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Reed Foehl — Goodbye World
Album: Once An Ocean
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6.9

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Released: 2009
Length: 3:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Hey girl, got no regrets. That might have been the best love yet.
Its a Goodbye world. Just passing through it.
And don't worry I'll be alright. I'm out of the dark and into the light.
It's a Goodbye world. Just passing through it.
Don't cry, just because you're leaving, its alright.
It's a Goodbye World.
Theres highways and exit signs, and three hour wait at the borderline
Goodbye World. Just passing through it.
I take a bus, hop a train, a rocket ship, it's all the same
It's a Goodbye world, just passing through it.
Don't cry, just because you're leaving, it's alright.
It's a Goodbye World
It's a Goodbye World
Hello, Goodbye, sea, sky falling
Hurray today is the day I comprehend
That all this stuff, this stuff is temporary.
Just here and gone in a Goodbye World.
Little slap, a baby cries, eighty years later somebody dies.
Its a Goodbye World. Just passing through it.
Its a Goodbye World. I always knew it.
Its a Goodbye World. Just passing through it.
Don't cry just because you're leaving, it's alright.
It's a Goodbye World.
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My father's mother killed herself when he was 14.  Something stopped  and he grieved for a lifetime.  Advice;  think about the wreckage you will leave behind.
What a beautiful song, such a powerful message of sadness and hope. I have included this in my acoustic set and always get a strong response. It evokes a lot of emotion. 
Sounds like Ryan Adams younger brother
 Tomasni wrote:
To me only 5 - Decent
 
+1 to a 9 on my end...LLRP!!
To me only 5 - Decent
 Imkirok wrote:
Beautiful and meaningful song. My cousin (as well as my best friend) committed suicide many years ago.  One of the things I remember him telling me was that this life is just one part of life, that our earthly existence is just one stop in our journey, and that much remains after we pass through this phase.  It didn't make much sense when I was younger, but now I kind of get it.  Gives me comfort now that he is gone.
 
Thanks for sharing....similar feelings when my step-bro took his life way back in 1997 (or 98?) - see...the years go by, some of the memories fade...yet something still hangs on....and the learning and growing continues too....this one's an 8 and almost a 9 for me...Long Live RP!!
lotsa existential angst. the stuff our times. and i agree - outstanding music and lyric. 
Reed Foehl is (was) the singer of Acoustic Junction
Really quite special. 
First time I've heard this song and not familiar with artist. Thank you RP.
 
Beautiful and meaningful song. My cousin (as well as my best friend) committed suicide many years ago.  One of the things I remember him telling me was that this life is just one part of life, that our earthly existence is just one stop in our journey, and that much remains after we pass through this phase.  It didn't make much sense when I was younger, but now I kind of get it.  Gives me comfort now that he is gone.
Why do I like this song so much? It tells me to stop pining and crying
Beautiful
After the last few songs I was starting to wonder  if I had gone off sad songs altogether and was halfway into recalibrating my life for the umpteenth time when this song came on, and I thought, just a minute, this is awesome. AND it is a sad song. 

I still don't know why some sad songs are just downright annoying or depressing, and others are really beautiful. Guess it is a question of talent, or something. Finding just the right note. This guy does it. For me at least.
Nice stuff

Good tune.


Exactly what I thought! 

  marmelock wrote:
Ryan Adams singing?

 


 meinthecorner wrote:

Oh, c'mon now! How hard is it to get THAT NAME wrong? Really... and you're from Ottawa!?

Did you mean Joni Mitchell, by any chance?

 
Giv him a brake!  Four sum peepel spelling is difikult.
 rtree wrote:
So much like Steven Stills

 
So much like Sweet Child O' Mine!
 Rockit wrote:


Joannie Mitchel?

 
Oh, c'mon now! How hard is it to get THAT NAME wrong? Really... and you're from Ottawa!?

Did you mean Joni Mitchell, by any chance?
So much like Steven Stills
yawn

sometimes alls it takes is a great three or four note phrase to make a song...sumpin about this songs has got that.


Hey girl, got no regrets
 That might have been the best love yet
It’s a goodbye world,  just passing through it
And don’t worry I’ll be alright
 I’m out of the dark and into the light It’s a goodbye world,  just passing through it
Don’t cry just because you’re leaving, it’s alright It’s a Goodbye World
There’s highways and exit signs, and three hour wait at the borderline
Goodbye World, just passing through it
I take a bus, hop a train, a rocketship, it’s all the same It’s a Goodbye world, just passing through it
Don’t cry, just because you’re leaving, it’s alright It’s a Goodbye World
It’s a Goodbye World
Hello, Goodbye, sea, sky falling
Hurray today is the day I comprehend
That all this stuff, this stuff is temporary
Just here and gone in a Goodbye World
Little slap, a baby cries, eighty years later somebody dies
It’s a Goodbye World, just passing through it
It’s a Goodbye World, I always knew it
It’s a Goodbye World, just passing through it Don’t cry just because you’re leaving, it’s alright
It’s a Goodbye World
what a beautiful voice - like the lyrics too, I wouldn't mind this as an epitaph (not ready yet though)
something about it reminded me of a loggins & messina tune...
 justsomeone wrote:
Cat Stevens comes to mind...
 



Agreed
 FrankRizzo wrote:
Can't place the song, but the melody and tempo of the singing reminds me of a tune from the 70's sung by a female singer. Vague I know, but wanted to put it out there in case someone else thought the same.
 

Joannie Mitchel?
Cat Stevens comes to mind...
Can't place the song, but the melody and tempo of the singing reminds me of a tune from the 70's sung by a female singer. Vague I know, but wanted to put it out there in case someone else thought the same.
Another party favorite!
Little bit Ryan Adams... his voice...
Very nice!
Ryan Adams singing?
Nice song.  {#Yes}
Shades of Neil,nice song😃
wow...what a song.
Beautiful song
It's great to hear Reed on RP!!!  Annieb63: Yes, he has a brother Stewart Lewis, (they started Acoustic Junction together) they are actually playing a show together at Club Passim in Cambridge end of April 28.
Never heard of him or this until now - thumbs up!  A bit melancholy, but a lot of moving and great music just is!
Wow. I remember Acoustic Junction from 20+ years ago.  Nice to know he's still creating music. I believe he has a brother too?
Yep, this would be a good suicide song, particularly after Radiohead and Thom "Mr Cheerful" Yorke's warblings.
My favorite song today. Great!
What's not to like here. Great voice, nice chords, great guitar work, good harmonies, decent production and really nice artwork. Gee...the whole thing is there. Smiles.{#Mrgreen}
nice
Ryan Adams....me too!....I like it!
Definitely like this guy...
Well, That was nice. 
Nice.
Who is this and why is he making me cry? 8
Ha, I also thought it was Ryan Adams as well.
I actually own Reed's previous CD 'Stoned Beautiful' and every time I play it someone always asks who it is and comments
how much they like it... 
I just checked to see if this was from the new Ryan Adams CD (which I just bought but haven't listened to yet).  I like Ryan Adams so I guess I like this as well.

Great voice—eminently listenable.