I Don't Know How To Say Goodbye
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Sometimes at night I don't know why
I get the feeling that I wanna say goodbye
I can see me packin' up a bag and walkin' out the door
I'm goin' back to live the life I used to live before

Out on my own, all by myself
Not takin' care of me or anybody else
But how could I ever word it in the note I'd have write?
Oh, I don't know how to say goodbye

I lie in bed and I'm wide awake
Next to the one whose heart I'd hate to have to break
Then I look into her pretty eyes that don't deserve to cry
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

She's good to me and I believe
She let me go with it meant happiness for me
Maybe that's the reason why I find my tongue is tied
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

I love her so I wanna tell her now
I think I'll wake her with a kiss and show her how
And I know she'll whisper in my ear a million reasons why
I don't know how to say goodbye

And when she's layin' in my arms I cannot tell a lie
I don't know how to say goodbye





I don't know how to say goodbye
I don't know how to say goodbye

Overall Meaning

In the song "I Don't Know How To Say Goodbye" by Engelbert Humperdinck, the lyrics describe the inner conflict of the singer. He feels the urge to leave his current relationship but doesn't know how to express his emotions. He confesses that he is afraid of hurting his partner and struggling to find the right words to write a note. He even imagines himself packing his bags and walking out of the door but feels guilty when he looks at his partner's pretty eyes. The singer admits that he is in love with his partner and he can't imagine living without her, but he is also afraid of the commitment and responsibility that comes with it. He finally decides to wake her up, give her a kiss and express his love, hoping she'll understand.


The song portrays the singer's turmoil in a relatable way, and its lyrics express the dilemma of many who struggle to make life-changing decisions without causing hurt to someone they love. It's a poignant reminder of how we, as humans, can be uncertain about our romantic relationships, and it takes courage to confront those fears.


Line by Line Meaning

Sometimes at night I don't know why
Engelbert is bewildered about his feelings and thoughts that emerge at night.


I get the feeling that I wanna say goodbye
He is experiencing an urge to end the relationship.


I can see me packin' up a bag and walkin' out the door
He visualizes himself leaving this relationship.


I'm goin' back to live the life I used to live before
He wants to return to his previous way of living devoid of responsibilities.


Not takin' care of me or anybody else
He wants to be carefree without having any accountability.


But how could I ever word it in the note I'd have write?
He is struggling to find the appropriate way to convey his departure.


Oh, I don't know how to say goodbye
Saying goodbye seems difficult for Engelbert.


Next to the one whose heart I'd hate to have to break
He doesn't want to hurt her by revealing his actual feelings.


And I don't know how to say goodbye
He finds it challenging to bid a farewell.


Each time I hold her it's love all over
He feels immense love and affection for the lady.


I'll never learn how to live without her
Engelbert believes he can never lead a contented life without her.


She let me go with it meant happiness for me
He knows that she will release him to pursue personal happiness.


Maybe that's the reason why I find my tongue is tied
This could be the reason for his inability to speak up.


I love her so I wanna tell her now
Engelbert is in love with her and intends to reveal his love.


And I know she'll whisper in my ear a million reasons why
He is confident that she would give him numerous reasons to stay.


I don't know how to say goodbye
Engelbert still feels unable to say farewell.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: EVEN STEVENS, THOM SCHUYLER

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n00se

Sometimes at night I don't know why
I get the feeling that I wanna say goodbye
I can see me packin' up a bag and walkin' out the door
I'm goin' back to live the life I used to live before

Out on my own, all by myself
Not takin' care of me or anybody else
But how could I ever word it in the note I'd have write?
Oh, I don't know how to say goodbye

I lie in bed and I'm wide awake
Next to the one whose heart I'd hate to have to break
Then I look into her pretty eyes that don't deserve to cry
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

She's good to me and I believe
She let me go with it meant happiness for me
Maybe that's the reason why I find my tongue is tied
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

I love her so I wanna tell her now
I think I'll wake her with a kiss and show her how
And I know she'll whisper in my ear a million reasons why
I don't know how to say goodbye

And when she's layin' in my arms I cannot tell a lie
I don't know how to say goodbye [3x]



Repiblik Wanament (Federalizasyon Ayiti)

Sometimes at night I don't know why
I get the feeling that I wanna say goodbye
I can see me packin' up a bag and walkin' out the door
I'm goin' back to live the life I used to live before

Out on my own, all by myself
Not takin' care of me or anybody else
But how could I ever word it in the note I'd have write?
Oh, I don't know how to say goodbye

I lie in bed and I'm wide awake
Next to the one whose heart I'd hate to have to break
Then I look into her pretty eyes that don't deserve to cry
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

She's good to me and I believe
She let me go with it meant happiness for me
Maybe that's the reason why I find my tongue is tied
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

I love her so I wanna tell her now
I think I'll wake her with a kiss and show her how
And I know she'll whisper in my ear a million reasons why
I don't know how to say goodbye

And when she's layin' in my arms I cannot tell a lie
I don't know how to say goodbye

I don't know how to say goodbye
I don't know how to say goodbye



Anthony Delewski

Lyrics 
Sometimes at night I don't know why
I get the feeling that I wanna say goodbye
I can see me packin' up a bag and walkin' out the door
I'm goin' back to live the life I used to live before

Out on my own, all by myself
Not takin' care of me or anybody else
But how could I ever word it in the note I'd have write?
Oh, I don't know how to say goodbye

I lie in bed and I'm wide awake
Next to the one whose heart I'd hate to have to break
Then I look into her pretty eyes that don't deserve to cry
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

She's good to me and I believe
She let me go with it meant happiness for me
Maybe that's the reason why I find my tongue is tied
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

I love her so I wanna tell her now
I think I'll wake her with a kiss and show her how
And I know she'll whisper in my ear a million reasons why
I don't know how to say goodbye

And when she's layin' in my arms I cannot tell a lie
I don't know how to say goodbye

I don't know how to say goodbye
I don't know how to say goodbye



All comments from YouTube:

Bennie Wright

Engelbert the best singer in the world. Love to you Sir.

Лариса Никитина

До чего же прекрасен и голос и сам!!!

Cecylia Krl

Wanda Król piękne przesłanie piosenki kantry to jest piękne Sir Engelbert dziękuję pięknie za piękno klasyka Tak wspaniała Artysty legenda tak piękna pozdrawiam z Poland dziękuję pięknie kłaniam się nisko przed tak wspaniałym Artystą. ❤❤❤🕊🍀🕊🌹🌹🌹🕊🤔🌏

Olga Bernal

Qué voz tan hermosa ❤️❤️❤️ y que hombre tan bello ❤❤❤

elia montiel

me encanta la voz del Dr engelbert desde que tenía 12 años que adoro su voz para mi es la mejor del mundo de Arica Chile

Helena Cut

Love this Song Englebert Your timeless your songs are filled with such Emotions 🍀

Manuela Fernandez

ADORO a *****ENGELBERT*****Lo escucho desde que empezó yo tenía 10 años y voy a hacer 61 el 25 de Junio mi padre fue a trabajar a Alemania y en su primer viajé de vacaciones que vino a casa me trajo un magnetofón con cintas muy grandes y casi todo era de Engelbert ,a mi padre que amaba la música le encantaba, y yo que salí e el fue oír esa voz extraordinaria y enamorarme de ella ,le he escuchado creo todos los días de mi vida, excepto en el golpe más grande dé mi vida la enfermedad de mi hija y su partida con 24 años de esa maldita enfermedad ,jamás me recuperaré, pero sigo escuchando esta fabulosa voz que me ha acompañado siempre,a mi hija. también le encantaba nacieron escuchándolo , sueño con verlo en concierto en directo ****9 de Junio 2016 ****desde ESPAÑA

n00se

Sometimes at night I don't know why
I get the feeling that I wanna say goodbye
I can see me packin' up a bag and walkin' out the door
I'm goin' back to live the life I used to live before

Out on my own, all by myself
Not takin' care of me or anybody else
But how could I ever word it in the note I'd have write?
Oh, I don't know how to say goodbye

I lie in bed and I'm wide awake
Next to the one whose heart I'd hate to have to break
Then I look into her pretty eyes that don't deserve to cry
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

She's good to me and I believe
She let me go with it meant happiness for me
Maybe that's the reason why I find my tongue is tied
And I don't know how to say goodbye

Each time I hold her it's love all over
And in my heart it's understood
I'll never learn how to live without her
And I'd be crazy if I could

I love her so I wanna tell her now
I think I'll wake her with a kiss and show her how
And I know she'll whisper in my ear a million reasons why
I don't know how to say goodbye

And when she's layin' in my arms I cannot tell a lie
I don't know how to say goodbye [3x]

Alina DW

Przepiękny glis❤️❤️❤️❤️

Elisabeth Leimer

Engelbert you are the greatest,love those Country Songs !

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