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Dave Matthews Band: Say Goodbye Meaning


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Say Goodbye Lyrics

So here we are tonight, you and me together
The storm outside, the fire is bright
And in your eyes I see what’s on my mind
You’ve got me wild, turned around inside
And then desire, see, is creeping up heavy inside here
And do you feel the...


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    Dec 11th, 2012 12:13am report

    Dave said he wrote this song after him and a really good friend were away on business, and they were snowed in, and things happened, and it was weird because he had a girlfriend and she had a boyfriend. I feel like he knows what he is talking about.


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    Mar 14th, 2011 3:03pm report

    This song is about a connection between a man and women who have been hiding their feelings for each other. One night they let all their fears and "wrongful" thoughts go, and live the life they've dreamed for just one night.


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    Jan 13th, 2010 1:04pm report

    It's about a one night stand for sure, but she has a man. I used to love this song until my wife had an affair with my best friend. The interpretation of the song changed for me after that happened.

    "But then tomorrow go back to your man
    I'm back to my world
    And we're back to being friends"


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    Feb 19th, 2009 2:46pm report

    This song is the ultimate one night stand song. (i put lyrics which back my interpretation in parentheses

    This guy likes the girl who he is hanging out with tonight (lyrics: here we are tonight you and me together)

    and this guy just wants some amazing sex. (so stay here with me, just for a night just for this evening...and our tonge twist and sweat drips...)

    Then tomorrow, we go back to pretending that nothing ever happened... (tomorrow, go back to being friends)


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    Sep 21st, 2008 9:22pm report

    The song isn't about dying. The song is about the end of a friendship. Throughout the song he's talking about taking the relationship to the next level. He knows that everything changes after this night, but he's trying to convince himself that it won't.


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    Feb 15th, 2008 2:05pm report

    I have an early recording of this song and it's not 100% clear but it's clear enough that at the beginning he says "This song is about dying, it's called Say Goodbye!" So I'm trying to find out how this relates to dying


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    Dec 25th, 2007 12:07pm report

    This is a song where he just wants to be friends with this girl because there relationship isn't working out...He doesn't want to hurt her because he still cares about her...but he thinks it is best if they move on

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    Jun 28th, 2007 6:21am report

    Basically this song is one of the hottest Dave songs period. It is all of the above and just makes you want to shag that one close hot friend of yours that you either have (and is a secret to others) or want to. Well at least it's how it makes me feel.


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    Dec 5th, 2006 12:24pm report

    look, its basically about friends with benefits, ok?


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    Aug 1st, 2006 8:26pm report

    This song isn't about a one night stand, it's about a guy who's in love with his friend, and tries to assure her, as well as himself, that after they have sex that one night everything will go back to the way it was, which is why it sounds like a love song.


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    Jan 5th, 2006 1:38pm report

    This song is about a guy and a girl who are just friends but they are alone together for the night and have sex and the next day they go back to there lives like nothing has happened and are just "back to being friends"...

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