"Last Goodbye" as written by Kenny W. Shepherd, Mark Selby and Tia M. Sillers....
Long before you're rusted chains
Busted walls and barb wire cage
Tried to hold me down
And time was just a fist of change
Tossed in the water just in case
You ever came around

I could lose myself
I could curse like hell
But I've lost the will to even try
If you ever doubt
Listen to the sound
No lies
No no no
This is my last goodbye

Now pardon me if I appear
To see beyond the now and here
To try to save myself
I'm not the kind to pin the blame
But I can't take more of the same
Livin on your shelf

I could lose myself
I could curse like hell
But I've lost the will to even try
If you ever doubt
Listen to the sound
No lies
No no no
This is my last goodbye

Door closes
Another one opens
I feel the cold wind blowin
Over me

Long gone
But not forgotten
I might be lost
I might be finally free

I'm finally free

Rift

Repeat 1st verse

I could lose myself
I could curse like hell
But I've lost the will to even try
If you ever doubt
Listen to the sound
No lies
No no no
This is my last goodbye

This is my last goodbye
(yes it is, yes it is)


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    General CommentIt's a shame no one has talked about this song yet, i think it's their best. But whats even worse is how people barely know kenny's band. Like Toad the Wet Sprocket and Nine Days, this band doesn't get much credit for making real good music
    Hatendencyon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree. A great band. Kenny is a great singer. Another good song by him is Blue on Black. As for the meaning of this song, I'm not absolutley sure. I assume it's something to do with a girlfriend. I'm not that good with interperations. That's why I came here. To read everyone else's interpertations. :D
    Younixon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKWS is a very talented individual...his songs all have mean behind them and thats what really makes good music...but I think that is song is about a girl that he really like, but after a period of time she became too controlling...so he ends the relationship, even tho afterwards he misses her...but in the end he knows it was for the best the he ended it


    but thats just my opinion
    RefeR420on September 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment..."rusted chains
    Busted walls and barb wire cage
    Tried to hold me down"

    He's saying that his woman keeps him in a gloomy half - assed emotional prison. She likely manipulates him by making him feel sorry for her and brings him down when he gets too happy. By using his desire to make her happy (which is likely not possible) she keeps him trying over and over only to fail. She might view this as a tactic to keep him "in check."

    .."time was just a fist of change
    Tossed in the water just in case
    You ever came around"

    When you're young, you have all the time in the world. You can waste it like a fist full of pennies tossed into a wishing well. I'm assuming the wish is that she "comes around" not physically, but he's hoping she comes around to realizing that being happy is a decision. He burns a lot of time with her hoping she finally gets it.

    "Long before"...
    "I could lose myself
    I could curse like hell"

    Before the above 2 sections, he had a temper, but his life had passion and energy. He felt deeply about things and apparently cussed a lot. Haha. This might reflect his breakups with other women.

    "But I've lost the will to even try
    If you ever doubt
    Listen to the sound
    No lies 
    No no no
    This is my last goodbye"

    He's dead inside. He's emotionally worn out. He just wants it over and done.

    "Now pardon me if I appear
    To see beyond the now and here
    To try to save myself"

    I think point he makes here is that when he considers what life will be like in future, he doesn't view them as a happy couple. He's excusing himself for what she might take to be an insult. She may be perfectly OK with the way things were going.

    "I'm not the kind to pin the blame
    But I can't take more of the same
    Livin on your shelf"

    He doesn't care who's fault it is and he doesn't even want to discuss blame. He just wants out. He obviously feels used, like an object stored on a shelf until needed.

    "Door closes 
    Another one opens
    I feel the cold wind blowin
    Over me"

    Obviously, he already senses new opportunities that come from freeing himself from her.

    "Long gone
    But not forgotten
    I might be lost
    I might be finally free"

    It's over, but the time spent is a lesson learned and is to be remembered as such. More than losing a woman, he gained his freedom.
    _____________

    I hope that fills in some blanks for some. It's merely my perspective. I had the biggest problem figuring out the "fist of change" because I was thinking of change outside of the definition of currency.

    Thanks
    ohmwattson October 17, 2014   Link

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