"Goodbye" as written by Gavin Richard Harrison and Ricardo A. Byer....
I vow that it's goodbye and God bless
Why did we have to assume we're exactly the same?
Oh no, talking about yourself

I vow that it's goodbye to the old ways
Those stories were a good read
They were dumb as well
I could never be seen
Falling down on my knees crawling
Oh no, talk about a sell

O as the heavens shudder baby
I belong to you
Oh they said you get what you deserve and all they said was true

So is this what it's come to?
Am I cold or just a little bit warm?
Oh well
Give me an easy life and a peaceful death

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"Goodbye" as written by Antonio Lamar Dixon Adonis Shropshire

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    Song Meaning"Goodbye" is about saying goodbye to religion. "Vow...God...old ways (religion)...stories (Bible)...down on my knees...talk about a sell...heavens...you get what you deserve (religious authorities and their ridiculous pronouncements, like going to hell))...easy life, peaceful death (instead of the religious life). Then to cap it off is the "ecstatic" musical conclusion, going to show that ecstasy is not necessarily related to religion, or spirituality, but can be found in the joyously lived life.
    DennisBartelon February 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song's title was a kind of joke. It had taken the Sundays years to follow up the debut album and the first single from the second album - this song - was "Goodbye" prompting the NME to say "Goodbye already? You only just bloody came back!"
    michaelwoodon June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs has a near-perfect combination of beautiful melody and poetic lyrics.

    These lines give me goosebumps, as the song hits the climax and Harriet Wheeler's voice soars into a lyric of mock resignation:

    "So is this what it's come to? Am I cold or just a little bit warm? Oh, well, give me an easy life and a peaceful death..."
    drucifer23on April 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentahhhhh I agree with you completely Drucifer. Her voice lifts up and the melody carries it away ... so perfect.

    A wonderfully fluid song.

    I wish it was sunday everyday.
    shockdelicaon October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHands down, the best song written/performed by the Sundays.
    americanscientiston April 13, 2018   Link

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