This is our last goodbye
I hate to feel the love between us die
But it's over
Just hear this and then I'll go
You gave me more to live for
More than you'll ever know

This is our last embrace
Must I dream and always see your face?
Why can't we overcome this wall?
Baby, maybe its just because you didn't know you at all

Kiss me, please kiss me
But kiss me out of desire, babe, not consolation
Oh, you know it makes me so angry
'Cause I know that in time, I'll only make you cry
This is our last goodbye

Did you say, "No, this can't happen to me"
Did you rush to the phone to call
Was there a voice unkind in the back of your mind
Saying maybe you didn't know him at all
You didn't know him at all, oh oh, ya didn't know
Ooo didn't know

Well, the bells out in the church tower chime
Burning clues into this heart of mine
Thinking so hard on her soft eyes
And the memories, offer signs that it's over
Over


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Last Goodbye Lyrics as written by Jeffery Buckley

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  • +4
    General CommentI agree with Rowley. The thing I love about Jeff Buckley is his songs are so beautiful. I mean, the beginning can start out mellow and he extends into this intense bit where he'll use all his vocal power to make the lyrics more powerful and his voice is so amazing that you don't even barely recognize the music which is also beautiful but ugh... i can't say enough good things about this man.
    Title_Trackon March 31, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIs this the greatest break-up song or what? When he cries "kiss me, please kiss me", well, it is just crazy. The whole song is just, it's just heart breaking.
    Ralfloron August 24, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General Commentive been listening to this song for years - and it has ALWAYS been one of my favorites

    it does, however, take on a new dimension after youve broken up with someone you thought you'd never break up with - for me, this song conjures up some crazy feelings

    so honest - so vulnerable

    ill echo the sentiments of quite a few of the comments: emotions simply well up when that beat hits and jeff belts out: "did you say, 'no, this can't happen to me'?..."

    incredible - and yes, heart breaking

    heres to jeff - wherever you are...
    TheKricketon September 22, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful and full of emotion. jeff buckley was such a great lyricist. i can only imagine all the great songs he had left in him when he tragically died so young. sigh.
    gleebson December 15, 2001   Link
  • +2
    General Commentalthough this song is about the ending of a realtionship that has obvioulsy meant a lot to the person singning, i always find myself feeling incredibley happy afterwards, it seems as if they are both happy with it. my favourite line, "you gave me more to live for more than you'll ever know."
    the good captainon February 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBeautiful song from an amazing artist...just makes me think about the records he may have had in him if he'd still lived. Personal highlight is his voice when he sings:

    "But kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation
    You know it makes me so angry 'cause i know that in time
    I'll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye"

    Just that emotion that's smothered all over the vocals...great stuff
    otori_wazmasteron February 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentA bloody shame he died. That fat bitch from X Factor ruined Hallelujah, and he is a great lyricist. Greatly missed.
    JJKingy1994on January 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlive, he introduced this as "another twisted love song."
    typoon January 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen Jeff lived in LA he had an relationship with an older german woman, this song is about that break up. But as anyone that ever have experienced heartache will testify, it is poetry that many of us can relate to, but none of us is capable of writing. I find "Forget her" even more touching due to my own personal failures.
    torgrimon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt can't be about Rebecca Moore, because the first recorded version of it as 'Unforgiven' is from 1990, before he met her. The solo version on the WFMU 1992, 10-11 session is my favourite.
    mrfon July 06, 2003   Link

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