Go And Say Goodbye
Buffalo Springfield Lyrics


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You ask me to read this letter
That you wrote the night before
And you really should know better
'Cause she's worth a whole lot more

Brother, you know you can't run away and hide
Is it you don't want to see her cries, is that why
You won't go and say goodbye

Then you said the fault was yours
And when you really were to blame
'Cause as if to close the doors
And to hide away in shame

Brother, you know you can't run away and hide
Is it you don't want to see her cries, is that why
You won't go and say goodbye

Yes, and why, tell me why
Can't you see that it's not right
It's a lie, it's a lie
Don't hide your sorrow in the night

Brother, you know you can't run away and hide
Is it you don't want to see her cries, is that why
You won't go and say goodbye

And you know the pain is double
But for her it's even worse
You must face her with the trouble
'Though it's hurting like a curse

Brother, you know you can't run away and hide
Is it you don't want to see her cries, is that why
You won't go and say
Brother, you know you can't run away and hide
Is it you don't want to see her cries, is that why




You won't go and say
Gonna go and say, gonna go and say goodbye

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Buffalo Springfield's "Go And Say Goodbye" is about a man who is avoiding confrontation and refusing to end a relationship that's not going well. The singer of the song is appealing to the man to do the right thing and face the consequences of his actions. The first stanza of the song talks about a letter that the man wrote to his partner. The singer implies that the man is afraid of the reaction he will get from his partner and doesn't want to deal with it. The singer tells him that he can't run away and hide, which suggests that he needs to confront the situation.


In the second stanza, the man admits that he is to blame for the situation, but it seems that he is still too afraid to do anything about it. The singer again tells him that he can't run away and hide, and asks him if he doesn't want to see his partner cry. The chorus of the song emphasizes this sentiment, telling the man to face his problems and not to hide his sorrow. The third stanza advises the man that he needs to confront his partner, despite the fact that it will be difficult for both of them.


The song is a gentle, yet poignant reminder to face up to our problems and to take responsibility for our actions. It is about the need to confront difficult situations, even when it would be easier to walk away. The lyrics highlight the importance of honesty, responsibility, and communication in relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

You ask me to read this letter
You have written a letter and asked me to read it.


That you wrote the night before
It was written on the previous night.


And you really should know better
You are aware of the consequences of your action.


'Cause she's worth a whole lot more
She deserves better treatment than what you have given her.


Brother, you know you can't run away and hide
You cannot escape from the situation by avoiding it.


Is it you don't want to see her cries, is that why
Are you afraid of seeing her cry?


You won't go and say goodbye
You refuse to face her and say goodbye.


Then you said the fault was yours
You admitted that you were responsible for the problem.


And when you really were to blame
You acknowledge the fact that you were at fault.


'Cause as if to close the doors
You tried to shut her out of your life.


And to hide away in shame
You chose to avoid confrontation and feel embarrassed about the situation.


Yes, and why, tell me why
You ask for an explanation about the reason behind your actions.


Can't you see that it's not right
You should realize that what you have done is not acceptable.


It's a lie, it's a lie
You have been dishonest with her.


Don't hide your sorrow in the night
You should not avoid expressing your emotions about the situation.


And you know the pain is double
You understand that both of you are suffering because of your actions.


But for her it's even worse
She is experiencing more pain and suffering than you are.


You must face her with the trouble
You need to confront her and apologize for your actions.


'Thoug it's hurting like a curse
Even though it is causing you immense pain and discomfort.


Gonna go and say, gonna go and say goodbye
You have decided to finally face her and say goodbye.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: STEPHEN STILLS

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