I'll Say Goodbye
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


When you wake up
And find me gone tomorrow
Don′t think I meant to hurt you
I just did what we knew I had to
And all the time we knew
The time was never right for us
Time to leave this love behind
I could never leave you -- Baby
If I saw you cry
I'll say good bye for the two of us
Tonight while you sleep
I′ll kiss you softly one last time
And say good-bye

Like I know we must
There's just no other way
And I couldn't bear to see your heart break
So I′ll wait till your asleep to say good-bye

Please realize
How hard it is to do this
I′m trying to make it through this
Say good-bye just as gently as I can
Please try and understand
This time just wasn't the time for us
We knew I couldn′t stay
But that don't make it easier to leave you
So while I can find the strength

Before your arms embrace me
Before your kisses take me
Before your eyes can make me stay

Like I know we must
I′ll wait till you're asleep
To say good-bye for the two of us
Tonight while you sleep
I′ll kiss you softly one last time
And say good-bye
Like I know we must
There's just no other way
And I couldn't bear to see your heart break
So I′ll wait till your asleep to say good-bye

When you wake up
And find me gone tomorrow
Don′t think I meant to hurt you

Writer(s): Gilbert Becaud, Rod Mckuen, Louis Amande

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Comments from YouTube:

Gary Gordon

Magnificent.....I have this album, & when I heard this song, it instantly became my very favorite "ballad" of all time. THANK YOU for posting this........

mark stuart

I honestly don't think there is a bad song on this album....I don't say that about many....

Olen Holmes

mark stuart I have this album but no longer have anything to play it on.

Nick Campbell

Another great song by Rod McKuen.

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