This is the opening track from Sweet and Wild, the ninth studio album by American country artist Jewel. She described it on her official website as, "a rocking little country song, with a Dylan style internal rhyme scheme."
This is not to be confused with the duet "No Good In Goodbye" that Jewel recorded with Jason Michael Carroll for his debut album, Waitin' in the Country.
Shane from Atlanta , GaJewel wrote this song early in her career and only performed it a few times and put it away and forgot about it until after recording another song with the same title with jason michael carroll and during a show some fans asked if no good in goodbye was going to be on her next album and after explaining that it was on his album some fans reminded her of this song and she went and looked it up in her book of songs and she liked it and made it on her next album after all....
The line in John Mellencamp's "Cherry Bomb" that sounds like "that's when a smoke was a smoke" is actually "that's when a sport was a sport," according to the published lyric. In that sense, "sport" is an endearment for someone of good nature.