"Love You Goodbye" as written by Tom Douglas and Jamie O'hara....
He was thinking back when he was a kid
His folks were divorced
His old man high on something
Came knocking at the door
His mama wouldn't talk to him
She said boy dontcha let him in

She was cussing and pacing and wasting her life
On that linoleum floor
He took him back to his old apartment
Turned off the TV
His beautiful broken hero on the couch
Passed out asleep
And he put 'em to bed
With tears in his eyes
He said dad I love you, goodbye

He headed out into the night
Seventeen years old
Fired up that rusty old pickup
Turned his collar to the cold
And he headed back to mama's place
Ready for his big escape
And he tiptoed up the stairs and left a note
In the cover's fold

It said mom I wish I could wave a wand
And make you smile again
Bring back the man who stole your heart
'Fore the demons got to him
If I stay here any longer
Something sacred's gonna die
He said mom I love you, goodbye

Took a lot of wrong turns on the road
Finding his life
By the grace of God he ended up
With a little boy and a wife
And the phone call came from his sister
It was that old familiar pain
His mother was at the doorstep
Of heaven's pure white light

At the end of the service
His father came up to him
Clear eyed and sober now he said
Boy Jesus took my sins
And I pray someday maybe you'll forgive me too
With tears in his eyes
He said son I love you, goodbye

His plane touched down in Texas
He pulled out his phone
Dialed in the number, got the machine
Of his old man's home
He said dad we got an extra room
And your grandson has your eyes
Couldn't say anything else
Cause he started to cry
And he choked out dad I love you, goodbye

Dad I love you, goodbye


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"Love You Goodbye" as written by Jamie O'hara Tom Douglas

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    General CommentThis song is about a 17 year old when he was young his parent were divorced, and he was living with his mother. His father comes over all high on drugs and his mom tells him to not let him in so the boy takes his apartment and while he's past out he tells him he loves him and he's leaving and then goes back to his mothers house and leaves a note saying that he can't stay there anymore because if he does its gonna end up breaking him so he leaves.
    He ends up making a lot of wrong decisions in his life but in the end he find a girl and they get married and have a son. His sister calls him one day with a pain in her voice, their mother is dead. He goes to his mothers funeral and his dad is there sober saying that Jesus has taken away his sins and he hopes that someday he will forgive him for the past. When the "boy" gets back to Texas he calls his dad and pretty much forgives him by telling him that his grandson has his eyes and they have an extra room for him to live with them.
    faithtim4fanaticon April 27, 2010   Link

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