Goodbye Love Lyrics

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"Goodbye Love" is track #23 on the album Rent. It was written by Jonathan Larson.
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It's true you sold your guitar and bought a car?
It's true I'm leaving now for Santa Fe
It's true you're with this yuppie scum

You said you'd never speak to him again
Not now, who said that you have any say
In who she says things to at all?

Yeah, who said that you should
Stick your nose in other people's
Who said I was talking to you?

We used to have this fight each night
She'd never admit I existed
He was the same way, he was always
Run away, hit the road, don't commit
You're full of shit

She's in denial, he's in denial
Didn't give an inch when I gave a mile
I gave a mile, gave a mile to who?

Come on guys, chill
I'd be happy to die for a taste of what Angel had
Someone to live for, unafraid to say I love you

All your words are nice, Mimi
But love's not a three-way street
You'll never share real love until
You love yourself, I should know

You all said you'd be cool today
So please, for my sake
I can't believe he's gone
I can't believe you're going
I can't believe this family must die

Angel helped us believe in love
I can't believe you disagree
I can't believe this is goodbye

I hear, there are great restaurants out West
Some of the best, how could she?
How could you let her go? You just don't know

How could we lose Angel?
Maybe you'll see why
When you stop escaping your pain
At least now if you try
Angel's death won't be in vain

His death is in vain
Are you insane? There's so much to care about
There's me, there's Mimi

Mimi's got her baggage too so do you
Who are you to tell me what I know
What to do?

A friend but who Mark are you?
"Mark has got his work", they say
"Mark lives for his work and
Mark's in love with his work"
Mark hides in his work

From what? From facing your failure
Facing your loneliness
Facing the fact you live a lie

Yes, you live a lie, tell you why
You're always preaching not to be numb
When that's how you thrive

You pretend to create and observe
When you really detach from feeling alive
Perhaps it's because I'm the one of us to survive

Poor baby, Mimi still loves you
Are you really jealous
Or afraid that Mimi's weak?
Mimi did look pale

Mimi's gotten thin
Mimi's running out of time
And you're running out the door
No more, I've gotta go

Hey, for someone who's always been let down
Who's heading out of town?
For someone who longs for a community of his own
Who's with his camera, alone?

I'll call, I hate the fall
You heard? Every word

You don't want baggage
Without lifetime guarantees
You don't want to watch me die

I just came to say goodbye love
Goodbye love, came to say goodbye love
Goodbye

Just came to say
Goodbye love, goodbye love
Goodbye love, goodbye
Glory, one blaze of
Glory, I have to find

Please don't touch me, understand
I'm scared I need to go away
I know a place, a clinic, a rehab?
Maybe could you? I'll pay

Goodbye love, goodbye love
Came to say goodbye love, goodbye
Just came to say goodbye love
Goodbye love, goodbye love
Hello, disease

Songwriters
Jonathan Larson

Published by
FINSTER & LUCY MUSIC LTD. CO.

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