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10 Years: So Long, Good-bye Meaning

So Long, Good-bye Lyrics

Keep changing your mind.
Like clouds in the sky.
Love me when you're high.
Leave me when you cry.
I know it all takes time.
Like a river running dry when the suns too bright.

So long this is good-bye.
May we meet again in another...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2017 report

    His cousin Brad Renfro (actor) passed away earlier that year. They were close. Brad acted in their original version of wasteland. It’s a tribute song to him.

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd 2017 report

    I think it is about suicide because he is telly the world so long this is goodbye and he gets to see the love of if life again but they're like strangers because of being apart for so long

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 7th 2017 report

    I am the one that told you about kathy drinnen.jesses ex that died in the car wreck.if you don't believe me look up Jesse in the Carter high school yearbook in Knoxville Tennessee. year 94-98 I'm only in the yearbook in 94 because I usually skip picture day.my name is Timothy wolfenbarger if you don't believe me.my facebook is tdoggs4u

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 19th 2017 report

    It's a girlfriend who was on drugs. Named Kathy my cousin.he named an album after her called killing all that holds you .First word of all the words spell her name .I went to school with both . She passed in a car wreck several years ago. Jesse was never into drugs but she was. They were together around 5 years or so. Maybe he will tell the public one day about her.Rest in peace Kathy drinnen

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 27th 2011 report

    he was in love with a girl but it didnt work out (the rivers in your eyes couldnt change my mind) dosent mean some died means she was crying duh and seeing her like that wont change how he feels about walking away. cause it wouldnt work out thats why he also say (may we meet again in a diferent life) cause then maybe things would be different

  6. krystal2010
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    Mar 4th 2010 report

    Obviously this song is about saying goodbye to someone. Possibly someone with a stronger love for drugs than for you. That seems to be a common topic for this group.

  7. AFIfanNo1
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    Feb 15th 2009 report

    I think this song could have many meanings, like most of their songs. all their songs use a lot of vague imagery, and are very beautifully written.

    What i think about this is that the speaker needs to move on with his life, and in life he cannot be with the person he is walking away from, it could be a good friend, or a girlfriend. "May we meet again in another life", this is probably the saddest line in the song, the idea that the two will never meet again in this life.

    the other meaning i hear is about a death of a family or friend. "The rivers in your eyes couldnt change my mind", after death one needs to move on to the next life, and nothing can keep them here in this life. "May we meet again in another life", thats a dead giveaway for this interpretation, one day the two will meet again but not in this life.

  8. SOADfreak
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    Sep 15th 2008 report

    I think this song is about Jesse saying good bye to someone, most likely a girl, forever. He's saying good bye and he's moving on with his life.


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