Within half an hour you'll
Be gone and I won’t see you anymore
You left my love on the line
And said that you were leaving
And you won’t come home again (x2)

And I’ll miss you like you’re dead
But I never got to grieve you
Cause I saw you
In the arms of someone new

So your phantom follows me
Like a child would his mother
Or a lover who never said goodbye
So this is goodbye

And I cry myself to sleep
And you thought I was happy
I was lonely
And had nowhere to go

And I heard that you moved on
Found a brand new family
And changed your married name
And everything has changed

And I’ll miss you like you’re dead
And find a way to grieve you
Cause I need to
Try and start again

And your ghost will have to leave
Like a child would his mother
Or a lover
Who has to say goodbye
And so this is goodbye
So this is goodbye
So this is goodbye
Goodbye
So this is goodbye
So this is goodbye
So this is goodbye
So this is good..(distortion)


Lyrics submitted by oliveinve, edited by silvermorph

So This Is Goodbye (Pink Ganter Remix) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so sad. To me, the meaning is pretty simple: he's trying to find a way to move on from a terrible, but inevitable break up/divorce and make a new life for himself. He's finding it extremely difficult because he didn't really get a chance to say goodbye, or get closure.
    allygatoron May 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"within half an hour you'll be gone and i won't see you anymore"
    biologyon March 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionIt should be "So this is goodbye" rather than "It's always say goodbye"
    allygatoron May 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first line is: "Within half an hour you'll be gone and I won't see you anymore."

    the next line is: "You left my love on the line..."
    andyisnowskyneton August 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a great song. His words are so smooth they give me chills.
    les25on October 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about how his lover just left him really unexpectedly. He clearly is also still in love with this person, never got any closure, or any reasons/explanations. "so, this is goodbye". Since he never got any answers, what else can he do? Its goodbye, its the end.
    But the persons ghost still haunts him, but he forces himself to get over them. For the good of himself. Cause hanging on the that one person, especially after they are really truly gone, is only hurting yourself.

    Its a sad thing that he's going through, and I definitely don't wish is upon no one! Very great song!
    eurotrashgirlon December 07, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe thing never now, were you
    you're gone and I wont see you anymore

    You left my love on the line
    and said that you were leaving
    And you wont come home again
    And you wont come home again

    And I'll miss you like your dead
    but I never got to grieve you
    cause I saw you
    in the arms of someone new
    so your phantom follows me
    like a child would his mother
    or a lover
    who never said goodbye
    so this is goodbye

    And I'll cried myself to sleep
    and you thought I was happy
    I was lonely
    and had nowhere to go
    and I heard that you moved on
    and found a brand new family
    and changed your married name
    and everything has changed

    And I'll miss you like your dead
    find a way to grieve you
    cause I need to
    try and start again
    and your ghost will have to leave
    like a child would his mother
    or a lover
    who has to say goodbye

    so this is goodbye
    so this is goodbye
    so this is goodbye
    so this is goodbye
    so this is goodbye
    so this is goodbye
    les25on January 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Fitzsimmons deliberately blurs the line between the love shared among lovers and the love shared among parents and their children. This sounds strange, but I think it's effective in conveying the level of abandonment he feels and emotional vulnerability he is/was open to. The song might also speak to a pattern of abandonment and trust issues, which can be highlighted by the line: "it's always say goodbye". I think the song can be purposely read from either perspective for those reasons.
    hache88on July 28, 2011   Link

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