Last Goodbye

Album: Grace (1994)
Charted: 54

Songfacts®:

  • This is about losing a loved one and having to say goodbye to the one you love. Some people say this song was an omen - Buckley died a few years later. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Daniel - Perth, Australia

Comments: 12

  • Tim from Linkoping, SwedenMatt: or in Grace where he sings "And I feel them drown my name
    So easy to know and forget with this kiss
    I'm not afraid to go but it goes so slow"
  • Hannah from Hampshire, England, United KingdomI think this song is about finally letting somebody go after perhaps quite a long disintergration of a relationship. It seem to be about being about to tell somebody that you were glad that they were in your life and that they did make an impact on you that you will always remember, but it's time to move on.
    'Just hear this and then I'll go; you gave more more to live for, more than you'll ever know'.
  • Marillion from Atlanta, GaLast Goodbye was originally titled "Unforgiven" and was written before he met Rebecca Moore. Rebecca is the girl who 'weeps on my arm' in Grace and the inspiration for Lover, You Should Have Come Over.
  • Frank from Princeton, NjHas anyone read the book "Dream Brother" about Jeff and his father? There is evidence to suggest that a specific girl was the motivation behind this tune - Rebecca Moore.
  • Matt from Brisbane, AustraliaSpeaking of omens, try "Grace" where he says "Is my time coming, I'm not afraid to die.." and even "So Real" where he says "I couldn't awake from the nightmare, it sucked me in and pulled me under", just like the river where he died.
  • Zane from King's Lynn, EnglandI have to agree, this did not strike me as an omen either, certainly not of Buckley's untimely death. I think the song speaks of wanting what you can't have (loving but knowing you will only hurt your loved one in the end).
  • Aaron from Seattle, WaThis song is not an omen, or if it is, it's a weak omen. Listen to Nightmare by the Sea. That song is a friggin' omen.

    This is a song that is about understanding the end of a relationship but still wanting that person anyway. It's intensely personal, like all of Buckley's songs.
  • Rhedyn Williams from Bristol, England"Kiss me, please kiss me, but kiss me out of desire babe, not consolation"...he wants their last kiss to embrace and celebrate the passion they once had, not to be a sad goodbye.
  • Rhedyn Williams from Bristol, EnglandIt is about losing a loved one, but not in the conventional way. It's about one of those break-ups where nothing particularly goes wrong, the love just fades, and how in those situations it's almost harder to say goodbye, because you are so frustrated by how something so good can suddenly disintegrate.
  • Karen from Melbourne, AustraliaSounds to me like someone contemplating suicide after the breakup of their relationship.
  • Ash from Charleston, WvThis song is an unbelievable work of art.
  • Erin from Pittsburgh, PaThis song appears on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie Vanilla Sky.
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