Jill Detroit

Jill Detroit

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Pop - Easy Listening | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Total Song Plays: 9,149   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 9/24/2020

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Song Description

How we say goodbye is just as important as how we said hello.

Story Behind the Song

Returning from a trip to California, the first part of this song came into my head ("Hello, it's me, telling you goodbye"). I had been playing around with my dulcimer before the trip and when I got home, I picked it up and, voila, the brief inspiration that had poked at me on my trip grew into this song. It felt good to play the dulcimer again and, when recording this with seasoned produced, Tommy Marolda, we experimented with an open tuning on my amazing Martin guitar just to give the song an even more Joni Mitchell-esque feel.


V1: Hello, it's me, telling you goodbye
It's me, telling you I really tried to see your side
But I ran out of tears to cry
And I can't afford what it takes to keep this love alive
I wish you well
I promise not to kiss and tell

Cho: Funny how you know when it's time to let go
How we say goodbye means as much as how we said hello

V2: Wish I could say I'm sorry but I'm not
You could have had me but instead you made me one of your have-nots
If it's true we get what we give
Then you'll be missing me as long as you live
I chose you
I'm only sorry you chose not to choose me too


V3: Have you got anything to say?
If you do, better say it now 'cause I'm about to head on out
And I won't answer if you call
'Cause I'm pretty sure we've just about said it all
No hard feelings - no regrets
Maybe that's as good as it gets


Tag: Hello, it's me, hello
Hello, it's me

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal

Subject Matter
Breaking Up


Lyric Credits Jill Detroit
Music Credits Jill Detroit
Producer Credits Tommy Marolda
Performance Credits Jill Detroit, vocals, dulcimer, and acoustic guitar; Tommy Marolda, all other instruments
Label Credits Independent