A Song to Say Goodbye (Paul O'Brien)

 

Every breath is counted,

Every step and every look

All the stories that weíve told

All the songs and every book

 

So hereís a song to say goodbye

If we donít get the chance

And Iíve just stormed out the door

Without a backward glance

 

Hereís a song to say Iíll miss you

Though itís you I leave behind

Without a kiss or farewell wish

Or letter for to find

If there be no last ďsorriesĒ

Or promises to mind

Or list of things I should have would have

If only there was time

 

Hereís a song to remember

Every time it slips your mind

And you set my place for dinner

To clear away one more time

Or when you find some postcards

From lost holidays before

Wishing you were here

Wishing for one more

 

Hereís a way to say Iím sorry

For the hard times still to come

And a way to say I love you

And I hope you find someone

 

So hereís a song to say goodbye

If we donít get the chance

And Iíve just stormed out the door

Without a backward glance

Hereís a song to say Iíll miss you

Though itís you I leave behind

Without a kiss or farewell wish

Or letter for to find