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I can see the pain living in your eyes
And I know how hard you try
You deserve to have much more
I can feel your heart and I sympathize
And I'll never criticize
All you've ever meant to my life

I don't want to let you down
I don't want to lead you on
I don't want to hold you back
From where you might belong

You would never ask me why
My heart is so disguised
I just can't live a lie anymore
I would rather hurt myself
Than to ever make you cry
There's nothing left to say but goodbye

You deserve the chance at the kind of love
I'm not sure i'm worthy of
Losing you is painful to me

I don't want to let you down
I don't want to lead you on
I don't want to hold you back
From where you might belong

You would never ask me why
My heart is so disguised
I just can't live a lie anymore
I would rather hurt myself
Than to ever make you cry
There's nothing left to say but goodbye

You would never ask me why
My heart is so disguised
I just can't live a lie anymore
I would rather hurt myself
Than to ever make you cry
There's nothing left to try
Though it's gonna hurt us both
There's no other way than to say goodbye



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    dark_egoNov 17, 2009 at 8:44 am
    This song brings back my memories during my college days wherein I am the one who broke up with my gf for the reason that she deserves someone better. I love her but I just let her go since our relationship was not healthy anymore. From time to time, we often have arguments and she always end up crying. Although I still love her, I intend to let her go and find someone else. My heart was broken so badly when I saw her crying in front of me and begging if we could start all over again. But my decision is final although it really hurting me inside.

    Now 3 years have passed. Everytime I hear this song, it always remind me of her. And with a little regret, it made me say "I WISH I COULD TURN BACK TIME." So guys, dont be like me.

    --PrettyBoy--
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    jhas7676Apr 30, 2011 at 9:15 am
    The song is about a one sided kind of love. She is so in love with him, but he does not feel the same for her, although, he truly cares about her. Unfortunately, he cannot give her what she wants (more commitment). The stanza "I know how hard you tried" pretty much gives away what the song is about. She tried hard to make him fall in love with her, but at the end, he just couldn't love her the way she deserved.

    You deserve the chance at the kind of love
    I'm not sure i'm worthy of
    Losing you is painful to me

    It is painful to him loosing her because he know how wonderful she is, but for one reason or another, he just can't love her to make her his wife, etc...

    You would never ask me why
    My heart is so disguised
    I just can't live a lie anymore
    I would rather hurt myself
    Than to ever make you cry
    There's nothing left to say but goodbye

    The lie is the wonderful romance they are living, but again, it is one sided, she is so in love with him. Yes, he too cares for her very much but not enough to commit, so he doesn't want to hurt her more by continuing the relationship.
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    UnregisteredNov 10, 2011 at 11:31 am
    I like the last part of this song ''you would never ask me why my heart is so disguise i just cant live a lie anymore,i would rather hurtmy self than to ever make you cry there's nothing left to try thou its gonna hurt us both than to say goodbye''.
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    HuggyOct 14, 2010 at 10:35 am
    I'm struggling so hard after saying goodbye to my guy. To be true, we never started the relationship cause he never declared anything. It seemed that deep down he didn't feel love. He found me important to him but not the girl that he wanted to long for and claim for his life... I used to think that I can endure the pain and kept waiting until his change of heart. But I was so wrong. He would never be willing to 'cross the river'. Or to be precise, he would never think of crossing the river just to have me in his life. So we must tear apart.

    It certainly hurts me so bad. I'm drowning in my pain and don't know when I would fully recover. The goods and the bads, the pain and the joy I've felt with him, the felling of peace I had everytime I had him beside me.

    The lyrics are totally matching what it seemed that he could tell me when we parted. Yes, I know he's painful, but he can't live a lie, he can't love me, he can't give me the love that he thinks I deserve to have...

    You deserve the chance at the kind of love
    I'm not sure i'm worthy of
    Losing you is painful to me

    I don't want to let you down
    I don't want to lead you on
    i don't want to hold you back
    From where you might belong

    You would never ask me why
    My heart is so disguised
    I just can't live a lie anymore
    I would rather hurt myself
    Than to ever make you cry
    There's nothing left to say but goodbye

    Time would cure every pain, wouldn't it?

    I do hope so.

    There's nothing left to say, but goodbye. Goodbye...
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    marithe21Mar 6, 2010 at 7:19 am
    this song is what I am listening right now... me and my bf shared the joys and the excitements love could offer... For 1 and a half year we never had a serious fight, and then out of the blue... just within a week... a very strong relationship was about to end today...

    "though it's gonna hurt us both, there's no other way than to say goodbye"

    I love him so much and I don't want to lose him. Now that we are in this struggle I don't know what should I say, or what to do... I cannot understand why all of a sudden a love so sweet has to end. My mind cannot understand what I am feeling... Later after work we will meet to talk about our relationship. I am full of emotions... I'm afraid, I'm sad, I feel so nervous. I keep on asking myself why do I have to see him if I will just hear him say that "it's over".

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