"One Last Goodbye" as written by Daniel Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh, John James Douglas and David John Pybus....
How I needed you
How I bleed now you're gone
In my dreams I can see you
But I awake so alone

I know you didn't want to leave
Your heart yearned to stay
But the strength I always loved in you
Finally gave way

Somehow I knew you would leave me this way
Somehow I knew you could never stay
And in the early morning light
After a silent peaceful night
You took my heart away

In my dreams I can see you
I can tell you how I feel
In my dreams I can hold you
It feels so real

And I still feel the pain
I still feel your love
I still feel the pain
I still feel your love

Somehow I knew you would leave me this way
Somehow I knew you could never stay
And in the early morning light
After a peaceful night
You took my heart away
I wish you could have stayed


Lyrics submitted by Fistan, edited by WithoutBrain

"One Last Goodbye" as written by David John Pybus Daniel Cavanagh

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    General CommentThis song is so emotional. I heard that this song was practiced by the band members by themselves and then they came together to record it due to the subject of the song they didn't want to overplay it. This subject being the death of the Cavanaghs mother. You can really here the emotion in this song and stands head and shoulders above any other 'emotional' songs.
    Lailseaxon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this songs about vin and dan's mothers death. mother, not lover. everytime they sing it live, you can feel the emotion pouring out of vincents voice and body language.
    KillingArt626on August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyesterday Anathema performed live in the Rockwave Festival in Greece, and Vincent said the following words before playing One Last Goodbye:

    "This next song is dedicated to a person we really loved who passed away...But it can also be for a person you love and you lose without his or your will"

    I think it sums it up..
    Pure_evulon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was also the first song I ever heard by them, and quite frankly its still my favourite.

    This song was the first song I heard after my friends death a few weeks ago and suddenly the meaning of the song has hit me so much harder.

    Such an amazing song, especially the acoustic version on youtube.
    bing_bangon July 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song i remembered my dead girlfriend... then i listened to it everyday... i still listen to it... but everytime it make me remember other things.. like betray, sadness, hate, love, some feelings i am pleased to feel still
    Evil|Godon May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of their best songs ever, really romantic and peaceful.
    MGold51on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourite Anathema songs. I have a very personal relationship to it. The theme is pretty straightforward; The lovers who are forced by unfortunate circumstance to part, and the incessant and unending pain which follows with the ardent longing for the lost lover.. Somehow Anathema conveys this feeling in such a passionate way; it really touches me.
    Coraxon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt seems that this song was written about the passing of his mother and I do appreciate that but I seem to take this song and incorporate it into my life and the most painful relationship end I have ever been through. It fits so perfectly.
    Torvalon April 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was the 1st song for anathema iv'e ever heard
    & im glad that I did :)
    DevilishAngel595on July 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this i thought it was just about a seperation, but now i realize its about death it suddenly seems so much more powerful, amazing song.
    jaiandrews7on November 22, 2008   Link

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