"Goodbye" as written by and Alicia J Augello-cook....
Mm, bye bye

How do you love someone
That hurts you, oh, so bad
With intentions good?
Was all he ever had

Well, how do I let go when I've loved him for so long
And I've given him all that I could?

Maybe love is a hopeless crime
Giving up what seems your lifetime
What went wrong with something once so good?

How do you find the words to say
To say, to say (to say goodbye) goodbye
(Find the words to say goodbye)
When your heart don't have the heart to say
To say, to say (to say goodbye) goodbye
(Find the words to say goodbye)

I know now I was naive
Never knew where this would lead, yeah
And I'm not tryin' to take away, oh no
From the good man that he is

Well, how do I let go when I've
Loved him for so long and I've
Given him all that I could?

Was it something wrong that we did?
Or 'cause others infiltrated?
What went wrong with something once so good?

How do you find the words to say
To say, to say (to say goodbye) goodbye
(Find the words to say goodbye)
When your heart don't have the heart to say
To say goodbye
Find the words to say goodbye)

Is this the end? Are you sure?
How should you know
When you've never been here before?
It's so hard to just let go
And this is the one and only love I've ever known, so

(How do you find the words to say, to say goodbye
When your heart don't have the heart to say
When your heart don't have the heart to say
To say goodbye
Find the words to say goodbye)

How do you find the words to say
To say goodbye


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"Goodbye" as written by Alicia J Augello-cook Alicia Augello-cook

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    General Commentyou know you have to leave but you cant make yourself to do it because it will hurt you both. you dont want to be hurt but you dont want yo hurt them. its telling of how the perfect relationship can go bad and end up in shambles. this song comes from the soul of a poet.
    CanDee02on April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's talking about a good relationship gone bad. She knows its the end, but she loves him so much, that she's afraid to walk away. Maybe the guy doesn't realize its the end, and she's the one that's gotta break it off. This song is so personal to me, because of a breakup I went through. I used to listen to this song over and over for hours, just trying to convince myself that I had done the right thing.
    Sweetie2004on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song mean to me that when you have this lay someone there and you don't want because it will break his heart you have to explain your point and do it soft and not directly
    zazou002on July 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's very hard to find the right words to say goodbye; however, to a degree, it never really matters, because one of you, if not both, is bound to get hurt. But it really makes no sense to prolong the inevitable. Hey; if its over, its over, and neither one of you can stop it. And I quote Gladys Knight:
    "Neither one of us, wants to be the first to say
    goodbye.."

    *Alicia Keys for life*
    key_deepon December 29, 2004   Link

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