"Kissing You Goodbye" as written by Jeph Howard, Daniel Whitesides, Robert Mccracken and Quinn Allman....
Cut yourself in conversation, cut the line to make me feel alive
Cause you know I'm not alive
An leave me with your complications, take your life you feel like taking mine
Leaving god we stand in line, not alone

Nowhere to go, I'm not leaving, not going
I'm not kissing you goodbye
On my own, I'm nothing, just bleeding
I'm not kissing you goodbye

Trust to take the right to leave me
Waiting on the dark clouds for the rain
Praying lightning strikes the change
As history gets lost an as I took that final breath I felt alive
Leading god to stand in line
All alone

Nowhere to go, I'm not leaving, not going
I'm not kissing you goodbye
On my own, I'm nothing, just bleeding
I'm not kissing you goodbye

Don't let me go, don't say goodbye
Cause know that I'm not alive
Don't let me go, don't say goodbye
Don't let this love die
Don't let me go, don't say goodbye
Cause know that I'm not alive
Don't let me go, don't say goodbye
Don't let this love die

Nowhere to go, I'm not leaving, not going
I'm not kissing you goodbye
On my own, I'm nothing, just bleeding
I'm not kissing you goodbye

I'm not kissing you goodbye

I'm not kissing you goodbye


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"Kissing You Goodbye" as written by Jeph Howard Quinn Allman

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  • +2
    General CommentThis son helped me through my late miscariage. He was 17 weeks when i went into labour and i ended up losing my son. Im unsure of the meaning Bert has intended, but to me personally, It seems to apply.

    "Lose yourself in conversation.
    Cut a line to make me feel alive.
    'Cause you know I'm not alive."
    These three lines to me, sound like my son talking to me, because my boyfriend and i cut his umbillical cord as if i had given birth to Jeremy living, despite the fact we knew he had passed hours before and we still were in shock, talking about him as if he were..

    "And leave me with your complications.
    Take your life, you feel like taking mine.
    And meeting God, we stand in line."
    This just reminds me of well, the complications of the miscariage, and the feelings of losing a son. We were left with the knowledge that this was unfortuantely his time, and ours in inevitable.

    "Not alone
    Nowhere to go.
    I'm not leaving. I'm not going.
    I'm not kissing you goodbye.
    On my own.
    I'm nothing, just bleeding.
    I'm not kissing you goodbye."
    I didnt go through this tragedy alone, and we didnt give up on our son until we had no other option but to accept his death. We didnt kiss him goodbye, in terms of us getting him cremated, and keeping him close to our hearts. Our love for him will never die.

    Im sure by now, you kind of understand the attatchment i feel to this song and how it applies to me.. Parts of it sound like him talking to us, and others like our feelings.
    I dont really know what else to say here, so ill leave it at that.

    rememberMEstarlighton October 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationWell if the man in "Men are all the same" committed suicide, then I interpret this as the girl in that same relationship following his footsteps and committing suicide. Cause she doesn't want him to leave her behind.

    Hence standing in line to meet God. Cause he's in front of her in the line?

    Would also make sense as to why "Men are all the same" ends with lyrics from this song.
    necromorphicon January 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, this song is supposed to be built off of the Men Are All The Same song is what i believe.
    Men Are All The Same is about one person in the relationship committing suicide after becoming so depressed after leaving his loved one because he believed she was better off alone, and this song is about her following him into death because she loved him so much. That's my take anyway.
    you can believe whatever you want though ^^
    Aichanon January 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis songs so different from what they've done, and yet it's amazing. the albums a lot softer from what they've done, but i don't mind it too much. this song's probably in my top 3 off the album
    buduboy304on July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought the album is alot heavier and darker than what theyve done before, but this song is softer
    thegingerfatoneon July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI messed up on the lyrics but can't seem to figure out where he says
    at the part "you feel like taking mine" and then Its kind of hard for me to understand...
    But other than that, This song is rather lovely and its well different than most of the song on Artwork.
    Lil_Heartagramon July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics are wrong. These are closer.

    Cut yourself in conversation.
    Cut a line to make me feel alive.
    'Cause you know I'm not alive.
    And leave me with your complications.
    Take your life, you feel like taking mine.
    And meeting God, we stand in line.

    Not alone

    Nowhere to go.
    I'm not leaving. I'm not going.
    I'm not kissing you goodbye.
    On my own.
    I'm nothing, just bleeding.
    I'm not kissing you goodbye.

    Trust to take the right to leave me.
    Waiting under dark clouds for the rain.
    Praying lightning strikes a change.
    As history gets lost,
    And as I took that final breathe I felt alive.
    Meeting God to stand in line.

    All alone

    Nowhere to go.
    I'm not leaving. I'm not going.
    I'm not kissing you goodbye.
    On my own.
    I'm nothing, just bleeding.
    I'm not kissing you goodbye.

    Don't let me go.
    Don't say goodbye.
    'Cause you know that I'm not alive.
    Don't let me go.
    Don't say goodbye.
    Don't let this love die.
    BryanMacon July 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about dying and going to heaven.
    BryanMacon July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think at first impression, this song is about someone committing suicide and leaving a lover behind, then as he realizes this, he won't kiss her goodbye, he will follow her steps.

    But the last couple of verses make me think it's about a break up, where he feels like nothing without her and he won't give up the relationship. He realizes he needs to make changes in himself and he will do the best he can so their love won't die. Yes, I rather think that, but I'm an optimistic guy.

    Or maybe there's hints about *him* committing suicide, and he wants her to join him.

    Anyway it's a great soft song and somehow it fits the rest of the tracks.
    dag_102on July 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about dying, possibly committing suicide, and leaving your lover behind
    swiinglifeawayon July 26, 2009   Link

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