(When You Said) GOODBYE--female vocal

Story Behind The Song

This song is a re-write of The Day You Died.

Song Length 3:42 Genre Country - Contemporary, Pop - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Heartbreaking Subject Lost Love, Heartbreak
Similar Artists Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

(When You Said) GOODBYE
Alternative Title: Befores And Afters.
Lyrics & Music by & Copyright 2013 by Brian McNulty. All rights reserved.


VERSE 1:
The clock keeps ticking in this empty bedroom.
I hear the echoes in my mind.
The silence beneath feels like a cold, dark tomb.
Time seems so very undefined.

PRE-CHORUS 1:
In half sleep I've forgotten and have reached for you in bed.
When my hand finds only air I hug your pillow instead.

CHORUS:
Walled up streams of hot tears burst through and pour down on my face.
There can be so much power in an empty space.
I can't fill the hole you left although I've tried.
All my befores and afters-- they began and ended when you said goodbye.

VERSE 2:
Your place at the table--it whispers of change.
Your vacant chair tugs upon my heart.
A faint hint of perfume (or cologne) on your bathrobe brings pain.
I wonder how long we will be apart.

PRE-CHORUS 2:
We must have been made one flesh on our wedding day.
Because part of me was ripped out on the day you went away.

CHORUS:
Walled up streams of hot tears burst through and pour down on my face.
There can be so much power in an empty space.
I can't fill the hole you left although I've tried.
All my befores and afters--they began and ended when you said goodbye.

TAG:
All my befores and afters--they began and ended when you said goodbye.
Whoa oh whoa you said goodbye
For your very last time.

The clock keeps ticking.

Lyrics Brian McNulty Music Brian McNulty
Producer Stacy Hogan (awritersparadise.com) Publisher Brian McNulty Music Publishing Company
Performance Amber Rose, Brian McNulty & Friends Label McB's Records
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Nick Fuse Songs of Confession 3/10/2015
Ionut Mirel Udrea Best Country Songs 2/3/2015

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