"Goodbye" as written by and Linda/foster Thompson....
I can see the pain living in your eyes
And I know how hard you try
You deserve to have so much more
I can feel your heart and I sympathize
And I'll never criticize all you've ever meant to my life

I don't want to let you down
I don't want to lead you on
I don't want to hold you back
From where you might belong
You would never ask me why
My heart is so disguised
I just can't live a lie anymore
I would rather hurt myself
Than to ever make you cry
There's nothing left to say but good-bye
You deserve the chance at the kind of love
I'm not sure I'm worthy of
Losing you is painful to me


(Chorus) You would never ask me why
My heart is so disguised
I just can't live a lie anymore
I would rather hurt myself
Than to ever make you cry
There's nothing left to try
Though it's gonna hurt us both
There's no other way than to say good-bye


Lyrics submitted by Ice

"Goodbye" as written by Carolyn Leigh Cy Coleman

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +1
    General Commentlike tigereyes8809 says, the song means he knows he's not good enough for her.
    the girl maybe from a rich family and the guy is poor.
    or maybe the girl has a degree in college and the guy is a college dropout.
    or better yet the girl is a doctor and the guy only plays guitar for a living.

    "i don't want to let you down,
    i don't want to lead you on,
    i don't want to hold you back from where you might belong."

    means the girl has bigger dreams, and the guy thinks his stopping her from achieving it.
    her parents want her to be with a man that shares the same dreams that she has.
    so no matter how painful it is the guy will just let her go
    even though he loves her so much...


    -that's what i did.
    shiftlesson April 06, 2010   Link

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