Goodbye (She Quietly Says)

 

Written by:  Jake Holmes

Written by:  Bob Gaudio

Arranged By:  Joseph Scott

From the Album:  Watertown  (1969)

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  August 27, 1969

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There is no great big ending, no sunset in the sky

There is no string ensemble, and she doesn't even cry

And just as I begin to say that we should make another try

She reaches out across the table looks at me and quietly says good-bye

There is no big explosion, no tempest in the tea

The world does not stop turning round, there's no big tragedy

Sitting in a coffee shop with cheesecake and some apple pie

She reaches out across the table looks at me and quietly says good-bye

Good-bye, said so easily, Good-bye, said so quietly

Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye, just two always strangers avoid each other's eyes

One still make believing, one still telling lies, she tells me that I'm not to blame

But when I ask the reason why

She reaches out across the table looks at me and quietly says good-bye

Good-bye, said so easily.  Good-bye, said so quietly

Good-bye, good-bye, good-bye

She reaches out across the table looks at me and quietly says good-bye