My heart is paralyzed
My head was over sized
I'll take the high road like I should
You said it's meant to be
That it's not you, it's me
You're leaving now for my own good

That's cool, but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say

She went down in an airplane
Fried getting suntan
Fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes!
She met a shark under water
Fell and no one caught her
I returned everything I ever bought her
Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies
And ways to say you died

My pride still feels the sting
You were my everything
Some day I'll find a love like yours (a love like yours)
She'll think I'm Superman
Not super minivan
How could you leave on Yom Kippur?

That's cool, but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say

She was caught in a mudslide
Eaten by a lion
Got run over by a crappy purple Scion
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes!
She dried up in the desert
Drown in a hot tub
Danced to death at an east side night club
Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies
And ways to say you died

I wanna live a thousand lives with you
I wanna be the one you're dying to
Love, but you don't want to

That's cool, but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say
That's cool, but if my friends ask where you are I'm gonna say

She went down in an airplane
Fried getting suntan
Fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes!
She met a shark under water
Fell and no one caught her
I returned everything I ever bought her
Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies

She was caught in a mudslide
Eaten by a lion
Got run over by a crappy purple Scion
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes!
She dried up in the desert
Drown in a hot tub
Danced to death at an east-side night club
Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies
And ways to say goodbye



Lyrics submitted by angiaz_75

"50 Ways to Say Goodbye" as written by Pat Monahan Amund Bjorklund

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  • +3
    Song Meaning:This song is obviously about a guy whose girlfriend broke up with him but he is in denial so whenever his friends ask where she is, he lies and makes up a story about how she died. :D
    everderpon August 03, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My Opinion:The song speaks for itself really - what he's singing about is pretty obvious. However, I think they overdo the humor in the song but I think it's done for a purpose because there are a lot of sad lines in the song that you kind of breeze over because of the tone. So not only is he saying that he doesn't want to admit he got dumped but also, he's really hurting over it but is trying to cover his hurt with humor. At least that's how I see it.
    allblknblueon December 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion:This song is hilarious to me. I've always LOVED Train, and this just confirms it for me.
    =D
    I think this song is about his girlfriend dumping him, and because he doesn't want to admit to all of his friends that she dumped him, so he told every one of them that she died.
    In different ways.
    I think after a while, he obviously ran out of lies and things to say, thus why he says:
    "Help me help me,
    I'm all out of lies
    And ways to say you died."
    Its pretty straightforward really, and hilarious to me.
    Melodanceon June 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I like the part where he sings "How could you leave on Yom Kippur?" to get sympathy from the Jewish man in the music video. That was funny!
    lyricalONEon October 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:is it just me or does he take the rhythm right out of the Phantom of the Operah theme song??

    listen to the part that says "in sleep he sang to me, in dreams he came"...sounds identical. anyway, the lyrics and theme of this song were just sheer genius. by far the mainstream breakup song with the most original lyrics and rhythm.
    punkEMTon October 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Memory:I see the humor in the exaggerated death stories, and it's pretty clear that the singer is trying to cover up some serious pain over a breakup. I think it could be seen a slightly different way, though: in addition to trying to convince his friends with the ridiculous accounts of his ex's demise, he could be trying to bring himself some closure.

    That's one interpretation that makes sense in light of my experiences, anyway. My last breakup was difficult for me, partly because the main reason was that she moved across the country -- there were no real problems in the relationship otherwise. It just wasn't logical to stay together over such a long, semi-permanent distance.

    I held on for much longer than was healthy, but one thought that finally helped me let go of her (long after she'd moved on) was to cut all ties and pretend that she was as inaccessible as if she had died. I'm no good at goodbyes, but it's helped to destroy all lingering remnants of hope that we might get back together.

    The line in which she "danced to death in an east-side nightclub" is especially poignant for me, even though it's because of a loose association: our relationship had grown through our mutual dance hobby, and then her moving-on process involved a lot more dancing after she went east. She met her next boyfriend out there through dance...but I prefer to think that she simply danced to death instead. It hurts less.
    Star Captainon February 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Agree with above poster. Great catchy song and funny videoclip
    bal3iton July 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Song Comparison:This song sound WAY too much like Drive By. Mostly the chorus. Everyone says I'm crazy, but that is what I hear.
    midnightzoneon July 25, 2013   Link

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