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Goodbye My Lover (James Blunt)
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When life has moved on too far to reach back and grab at what we once had...

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your hand.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I am a dreamer and when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bare my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.

- DISAPPOINT= To sadden; to fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of someone.

- LET YOU DOWN= To fail to fulfil the expectations of somebody; disappoint. During the first line of the song James sings about his thoughts on why the relationship fell out and ended.

- GUILTY= Responsible for a reprehensible act; culpable.

- LET THE JUDGES FROWN= Let the judges look disapprovingly. It doesn't refer to professional judges, as in those in a court of law, but to people who are in the habit of making judgements about other people. Just people in general who might disapprove of his actions.

- YOU WERE BLINDED= You were unable or unwilling to perceive or understand. James’ saw that she was blinded by love and knew he had won her over.

- GOALS= Objetive, aim. The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed.

- LOVE IS BLIND= (Cliché) If you love someone, you cannot see any faults in that person.

- HELD= (Hold-held-held)

- IT MAY BE OVER= The relationship is probably finished.

- WON'T= Contraction of will not.

- IF YOU'D ONLY CARE= If you are concerned or worried (ONLY here is simply emphatic).

THE ONE= The only one; the most important one.

IT'S MY DREAMS YOU TAKE= You take my dreams; what you take is my dreams.

MOVE ON= Continue with your life.

A WHILE= A little time.

A LIFETIME= All my life.

BARE MY SOUL= Tell you everything about how I feel.

HOLLOW= Empty, with nothing inside.

This song is about a girl Blunt dated, but he wrote it years after the relationship ended. When he appeared on the UK show Songbook, Blunt explained: "I guess it's a realization that you'll never be with someone, but the frustration that they are still alive and out there in the world. It can be an incredibly painful idea - I sat with the song for quite a long time. But for me, it's probably my most personal song. Whereas 'You're Beautiful' is about a moment, one second in time of passing that person, the song 'Goodbye My Lover' is about a lifetime's worth of emotion, the fact that that relationship is over, and that life continues".

Talking about the song, James Blunt said:" So I've done all that, and I've tasted a fair bit of life, and after all that, I've realised that what I failed to see was that the sweetest thing that life had to offer was right in front of me".
"But it's too late. She's carved her own path now, and it's not for me to interrupt that. It's just not how you expect life to end up".
"So the true love of my life does exist, but she is not with me. So I get to achieve my ambition and the price is to sing songs about her".

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