Kiss And Say Goodbye

Album: The Manhattans (1976)
Charted: 4 1
  • This has got to be the saddest day of my life
    I called you here today for a bit of bad news
    I won't be able to see you any more
    Because of my obligations
    And the ties that you have
    We've been meeting here every day
    And since this is our last date together
    I want to hold you just one more time
    When you turn and walk away
    Don't look back
    I want to remember you just like this
    Let's just kiss
    And say goodbye

    I had to meet you here today
    There's just so many things to say
    Please don't stop me 'till I'm through
    This is something I hate to do
    We've been meeting here so long
    I guess what we done was wrong
    Please, darling, don't you cry
    Let's just kiss and say goodbye (goodbye)
    Many months have passed us by
    (I'm gonna miss you) I'm gonna miss you, I can't lie
    (I'm gonna miss you)
    I've got ties and so do you
    I just think this is the thing to do
    It's gonna hurt me, I can't lie
    Maybe you'll meet another guy
    Understand me won't you try, try, try, try, try, try
    Let's just kiss and say goodbye

    (I'm gonna miss you) I'm gonna miss you
    (I'm gonna miss you) Understand me, won't you try
    (I'm gonna miss you) It's gonna hurt me, I won't lie
    (I'm gonna miss you) Take my handkerchief and wipe your eyes
    (I'm gonna miss you) Baby you'll find, you'll find another guy
    (I'm gonna miss you) Let's kiss and say goodbye, pretty baby
    (I'm gonna miss you) Please, don't you cry
    (I'm gonna miss you) Understand me, won't you try?
    (I'm gonna miss you) Let's just kiss and say goodbye Writer/s: WINFRED LOVETT
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Kaykay27 from Carlsbad, NmTwo versions of this song appear to be on YouTube. One is performed by the Manhattans and the other performed by Barry White. The two versions sound EXACTLY the same. They both have the spoken part at the beginning, and I would bet a large sum of money that it is the same singer, or at least speaker in both versions. Listening to both versions consecutively has convinced me it is the same singer. The only thing is that according to the Wicki, Blue Lovett of the Manhattans both wrote the song, and performed the spoken intro. I have to wonder if he is some kind of impressionist who worked at sounding like Barry White. If so, he nailed it. If not, I am very confused.
  • Ricky from Ohsweken, Ontario CanadaGood the the talkin' was left in on the version I have. It fits & sets up the song perfectly.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 26th 1976, the Manhattans performed "Kiss and Say Goodbye" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Two months earlier on April 11th, 1976 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #99; and on July 18th, 1976 it peaked at #1 (for 2 weeks) and spent a half-year on the Top 100 (26 weeks)...
    And on May 16th, 1976 it also reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1965 and 1990 the group had forty-five records on the R&B chart; and eleven made the Top 10, their next two biggest hits both peaked at #3, "One Life to Live" (1972) and "There's No Me Without You" (1973).
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