Farewell song:
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

Listen to this farewell song:

This country ballad is about living your life and enjoying the simple things around you, as life is too short, so make the most of now.
The song has lyrics reminiscent of the Irish farewell blessing:
"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed"


Other songs like this:

We'll Meet Again by Vera Lynn

Indulge in some wartime nostalgia with this classic song by Vera Lynn.
'We'll Meet Again' is a famous song of the Second World War era, and its optimistic tone a resonant comfort for soldiers and their families and sweethearts who were separated by the war.

Lean On Me

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..."

Footprints in the Sand - Leona Lewis

This farewell ballad 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, and a promise of strength, no matter where we travel in life.

Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

"Because You Loved Me" was originally written by Diane Warren as a tribute to her father, and the song became Celine Dion's signature song. It is a love-affirming song, whether for family, friends, or a special romance.


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