"The Last Goodbye" as written by Steve Mc Ewan, Jimmy Hogarth and James Morrison....
Someday someone somewhere somehow
Is going to make you understand
These words will drill into your head
You undergo the process then
You will do anything they say
They will have power over you
You will not question their authority
You know what they can do

[Chorus]
I shake my head I don't know what to say
I see my chance to turn and walk away
I will not be a part of this romance
I just can't take that chance
Because I see my opportunity to shout
The last goodbye

I bet you never did expect
To have a big important name
They all will have exquisite taste
But everyone will look the same
You will be quickly photographed
You will be shot from every side
They'll teach you what you need to learn
Then they will take you for a ride

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by punker87

"The Last Goodbye" as written by Mike Palm

Lyrics © ROBERT SHANNON FIELDS D/B/A COVINA HIGH MUSIC

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  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song is about breaking up with a girlfriend who has just signed a contract with a mainstream modeling agency.
    TdyYrLoveon May 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a great song.
    hippomaidenon January 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningDon't get hung up on the word romance, its not about a relationship. Its about people who are enthralled to a corporation or a big metaphorical machine, who buy into the propaganda and dress the part and repeat the company line. They become defined by their title or role and give their everything only to find out they were expendable all along. Buck the system, be defiant
    Dogstar34on January 31, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationAt first, I thought this song was political and simply anti-authoritarian because of this verse :
    "You will do anything they say
    They will have power over you
    You will not question their authority
    You know what they can do"

    But then, if you pay attention to the whole song, I think it has more to do with stardom and being signed on a major label. Especially when you look at the very last verse :
    "I bet you never did expect
    To have a big important name
    They all will have exquisite taste
    But everyone will look the same
    You will be quickly photographed
    You will be shot from every side
    They'll teach you what you need to learn
    Then they will take you for a ride "

    What they are describing here is who stardom ends up ruining your freedom. Although there is a double meaning to the sentence "you will be shot from every side", I believe the first meaning is that of a photo shot, not a gun shot.

    With this interpretation in mind, the rest of the song is pretty self-explanatory and makes sense.

    "The last goodbye" would then refer to leaving and signing to an underground label.

    But it could be in any kind of job where stardom is possible really... And that includes modeling agency. So TdyYrLove's interpretation could be possible too.
    foaLtaeMon January 16, 2016   Link
  • -1
    My Interpretationthis song is awesome.

    i believe its about conspiracy theories. A guy is about to be killed by the government or some big
    company. So he's taking his last breath.

    'you will be quickly photographed
    you will be shot from every side
    they'll teach you what you need to learn
    then they will take you for a ride'

    on the other hand, the chorus might be about an end of relationship - taking the oportunity to break up before everything turns in a real mess.

    'i shake my head i don't know what to say
    i see my chance to turn and walk away
    i will not be a part of this romance
    i just can't take that chance
    because i see my opportunity to shout
    the last goodbye'

    cya
    stgioiaon April 29, 2010   Link

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