Brian McNulty

Brian McNulty

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Country - Contemporary | Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Total Song Plays: 8,492   
Member Since: 2006
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Story Behind the Song

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

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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.

Song Length
3:42
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Pop - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Heartbreaking

Subject Matter
Lost Love, Heartbreak

Similar Artists
Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Brian McNulty
Music Credits Brian McNulty
Producer Credits Stacy Hogan (awritersparadise.com)
Publisher Credits Brian McNulty Music Publishing Company
Performance Credits Amber Rose, Brian McNulty & Friends
Label Credits McB's Records