Goodbye My Friends
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or
Let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun
Yes I saw you were blinded and
I knew I had won

So I took what's mine by eternal right
Took your soul out into the night
It may be over but it won't stop there
I am here for you if you'd only care

You touched my heart you touched my soul
You changed my life and all my goals
And love is blind and that I knew when
My heart was blinded by you

I've kissed your lips and held your hand
Shared your dreams and shared your bed
I know you well, I know your smell
I've been addicted to you

Goodbye my lover goodbye my friend
You have been the one
You have been the one for me

I am a dreamer and when I wake
You can't break my spirit -
It's my dreams you take
And as you move on, remember me
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile
I've watched you sleeping for a while
I'd be the father of your child
I'd spend a lifetime with you

I know your fears and you know mine
We've had our doubts but now we're fine
And I love you, I swear that's true
I cannot live without you

Goodbye my lover goodbye my friend
You have been the one
You have been the one for me

And I still hold your hand in mine
In mine when I'm asleep
And I will bear my soul in time
When I'm kneeling at your feet

Goodbye my lover goodbye my friend
You have been the one
You have been the one for me





I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow

Overall Meaning

Engelbert's song "Goodbye My Friend" is a heartfelt goodbye to a lover and a friend. The lyrics suggest that the relationship was not perfect, and the singer is unsure whether they should feel guilty or satisfied for ending it. He reveals that he saw the end coming and knew that his partner was blind to the inevitable outcome. He took what he believed to be rightfully his, the soul of his partner, into the night. However, he promises to be there for his partner, should they need him.


He reminisces about all the times they shared together, from kissing their lips and sharing their bed to revealing that he knows his partner's fears and faults. He even wishes that he could be the father of his ex-lover's child and spend a lifetime with him. Despite all of this, he knows it is time for them to say goodbye, and he does so with a heavy heart. He will always love them and hold their hand in his, both in his dreams and in his memories.


This song speaks to the complexities of love and relationships. Sometimes, even when we love someone deeply, the relationship does not work out. This song is a reminder that even when love comes to an end, the memories and the connections made during that time will never fade.


Line by Line Meaning

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Am I the reason that you are leaving me?


Should I be feeling guilty or Let the judges frown?
Do you want me to admit that I am wrong?


'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won
I knew that we would eventually break up because of your blindness to my intentions


So I took what's mine by eternal right Took your soul out into the night It may be over but it won't stop there I am here for you if you'd only care
I've taken ownership of your soul and although our romantic relationship is over, I am still here for you


You touched my heart you touched my soul You changed my life and all my goals And love is blind and that I knew when My heart was blinded by you
You had a significant impact on my life and what I wanted, and I recognize now that love can be blinding


I've kissed your lips and held your hand Shared your dreams and shared your bed I know you well, I know your smell I've been addicted to you
We had an intimate connection and I was deeply addicted to you


Goodbye my lover goodbye my friend You have been the one You have been the one for me
Although we are saying goodbye and our romantic relationship is ending, you will always be an important person in my life


I am a dreamer and when I wake You can't break my spirit - It's my dreams you take And as you move on, remember me Remember us and all we used to be
I may be broken-hearted right now, but I am still a dreamer and you can't take that away from me. Please remember us and what we meant to each other


I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile I've watched you sleeping for a while I'd be the father of your child I'd spend a lifetime with you
I have shared many intimate moments with you, and I would have been honored to be the father of your child and spend my life with you


I know your fears and you know mine We've had our doubts but now we're fine And I love you, I swear that's true I cannot live without you
We have both had our fears and doubts, but I love you and cannot imagine my life without you


And I still hold your hand in mine In mine when I'm asleep And I will bear my soul in time When I'm kneeling at your feet
I may still hold on to the memory of you and share my soul with you, even if it is only in my dreams


I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow
I feel empty and hollow without you in my life




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Sacha Skarbek, James Blunt

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