Goodbye Letter

Story Behind The Song

Personal story about a breakup.The singer wants to turn back the hands of time and go back to the woman he still loves.

Song Description

Realizing what you had, is it too late to get her back?

Song Length 3:16 Genre Country - Traditional, Folk - Country
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Heartbreaking, Poignant Subject Breaking Up, Lost Love
Similar Artists Alan Jackson, Don Henley Language English
Era 2000 and later


Goodbye Letter © 2011 Donovan Tucker BMI

Verse 1 :

We both started acting' angry
Pointing fingers placing blame
I left a note there on your dresser
Then like a fool I drove away

Chorus :

I could've loved you so much better
But I couldn't love you anymore - than I do
I'll take back my goodbye letter
If I could just hold you like before

Remember the time when we were hungry
Hungry for each other's touch
We were a long , long way from angry
I couldn't get home fast enough


I'm trying to tell you that I'm sorry
For all the times I let you down

I'll take back my goodbye letter

If I could just hold you

Maybe spend a little time together

If I could just hold you like before

Copyright 2011 Donovan Tucker Author/Composer BMI

Reminds me of Jim Croche? Great tune, like the vocals and the tune itself is very catchy and memorable. Clever lyric.

nice and peaceful country ballad, heartfelt lyrics. nice vocal and harmony.

Great lyrics & sound..has hit written all over it! Great guitar!

Beautiful song! Great message!... Loved the simple guitar... Loved the plucking.. Added a sweet touch..excellent vocals!

Lovely...bloody lovely! This song's emotion and pathos is evocative of some of Kris Kristofferson's best work. Hell of a song writer demo. Beautifully played and sung. Bravo!!!

really nice song hard to say if its a hit saingle type but could be ..could hear it in a movie or tv prog

Cool the arrangement and meaning behind the lyric.

This song has a lovely melody and sweet chord progression. The vocalist has amazing control & pitch and delivers the song with the right amount of emotion. This is a moving break up song with lovely guitar picking. Good use of rhyme is employed in lyrics that paint a picture of loss & regret.

Lyrics Donovan Tucker Music Donovan Tucker
Producer Dan Drilling Publisher self
Performance Mike Lusk Label none
This track is on 7 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Frank Radice Great vocal 8/17/2016
Frank Radice best folk 8/17/2016
Frank Radice Great Country song 8/17/2016
Frank Radice My Top Songs 8/17/2016
Julia Schmidt My Top Songs 12/12/2013
Penny Lea-Buzz Smith Country 12/8/2013
Micheal Lee Collins Tracks that i just had to take with me! 9/9/2012

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