I washed the dishes poured out the old wine
Called a new friend for the second time
It's not bad this brand new life
It's clean and it's sharp like a brand new knife

I pull up the covers and curl up tight
Turn down the sound turn off the light
Close my eyes and I quietly whisper
Goodnight, goodnight (goodnight goodnight)

You're not here you're not even there
Out of my heart, out of my hair
I can't roll away this missing piece
You could only ever want what I could never ever be

I just pull up the covers and curl up tight
Turn down the sound turn off the light
Close my eyes and I quietly whisper
Goodnight, goodnight (goodnight goodnight)

How can I be okay if I'm pulling away
All the things that held together my life
All I want tonight is to touch you and kiss you
But I only wish you
Goodnight, goodnight (goodnight)

I just pull up the covers and curl up tight
Turn down the sound turn off the light
Close my eyes and I quietly whisper
Goodnight, goodnight (goodnight goodnight)

I just pull up the covers and curl up tight
Turn down the sound turn off the light
Close my eyes and I quietly whisper
Goodnight, goodnight (goodnight goodnight)

Goodnight (goodnight goodnight)
Goodnight (goodnight)
Goodnight, goodnight my honey just
Just sleep tight sleep tight my babyâ?¦


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Goodnight Lyrics as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    I think this song is about someone who just broke up with their gf/bf but wants them back. Am I right?

    Rachelle53105on April 11, 2007   Link
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    I think this is about when she just broke up with her girlfriend,and she wants to be with her but she's know's that she just says goodnight to her.

    Armoron September 17, 2008   Link
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    Not a big M.E. fan, but her voice is perfect for this track and I've loved it since first hearing it 1.5 years ago. She can't be with the person she loves for whatever reason, so all she can do is take comfort with the peace sleeping will bring. Before she finds her peace through dreams, she says goodnight to him/her as though the person was beside her. What should be a sad song comes off more of a love song. I really do love this song by Etheridge.

    ComeOnEileenon October 06, 2011   Link
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    Dang...still no listeners to this wonderful song. It's the perfect song to listen to before heading back to bed after a lack of sleep (due to a dang cat!). "You could only ever want what I could never ever be" is such a poignant line.

    IllToast2Thaton April 09, 2012   Link
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    I cannot get over how many people either don't know this song or don't like it; there should be so many comments about it. For me, it's the very best "Goodnight" song. I love it. I love it more each time I listen, and I'm not a big M.E. fan...

    freetobemeon May 06, 2012   Link
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    STILL no additional comments? Sad because this is such a good song. It's beautiful. And I'm tired and drugged so it's a fitting end to the day...

    ILUVUon May 31, 2012   Link
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    Song Meaning

    In her autobiography she talked about this song. At this point, her and Julie were no longer speaking. They would say "good morning" and "good night" to each other, but that was it. This is her trying to reach out to Julie, but not getting anywhere.

    amandarujon March 29, 2017   Link

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