


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"This Is Goodbye" as written by Jamie Jones Kameron Houff

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    General CommentThis song is about suicide, but its definitely not solely because of a relationship.

    The line "this place is overwhelming" shows that. It's simply about wanting out of "this place".
    Hazard864on June 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLyrics from the booklet for the special edition verbatim - there is at least one punctuation error that I've intentionally left in, and the lines are as they appear in the booklet:

    This is my goodbye but please dont say a word
    I don't exist I can't be heard
    Each day's a new failure every trial is my master
    Every step I gain I only fall back faster
    This is my goodbye but please don't try to stop me
    There's nothing left there is nothing left

    It's over please lay me to rest forgive me let me go
    It's my choice so please lay me to rest forgive me let me go

    I am no martyr this place overwhelms me
    Once again I collapse I see no way to be free
    I search for the answers is there no solution
    I realize my reflection, my reflection is my demon

    It's over please lay me to rest forgive me let me go
    It's my choice so please lay me to rest forgive me let me go

    It's my blasphemy hoping not to wake
    Each day is the nightmare sleep is freedom
    You gave but it was not enough
    Your strength it was not enough, never enough

    It's over please lay me to rest forgive me let me go
    It's my choice so please lay me to rest forgive me let me go

    And with editing for more song-like line breaks and correct grammar:

    This is my goodbye
    This is my goodbye

    This is my goodbye
    But please don't say a word
    I don't exist
    I can't be heard
    Each day's a new failure
    Every trial is my master
    Every step I gain
    I only fall back faster

    This is my goodbye
    But please don't try to stop me
    There's nothing left there is nothing left

    It's over
    Please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go

    It's my choice
    So please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go

    I am no martyr, this place overwhelms me
    Once again I collapse
    I see no way to be free
    I search for the answers
    Is there no solution
    I realise my reflection, my reflection is my demon

    It's over
    Please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go

    It's my choice
    So please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go

    It's my blasphemy
    Hoping not to wake
    Each day is the nightmare
    Sleep is freedom
    You gave
    But it was not enough
    Your strength
    It was not enough
    Never enough

    It's over
    Please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go

    It's my choice
    So please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go


    I don't have time for a particularly in depth analysis right now, but I wanted to say now that I think this song may be about euthanasia, and the sufferer trying to convince his loved ones to 'pull the plug'. Suicide seemed close, but I certainly do NOT think this song is about a breakup.

    I might go a bit more in-depth tomorrow...
    Yoshanuikabundion July 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think that this song is asking a loved one to set you free.

    The person who the song is meant to be talking as obviously feels he is not good enough for his loved one and wants them to let him go but they won't.

    At least, it's how I've interpreted it.
    rhysuson June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti read in a magazine or somewhere that this song was maybe about suicide and it kinda seems that way..at least thats what i think. like the person thinks they arent good enough for the one they love or that maybe the person they love has betrayed them and so they think theres nothing left and this is there goodbye. it makes sense with what i read in revolver lol.
    vern93on June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think these lyrics are more accurate:

    This is my goodbye
    This is my goodbye

    This is my goodbye, but please don’t say a word
    I don’t exist, I can’t be heard

    Each day’s a new failure
    Every trial is my master
    Each step I take, I only fall back faster

    This is my goodbye, but please don’t try to stop me
    There’s nothing left, there is nothing left

    It’s over, please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go
    It’s my choice, so please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go

    I am no martyr; this place overwhelms me
    Once again I collapse; I see no way to be free
    I search for the answers; is there no solution
    I realize my reflection, my reflection is my demon

    It’s over, please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go
    It’s my choice, so please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go

    It’s my blasphemy, hoping not to wait
    Each day is the nightmare, sleep in freedom
    You gave, but it was not enough
    You say it was not enough
    Never enough

    It’s over, please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go
    It’s my choice, so please lay me to rest
    Forgive me, let me go
    tohellwithhadeson July 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis could also be a song that was written in Jesse's perspective of his feelings about leaving the band and quitting as lead singer. I could quote the song for my back up and info, but what I would quote is already at the top of the page. This whole song fits.
    Jetstar503on July 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLast verse isn't correct. It should be


    It’s my blasphemy, hoping not to wake
    Each day is the nightmare, sleep is freedom
    You gave, but it was not enough
    Your strength, it was not enough
    Never enough

    Those make a lot more sense with the whole message of the song.
    HarryManback842on July 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont know why but i feel this song is just killswitch as a group saying goodbye... i was so freaked out the first time i heard it that i actually started to think that...
    it could be as well about suicide or relationships
    hopefully theyll keep on doing such amazingly good music for more years
    sergioival84on July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentclearly this song is about suicide...
    and IMO one of the more powerful suicide song second only to metallica's "fade to black"...but better than avenged sevenfold's "i wont see you tonight"

    religion, war, politics, love, oppression, depression, and now suicide?....what cant these guys successfully write about...these dudes are the shit
    sharky8119on January 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso beautiful. its my favorite song off of the CD. but id say its about suicide.
    oXguitarchickXoon September 22, 2009   Link

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