"Say Goodbye" as written by Luke Robert Laird, Jessi Leigh Alexander and Jennette Mccurdy....
If I seem distant, baby I am
Words are like scissors, in your hands
And there's no script to follow, so I just close my eyes
That way it won't hurt so much, when we say goodbye

I feel just like an actress, up on the stage
I can't believe, what I'm hearing myself say
And a porch light is my spotlight, so I play along with this lie
That way it won't hurt so much, when we say goodbye

Did you ever love me? Does it even matter?
Did you even notice, the whole word shatter?
I just want to hold you, and tell you that I'm sorry
But I just keep it all inside
That way it won't hurt so much, when we say goodbye

My heart feels like a circus
It's too much to take in
It's hard to lose a love
But you were my best friend

So walk this high wire, alone tonight
That way it won't hurt so much, when we say goodbye
That way it won't hurt so much, when we say goodbye


Lyrics submitted by onthefinishline

"Say Goodbye" as written by Chris Lindsey Hillary Lindsey

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Say Goodbye song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    MemoryGorgeous. Reminds me of my friend's ex. They were best friends, but she just felt something was missing so she had to break it off, even though it killed her to do it. It's just the worst thing, because they can't be friends anymore- nothing will be the same.
    musicislife11on May 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is like an epitome of my love life. back in college there was this guy, i had special feelings for him, and i knew he had too. we grew closer, but i suddenly vanished out of the scene. i left him hangin' there, with no explanations... maybe because i was afraid that i will fall deeper in love. he was persistent, but i disappeared out of sight, i never gave him chance to talk to me or whatever communication there is. what could've hurt him is because we were friends, then developed into something closer, then i disappeared. without saying the words, the most important words, the crucial ones. i kept it all inside. because i don't want it to hurt so much when we say goodbye. let me share this:


    One grows distant from another, not because of hatred, not because of indifference, but because of fear. There's the fear that the hurt gets greater as one gets closer; a recognition of the tendency to fall deeply, and consequently drown in a quicksand of stupid irrationalities. Sometimes, what drives one away is not the absence of emotion, but the overwhelming presence of it
    bullet45on January 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter watching the video I have a different understanding of this song. I believe its about losing her lover to suicide. And she can't believe it.

    "So I just close my eyes
    That way it won't hurt so much
    When we say goodbye"

    She closing her eyes because looking at her lover lying there will hurt even worst.

    "I feel just like an actress, up on the stage
    I can't believe what I'm hearing myself say
    And the porch light is my spotlight
    So I play along with this life
    That way it won't hurt so much
    When we say goodbye"

    She's saying her last goodbye in front of all of her lovers family and friends. But she's still in shock so in order for her to get through she has to play along with everyone else.

    "Did you ever love me?
    Does it even matter?
    Did you even notice the whole world shatter?
    I just want to hold you and tell you that I'm sorry
    But I just keep it all inside
    That way it won't hurt so much
    When we say goodbye"

    In this verse she ask why did he have to go? Did he ever love her if he did why did he leave her. and with him leaving her did he even think about the why she would feel once he is gone. But she wants to go back and hold hum but she still doesn't want to believe that he's gone so she just keeps it bottled in.

    "My heart feels like a circus
    It's to much to take in
    It's hard to lose love
    But you were my best friend"

    Her heart can't take too much of the hurt. she also expresses how it is indeed hard to lose someone you love but she also lost her best friend.

    "So I walk this high wire alone tonight
    That way it won't hurt so much
    When we say goodbye"

    She realizing that she is now alone be it is still hard to say goodbye.
    meseydon July 25, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain