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Sometimes the road just ends
Changes everything you've been
And all that's left to be is empty
Broken, lonely, hoping
I'm supposed to be strong
I'm supposed to find a way to carry on

I don't want to feel better
I don't wanna not remember
I will always see your face
In the shadows of this haunted place
I will laugh
I will cry
Shake my fist at the sky
But I will not say goodbye

They keep saying time will heal
But the pain just gets more real
The sun comes up each day
Finds me waiting, fading, hating, praying
If I can keep on holding on
Maybe I can keep my heart from knowing that you're gone

Cause I don't wanna feel better
I don't wanna not remember
I will always see your face
In the shadows of this haunted place
I will laugh
I will cry
Shake my fist at the sky
But I will not say goodbye

I will curse
I will pray
I'll relive everyday
I will shoulder the blame
I will shout out your name

I will laugh
I will cry
Shake my fist at the sky
But I will not say
Will not say goodbye
Will not say goodbye
Will not say
Oh, whoa, whoa, oh



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    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2014 at 6:13 am
    We played this song at the end of my husband's funeral service, and it says everything I felt then & still feel. I will never be able to say goodbye to him. He lives in my heart as much today as the last day of his life, August 29th, 2010. The heartache & longing never goes away. You cannot ever be the same person you were before, because you have lost such a big part of what made you who you were. I go on living, laughing, crying, hoping, but deep inside, I am still just waiting to see him again. I can't say goodbye, instead: " I'll see you later, my sweet love." The words resonate so strongly to everyone who has ever lost a loved one. It captures so completely the feelings you experience, the denial, despair, loneliness, anger, and hopelessness. It also acknowledges and accepts your grief as necessary with the words " I don't want to feel better, I don't want to not remember"; to do so would be to negate the magnitude of your loss. This song covers every nuance of the grief experience, it touches the core of each of us in our deep need to be understood as we struggle through the heartbreak of letting our precious loved ones move on without us.
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    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 7:44 am
    To me it means you will not forget them in your heart or mind or in your everyday life!!! There is a special woman that i will always love with every breath i take lakiesha i will always love you and i will see you again in heaven miss you and i will always love you!!!
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    UnregisteredJul 2, 2012 at 1:48 am
    I lost my husband alex to stomach cancer 11 months ago tomorrow; on august 2, 2011. He was only 42 years old. I was a wiadow at 39. This song really hits home adn says how ive been feeling... Broken, lonely, hoping. Also for me as time passes the pain is getting more real! Myself and our 5 chirldren miss him so very much!!!
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm
    My mom was diagnosed with stage iv breast cancer jan 6, 2012... It had already gone to her brain. One feb 20, 2012 she passed. She was so healthy before this... Taken far to fast and far to soon. This song really hits home... I will not say goodbye... I am not ready...
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    UnregisteredMay 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    I lost my cousin angela marie bordeau. July 15, 2012 will be 2 years. Theres sad songs out there that are depressing but this song makes me smile cause i know she wouldn't want me crying and i still havnt excepted the fact that she is gone and probably never will. So this song fits me perfect cause i will never say goodbye

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