Goodbye My Friend Lyrics - Linda Ronstadt

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written by Karla Bonoff
© 1988 Seagrape Music (BMI)

Oh we never know where life will take us
I know it's just a ride on the wheel
And we never know when death will shake us
And we wonder how it will feel

So goodbye my friend
I know I'll never see you again
But the time together through all the years
Will take away these tears
It's okay now
Goodbye my friend

I've seen a lot things that make me crazy
And I guess I held on to you
We could've run away and left well maybe
But it wasn't time and we both knew

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So goodbye my friend
I know I'll never see you again
But the love you gave me through all the years
Will take away these tears
I'm okay now
Goodbye my friend

Life's so fragile and love's so pure
We can't hold on but we try
We watch how quickly it disappears
And we never know why

But I'm okay now
Goodbye my friend
You can go now
Goodbye my friend

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goodbye my friend | Reviewer: Hanna mcnabb | 12/7/13

Last year on December 8 2012 my best friend since I was little Shauna hill was in a car accident and was in comma for a week but was declared brain dead my heart broke I never imagined losing Someone so close to me Shauna was only 16 years old when she died she had so much ahead of her she WAs and accomplished figure skater she had been to national competitions and loved to skate with all her heart she also played the violin and played in carnage hall once with her orchestra but most of all she was intelligent she wanted to go study environmental law at Stanford but tragically her life was cut short but this song helped me make it through the rough times I also skated to this song in a tribute to her I just wanted to let you know how much this song means to me and shaunas family

A Very Fitting Song For My Dad and Mom's Funerals | Reviewer: Debbie Armstrong | 9/11/13

My dad passed away on December 16, 1989 and I had just gotten the CD with this song on it. My mom and I both agreed this had to be played at his funeral, there wasn't a dry eye in the funeral home. My mom passed on March 6, 2010 and since that was so special for my dad, I had it played again at my mom's funeral, again, not a dry eye in the funeral home. I want this for my memorial service (whenever that may be) so that we can carry on this amazing song.

Life is "Just a ride on a wheel'. | Reviewer: Bill | 8/10/13

An avid bicyclist friend died suddenly and tragically. He cycled 5-6000 miles per year. We played "Goodbye My Friend" at his memorial service. The line; "I know it's just a ride on a wheel" was truly fitting, along with every line in the lyrics.

my funeral song to be played | Reviewer: Teresa Pruitt | 4/10/13

This is my favorite song of all times. My daughter and my family knows this song has to be played at my funeral. I also had my daughter play it at my sweet mom"s funeral. Its the best song ever

For Jo | Reviewer: Leonie | 9/30/12

My sister died very suddenly. This song was played at her funeral service. It was very strange as we were both driving together when we first heard this moving song, about six months before her death.When we were planning the service I knew exactly what song to play..

Goodbye My Friend | Reviewer: Beverley Wentzell | 3/10/11

Hello, I heard this song for the very first time, on our radio station. It hit me pretty hard as in 1990 my Sister Shirley died by brain caancer,
Two weeks ago I lost a friend of 30 yr 63 to cancer, battled very hard, and this monday another friend 56 to her whole body with cancer. I was looking at my cook book, when this song was placed. It is beautiful, moving,very clear about life. And yes I would use it for my funeral service. Life is fragile, handle with care.
Thank you

Cancer | Reviewer: Cyndi | 3/6/11

I am a registered nurse and many years ago, I worked at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. One lady, in particular, 'held on' until her husband left the room so he could see the 4th of July fireworks from another window. He came back into the room and was mildly angry (distraught reaction) and said, "See, I leave you for a second and you die!!" She had been so severly edematous -entire body- and unresponsive to verbal and physical stimuli for DAYS but she still 'knew' what was up! I ALWAYS thought of that song when I was at work there; before, immediately, and after! I am glad she was finally able to go, for her sake!

A tender and splendid farewell song | Reviewer: Greg Glynn | 10/29/08

Linda Ronstadt gives a stirring and beautiful performance with "Goodbye My Friend". When you listen to the lyrics, you might agree that this is a good candidate to play at a funeral for a loved one. The final lyrics "You can go now, Goodbye my friend" are perfect.

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