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NLT – A Thousand Goodbyes lyrics

How many times, it's hard to say.
That I've waken up next to a note on the bed
Got on a plane, I'll be back next week.
And left without so much, as a kiss on the cheek.
You're always gone and I'm never home.
You taught me everything I know about being alone.
What do I do when I need you, who do I call.
When I don't want to do it no more.
(ooh)

[Chorus:]
I'm not trying to make you hurt
But you're getting exactly what you deserve.
So you can't tell me that
I don't
Have every reason in this world to leave you right now.
I can count a thousand times that you made me cry.
A thousand games you used to play.
And so I guess that's a thousand goodbyes,
A thousand goodbyes is all that I have to say.

Tell me what you're thinking
When I told you that me & you, we are finally over.
Make it a memory, that's ancient history.
I know I can't help but keep looking over my shoulder.
Love is like a mark that never goes away
And you got part of my heart that I forever gave away.
What do I do when I need you, who do I call
Cause I don't want to do this no more.
(Ooh)

[Chorus:]
I'm not trying to make you hurt
But you're getting exactly what you deserve.
So you can't tell me that
I don't
Have every reason in this world to leave you right now.
I can count a thousand times that you made me cry.
A thousand games you used to play.
And so I guess that's a thousand goodbyes,
A thousand goodbyes is all that I have to say.

There's nothing that's harder for me in this world
Then to not be your girl. (mm)
But I won't stand the cheating and lies,
You're no kind of man.
You won't get any respect from me
Cause you were never there,
You neglected me.
I'd rather spend my nights with somebody
Who treats me like I'm supposed to be.
(Treated all along)

(man,
I gave you everything.
I gave you my time,
I gave you my heart.
But you couldn't even give me anything in return.
All them late nights, worrying about you.
A thousand times you didn't call,
A thousand tears you never cried.
All I have left for you is a thousand goodbyes)

[Chorus:]
I'm not trying to make you hurt
But you're getting exactly what you deserve.
So you can't tell me that
I don't
Have every reason in this world to leave you right now.
I can count a thousand times that you made me cry.
A thousand games you used to play.
And so I guess that's a thousand goodbyes,
A thousand goodbyes is all that I have to say.

(It's all that I have, it's all that I have to say. For all of the lies, a thousand goodbyes)



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    Erica_Renee
    Okie dokie, first off, it's not by nlt.
    It is however by Travis Garland (of nlt) who wrote the piece and sings it. It wasn't written for him, it was written as a demo for someone else (a female artist obviously).
    But the meaning is quite literal. It's a beautiful song about a woman who has to say goodbye to someone that she loves because they've drifted away and there relationship changed.
    It's really one of my favorite songs right now, and I'm guessing for a lot of you, the second you hear it, you'll feel the same.
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