Mama
You gave life to me
Turned a baby into a lady
And Mama
All you had to offer
Was the promise of a lifetime of love

Now I know
There is no other
Love like a mother's love for her child

And I know
A love so complete
Someday must leave
Must say goodbye

Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear
Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near
Someday you'll say that word and I will cry
It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye

Mama
You gave love to me
Turned a young one into a woman
And Mama
All I ever needed
Was a guarantee of you loving me

'Cause I know
There is no other
Love like a mother's love for her child

And it hurts so
That something so strong
Someday'll be gone, must say goodbye

Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear
Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near
Someday you'll say that word and I will cry
It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye

But the love you give will always live
You'll always be there every time I fall
You are to me the greatest love of all
You take my weakness and you make me strong
And I will always love you 'til forever comes

And when you need me
I'll be there for you all the way
I'll be there your whole life through
I'll be there this I promise you, mama

I'll be your beacon through the darkest nights
I'll be the wings that guide your broken flight
I'll be your shelter through the raging storm
And I will love you 'til forever comes

Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear
Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near
Someday you'll say that word and I will cry
It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye

'Til we meet again
Until then
Goodbye


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Goodbye's (The Saddest Word) Lyrics as written by Robert John Lange

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    Why has no one commented on this song? Its the sweetest song. The first time I heard on the radio, I just couldn't stop crying. It hurts so much to lose the people you love. No one wants to have to say Goodbye. This song really touched me.

    R_girlon March 13, 2003   Link
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    love this song so much i cry everytime i hear it.

    msleamichon May 10, 2003   Link
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    I had to sign up for this site just to comment on this sone... some asked why no one commented on this song.. i thought the same thing. The first time iheard this song was right after my mother passed away... it was like this song was meant for her... i had chills and was speechless.... it is a beautiful song and everytime i hear it i feel like my mom is right there with me.

    LisaDon March 13, 2007   Link
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    Such an amazing song.

    tearsinheavenon April 09, 2007   Link
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    LisaD,the same happened to me!!I mean,I used to visit this site a lot without signing up,but,when I saw that nearly nobody has commented on this masterpiece,well..I HAD to sign up!!Everytime I hear this,I just can't help the tears..I mean..I am a teenager,so my mom and I always fight,but..Yeah,I love her..I really do.. :)

    jonngaiton July 30, 2007   Link
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    Love this song..and i cry everytime i hear it,..x

    deedee38on June 29, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation

    It's about how mothers have to let go of their children as they grow up.

    seeingon January 25, 2016   Link

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