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Old 10-09-2018, 08:05 PM
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Song that you like that are about saying goodbye

The reason for goodbye are endless (growing apart, moving, a breakup, a fight, death, etc) and the people/places you say goodbye to are endless too (family, friends, job, town, etc).

But what songs do people listen to that are about saying goodbye? I know the choices are pretty long but what are people's favorites?

I like

red ragtop - Tim McGraw

Photograph - Nickelback

Daniel - Elton John
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:20 PM
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Into the West
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Cat's in the Cradle
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Aaaand now I'm sad. Dammit, Harry...
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:34 PM
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Stars by Grace Potter. Very sad.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:47 PM
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"Goodbye" by Jane Siberry
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The happiest breakup song ever - Love Done Gone.
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:49 PM
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I can't listen to The Seekers' Far Shore without tearing up. Judith Durham has one of the most amazing voices ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4dxvgEmF0
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:51 PM
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:53 PM
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:06 PM
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Your Face Is Not Enough - 3 Blind Mice

nice piano driven pop music
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:07 PM
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Train In Vain - The Clash
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:09 PM
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There have been many versions of "I'll Be Seeing You," but this is one of the prettiest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvvP33x4vwU

This is my favorite version of "You Belong to Me":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCeNCvwEFU8

I think this one also qualifies as a "Good-Bye!" song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngZh6ZSRoYg
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:17 PM
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Not goodbye to people, but Goodbye To Love
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:17 PM
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“Saying Goodbye” from The Muppets Take Manhattan is pretty lovely.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=KNfHU748SYQ
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“Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:11 PM
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Here's where I'm a buzzed pedantic shit:

Is WOLD really about saying goodbye? Seems it belongs more in a class with "Operator" and "Telephone Line"
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:16 PM
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Here's where I'm a buzzed pedantic shit:

Is WOLD really about saying goodbye? Seems it belongs more in a class with "Operator" and "Telephone Line"
Quote:
Maybe I could settle down if you'ld take me back once more
Okay honey, I see
I guess he's better than me
Sure, old girl, I understand
You don't have to worry, I'm such a happy man
Sure.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:29 PM
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:48 PM
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I can't listen to The Seekers' Far Shore without tearing up. Judith Durham has one of the most amazing voices ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4dxvgEmF0
Also by The Seekers, The Carnival is Over

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Old 10-09-2018, 11:23 PM
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Goodbye isn't always heart wrenching. Let's lighten this thread up a little:

Goodbye Earl

How can I miss you when you won't go away
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:26 PM
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First one that popped into my head: You Can Close Your Eyes, by James Taylor.

I also think of this one as a goodbye song, or more accurately, someone coming to terms with goodbye: Winter, by Joshua Radin.
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:28 PM
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Goodbye to You (the version from Tabula Rasa, not the album version.)



Beautiful Goodbye.


End of the Innocence.

(Here's an obscure one)
Takin' Up Space.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:00 AM
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Van Morrison: Madam George

Say goodbye in the wind and the rain on the back street
In the backstreet, in the back street
Say goodbye to Madame George
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:20 AM
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“Last Goodbye” by Jeff Buckley
I'll see your "Last Goodbye" and raise you Roger Whittaker's "The Last Farewell":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGWs1HK8iDU

Kind of a corny song, IMHO, but it was freakin' EVERYWHERE in the spring of 1975!

Actually, I think his "Durham Town" is a much better song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9XcuN5hZwk
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:25 AM
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"When Will I See You Again?" by The Three Degrees, one of the best Disco songs ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TyipwcgLqg
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:44 AM
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"Time to Say Goodbye":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ENX3aHlqU

Sarah Brightman, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:22 AM
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I came here to say this one that ThelmaLou mentioned.

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Leavin' on a Jet Plane, Peter, Paul & Mary

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IVEATF7VNTk

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Old 10-10-2018, 09:53 AM
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Good Riddance by Green Day.

Also Babe by Styx
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:10 AM
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:24 AM
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Manhattan's Kiss and Say Goodbye. If you were alive in the mid '70s there was no escaping this song. Ever. I was a wee bairn at the time and my brain is scarred with this song.

I still kinda like it, though.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:31 AM
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"who knows where the time goes" by Fairport Convention, quite delightful.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:34 AM
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The most touching goodbye to a lost love IMHO:

The Kinks - Days

A goodbye song with a bit more cynical perspective:

The Ramones - Glad To See You Go
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I’ve always liked “Darling Be Home Soon” by the Lovin’ Spoonful.
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Goodbye to Romance by Ozzy Osbourne.
She's leaving home by the Beatles.

Goodbye cruel world by Pink Floyd.
Allman Brothers Ramblin Man.
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Joe Cocker did a nice version of that one.
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Beatles, "Hello Goodbye"

Julian Lennon, "Too Late for Goodbyes"
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The Left Banke, "Walk Away Renee"

(props to John Mace for reminding me of this song in the 'walk away movement' thread)
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Groucho, "Hello, I Must Be Going"

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