It's sad to think
We're not gonna make it
And it's gotten to the point
Where we just can't fake it

For some ungodly reason
Just won't let it die
I guess neither one of us
Wants to be the first to say goodbye

I keep wondering
What I'm gonna do without you?
And I guess you must be
Wondering the same thing too

So we go on
Go on together living a lie
Because neither one of us
Wants to be the first to say goodbye

Every time I find the nerve
Every time I find the nerve to say, I'm leaving
Memories, those old memories
Get in my way

Lord knows it's only me
Only know it's only me that I'm deceiving
When it comes to saying goodbye
That a simple word that I just cannot say

There can be no way, there can be no way
This can have a happy ending, no, no
So we just go on hurting and pretending
And convincing ourselves to give it just one more try

Because neither one of us
Wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us
Wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us
Wants to be the first to say

Farewell my love
Goodbye


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"Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" as written by James D. Weatherly

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    General CommentThese lyrics don't leave much room for interpretation .. the honeymoon is long over, but neither one of them has the guts to admit it, even though they both know it.

    And when they do muster up the courage to address the issue .. old (good) memories come back to mind and gives them strength - perhaps misguided strenght - to stick together.

    I think a lot of relationships drag on due to the delusions that fill our minds, and this song captures that perfectly.

    BTW - Gladys is simply a GOD among mortals. Her voice is very emotional, yet never over-the-top. Always tasteful.

    Unlike 99.9% of her would-be competitors, she doesn't hit you over the head with a sledge hammer to get her feelings communicated. Just close your eyes and let her gentle arpeggios scoop you up and place you down on her emotional sould train.
    tsreybon August 31, 2006   Link

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