"Say Goodbye" as written by Julee Cruise and Can Oral....
So here we are tonight,
You and me together
The storm outside, the fire is bright
And in your eyes I see
What's on my mind
You've got me wild
Turned around inside
And then desire, see, is creeping
Up heavy inside here
And know you feel the same way
I do now

Now let's make this an evening
Lovers for a night, lovers for tonight
Stay here with me, love, tonight
Just for an evening
When we make
Our passion pictures
You and me twist up
Secret creatures
And we'll stay here
Tomorrow go back to being friends

Go back to being friends
But tonight let's be lovers,
We kiss and sweat
We'll turn this better thing
To the best
Of all we can offer, Just a rogue kiss
Tangled tongues and lips,
See me this way
I'm turning and turning for you
Girl, just tonight

Float away here with me
An evening just wait and see
But tomorrow go back to your man
I'm back to my world
And we're back to being friends
Wait and see me,
Tonight let's do this thing
All we are is wasting hours until the sun comes up it's all ours
On our way here
Tomorrow go back to being friends

Go back to being friends
Tonight let's be lovers, say you will
And hear me call, soft-spoken whispering love
A thing or two I have to say here
Tonight let's go all the way then
Love I'll see you,
Just for this evening
Let's strip down, trip out at this
One evening starts with a kiss
Run away

And tomorrow
Back to being friends
Lovers, love, lovers
Just for tonight, one night, love you
And tomorrow say goodbye

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"Say Goodbye" as written by David John Matthews

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    MemoryFrom the first time I heard the live version on the "Best of What's Around" bonus tracks, I was immediately pulled to the tropics. I felt like I was in a grand vacation resort sitting back and listening to some house band playing to the crowd. Somehow in that crowd that I imagine, I see two people who are sitting at a table but conspicuously on opposite sides staring at the band. As the song plays, something strikes in their head and they can't help turning to one another and giving a slight blush.

    This is a song about finding reason to take a friendship to a different level fully expecting that come the next day you step back to what it was. As wishful thinking as it sounds, it's not about getting in a quick screw and stressing about life then after, but about giving in to the magic of the experience. Throwing caution to the wind. Making the most of it. Then tomorrow you say goodbye and go back to your worlds.

    In my own vision of this song, it falls into that magic of the environment. The sea, the warmth, the air, the cocktails, the band, the couple, the magic. They cal it a vacation for a reason.
    abesimpsonon June 05, 2014   Link

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