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Goodbye Stranger
Song

Goodbye Stranger

Supertramp
Album:
Breakfast In America

Song meaning of Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp, and what it is about


The song's lyrics offer a drifter's optimistic view, and expressing the joy of the freedom from one night stands.


Roger Hodgson's guitar solo at the song's conclusion was ranked as one of the 100 all-time greats by Brett Milano of UDiscover Music.


Song lyrics of Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp


Was an early morning yesterday

I was up before the dawn

And I really have enjoyed my stay

But I must be moving on

Like a king without a castle, like a queen without a throne

I'm an early morning lover, and I must be moving on

Yeah yeah

 

Now I believe in what you say

Is the undisputed truth

But I have to have things my own way

To keep me in my youth

Like a ship without an anchor, like a slave without a chain

Just the thought of those sweet ladies sends a shiver through my veins

And I will go on shining, shining like brand new

I'll never look behind me, my troubles will be few

 

Goodbye stranger, it's been nice

Hope you'll find your paradise

Tried to see your point of view

Hope your dreams will all come true

Goodbye, Mary, goodbye, Jane

Will we ever meet again?

Feel no sorrow, feel no shame

Come tomorrow, feel no pain

Sweet devotion (Goodbye, Mary), it's not for me (Goodbye, Jane)

Just give me motion (Will we ever) and set me free (Meet again?)

And land and the ocean (Feel no sorrow), far away (Feel no shame)

The life I've chosen (Come tomorrow), every day (Feel no pain)

So goodbye, Mary (Goodbye, Mary), goodbye, Jane (Goodbye, Jane)

Will we ever (Will we ever) meet again? (Meet again?)

 

Now, some they do and some they don't

And some you just can't tell

And some they will and some they won't

With some it's just as well

You can laugh at my behaviour, that'll never bother me

Say, the devil is my saviour, but I don't pay no heed

And I will go on shining, shining like brand new

I'll never look behind me, my troubles will be few

 

Goodbye stranger, it's been nice

Hope you find your paradise

Tried to see your point of view

Hope your dreams will all come true

Goodbye, Mary, goodbye, Jane

Will we ever meet again?

Feel no sorrow, feel no shame

Come tomorrow, feel no pain

Sweet devotion (Goodbye, Mary), it's not for me (Goodbye, Jane)

Just give me motion (Will we ever) and set me free (Meet again?)

And land and the ocean (Feel no sorrow), far away (Feel no shame)

The life I've chosen (Come tomorrow), every day (Feel no pain)

And now I'm leaving (Goodbye, Mary), got to go (Goodbye, Jane)

Hit the road (Will we ever), I say it once again (Meet again?)

Oh yes, I'm leaving (Feel no sorrow), got to go (Feel no shame)

Got to go (Come tomorrow), I'm sorry I must tell you (Feel no pain)

Goodbye, Mary (Goodbye, Mary), goodbye, Jane (Goodbye, Jane)

Will we ever (Will we ever) meet again? (Meet again?)

 

Go and believe it

Release Date

1979

Songwriter/s

Rick Davies

Producer/s

Peter Henderson, Supertramp

Label/s

A&M

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