"Goodnight, Good Guy" as written by and Ed Roland....
Somebody told me about a worn out distraction
That I had let slip away
Then it comes back and rides my shoulders
And it burdens me every new day
Well I'll just sit here like a slow burn out
And try to figure out how to do without you

Who's going to straighten me up when I'm leaning
Who's going to soothe my heart when it's burning
Who's going to be the one to tell me everythings
All right well goodnight, good guy

I'll break the bread of a new day and wonder
If faith will carry me along
But days are longer as my heart gets weaker and
I can only stay so strong
Well I'll just sit here like a wounded soul
Who's finding it difficult to just let go

I'm gonna let you sleep
I'll let you fade off in the night
I pray the Lord to keep
I pray the Lord to hold you tight

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"Goodnight Good Guy" as written by Ed Roland


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    General CommentTo me it's saying he was doing fine about forgetting about a girl until someone reminded him of her. Then it comes back and haunts him, and he can't get her out of his mind.
    stixx_n_stringson February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI remember hearing that Ed said it was about a friend that died. If you put it in that way, it makes sense, especially at the end when he says

    "I play the Lord to keep
    I pray the Lord to hold you tight"

    Sleeping is a metaphor to him being dead, and he is saying goodnight to try to finally be at peace with him probably.
    aimlessalphaon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCollective soul got their name from the book The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. The band says that they don't totally agree with her views but liked the name. Anyway, this song is the complete opposite of what Ayn Rand believes.
    Perhaps the song is about a day dream? Something that he thinks about sometimes. Maybe it is about a friend who helped him stay on the right track. Strong people influence people in positive ways.
    "Collective soul" is about a group soul. Ayn Rand believed that her main character Howard Rourke was the great type of man. I wonder if her writing influences his music in anyother way?
    perhapspsychologyon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit is the torment of living without the people close to you. hoping maybe to be able to sleep a little time away, maybe not wake up?
    pirate87on February 02, 2012   Link

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