Song Name: The Long Goodbye Waltz

Songwriter: Tim Kidwell

Copyright: 2016

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Lyrics:

The Long Goodbye Waltz

VERSE 1
It's a funny surprise when you first realize
You're all dressed and missing a sock.
It's spring - maybe fall? I can't quite recall,
Time's just two hands on a clock.
But I grin at the mirror and he smiles right back
Like an old friend I knew long ago
I grab the coffee, you sit beside me,
We turn on the old radio.

VERSE 2
Another beautiful day-oh, by the way -
I just found my keys in the fridge
And I'm sorry, I know I let the sink overflow
But that's water under the bridge.
Words roll through my brain like an old railroad train
While my tongue sits, all tied in a knot
I got shoes without laces, names without faces
Sometimes can't remember what I just forgot.

CHORUS
But right now the fog's lifted, so let's dance along
'Cause the radio's playing a sweet old love song
Hold me close to you, babe, I'll dry every tear -
And I'll kiss you goodbye while I'm here
One more goodbye kiss while I'm still here.

VERSE 3
I'm long past regretting all my forgetting,
It's a hand that I just have to play
Sometimes you're my mother, my sister, my lover
Which one just depends on the day.
When I was younger I had a real hunger
To travel to old Kathmandu,
But no plane, train or car could take me as far
As gliding along here with you.

CHORUS
Storm clouds will gather, but not for a while
So let's dance to the music, come show me that smile
Hold me close to you, babe, I'll dry every tear -
And I'll kiss you goodbye while I'm here
One more goodbye kiss while I'm still here.


The Long Goodbye Waltz, Tim Kidwell 2016