How to Say Goodbye

by Andrew Lasswell

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I wrote this for my Mother, Sandy


I only saw you run once
Across a busy thoroughfare
Holding my hand tightly
We were not sure where to go

Of course we found the train
We were sure to "Watch the door"
As the announcer kept repeating
And each time we'd laugh more, then we'd go

[instrumental chorus]

I always knew your next word
When you'd look up and to the right
We'd have chats about this real life
And late into the night they'd go

You put me on a stage
First when I was three
And if a show within eighty miles
Somehow included me, you'd go

[instrumental chorus]

Your camp is warm and peaceful
Different birds are at the door
Though I have to go, I'll be back in a few
And we can talk some more. Don't go

I know that's just selfish
And not what's for the best
You've made your mark. You've done the things
Now it's time to rest. Let go. You can go.

And I'll say so long
'Cause I don't know how to say goodbye
So long 'cause I don't know how to say goodbye


released November 1, 2016
Music and lyrics by Andrew Lasswell
Recorded at Mabuhayam Studio



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