"The Last Goodbye" as written by and James Hince Alison Mosshart....
It's the last goodbye I swear
I can't rely on a dime a day love that don't go anywhere
I learn to cry for someone else
I can't get by on an odds and ends love that don't ever match up
I heard all you said and I took it to heart

I won't forget I swear
I have no regrets for the past is behind me
Tomorrow reminds me just where

Can't quite see the end
How can I rely on my heart if I break it with my own two hands?
I heard all you said and I love you to death
I heard all you said don't say anything

It's the last goodbye I swear
I can't survive on a half-hearted love that will never be whole


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"The Last Goodbye" as written by James Hince Alison Mosshart

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    General CommentI love this song for it's simplicity. I've found myself in a similar situation over the past two years, saying goodbye to a destructive person in my life over and over again. This song has encouraged me to close that door for good and move on without regret. The line, "I heard all you said and I took it to heart" particularly resonates with me because of all the awful things said and done to me that have hurt, and after so much is said and done I am learning to cut my losses and have hope in love again.

    Thank you to The Kills for this beautiful song!
    CL65AMGV12on August 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs much as I live the classic Kills music style, this song took me as a surprise and I have to say it is a master piece for me!
    csillaTon October 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's the def of dime-a-day?!

    I guess this song's pretty self-explanatory.
    6tneitjuiceboxon June 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song for love of my life who actually never really loved me from the heart and just gave up after a short long distance without even trying to close the distance or help me close the distance to move with him.I had to leave him even if it was breaking my heart, but I knew I was not a priority for him. In the end what he confessed was so hurtful..."We do not match up, we are totally two different personalities. Having same interests doesn't mean we should be together. I don't wanna sacrifice my life, money or career to be with you and to focus on you." I regretted for the wasted time, energy, money for him but... Thanks the Kills, cuz with this song I remind myself of not regretting my past and not relying on my heart again.
    cucuthebeston April 21, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI imagine that the woman who sings it is in a relationship with a man who's married or otherwise involved with another woman... she loves him passionately and completely, he may love her too but he's also too involved in that other relationship to belong entirely to her... ("a half-hearted love that will never be whole")

    he won't leave the other woman so she cannot imagine a future with him ("this dime-a-day love that don't go anywhere")

    They have different expectations for their relationship ("an odds and ends love that don't ever match up")

    Maybe he confessed to her that he will never leave his other woman ("I heard all you said..." ) and now she know that even though she "loves him to death" she will never be happy with him, and has to leave him so she will have another chance to be happy...
    She has no regrets for giving it a try, but she knows she has to move on now...

    " how can I rely on my heart if I break it with my own two hands" I see 2 possible meanings there :

    1) it hurts her so much to leave him that she feels she is breaking her own heart, she wonders how she will ever recover from this

    2) if she stayed in this unhappy relationship she would feel that she was breaking her own heart and she couldn't ever trust herself to fall in love again, which is why she has to leave


    Anyway, such a perfect, beautiful song
    Ptiluon December 15, 2014   Link

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