Listen to this farewell song:
Originally performed by Bill Withers, this video is a Glee cast cover.
While not specifically a farewell ballad, the following phrases make this lovely song perfect for a farewell:
"If there is a load that you have to bear,
That you can't carry,
I'm right up the road,
I'll share your load,
If you just call me..."
Other songs like this one:
Footprints In The Sand by Leona Lewis
This song is based on the Footprints in the Sand poem by Mary Stevenson, and is a soulful ballad with some elements of gospel. A very emotional song, and Leona Lewis does great justice to it. The meaning of the song is very similar to "Lean on me" where it is an affirmation of love or friendship, no matter where we travel in life.
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
This song features in the movies Toy Story and Toy Story 2.
While not specifically a song for goodbye, the following phrases make this lovely song perfect for a farewell:
"When the road looks rough ahead
And you're miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
Just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you've got a friend in me"
"And as the years go by
Boys, our friendship will never die"