He leaves home just like every morning
The same goodbye to his son
Kiss on the cheek to the woman he loves
Than it’s off to work for another day

Traffic jam outside the city
Leaves him anxious once again
He parks his car and rushes up the stairs
Puts his briefcase down and sits in his chair
Overlooking the town he calls home
And everyone is unaware

Glimmer from the frame of the picture on his desk
Of the family he loves
Uneasiness fills his chest,
So he calls his wife just to tell her this...

Don’t wait up for me tonight,
Cause I won't be coming home
And everything's gonna be alright
I just wanted you to know

I had to call you one last time
Just to rest your mind

Don’t wait up for me tonight
Cause I won't be coming home
And everything's gonna be alright
I just wanted you to know...

Lights go out,
People shout,
People crying,
Me I'm trying,
Mothers cry,
Fathers die ,
And me I'm still holding on,
To you...
To you

Lights go out
People shout
People are crying
Me I'm trying
Mothers cry
Father die
And me I'm still holding on
To you

A few more words
And I'm going to go
I can see the end from here
I love you
I just wanted to say
Those three words to you today

Lyrics submitted by LiveUrLife

Goodbye - (tribute To New York) song meanings
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    General Comment
    This is such a beautiful song, i found this actually while searching for John Mayer stuff, this guy is awesome, if you like john mayer you will like him.
    LiveUrLifeon May 20, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    i agree he is awesome...
    utsoccer22on July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    I really love this song, it touches me everytime I hear it :'(
    emOshunon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    mp3.com/… if anyone wants to check out some of Matts other work...
    emOshunon October 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    he has a bad voice, and his lyrics are horrible. He has no metaphoric value in his songs.
    HellaPencilson April 20, 2003   Link
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    General Comment
    I gotta be honest, im a big fan of matt...but this song is a little too cheesy for me. it sounds like he didnt put any thought into it. im guessing somebody suggested he do a tribute song to try and get his name out there, it's just a shame he listened. Songs like Without You, and Typical Day are a hundred times better and sound like a different person wrote them.
    Chittybo23on June 18, 2003   Link
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    I agree he has many other songs out there that are so much better.. Typical Day & Storyteller are excellent...
    Moneydaddy523on June 27, 2003   Link

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