Goodbye song:
Closing Time by Semisonic

Listen to this goodbye song:

Rock ballad with mid-tempo piano intro. Starts similar to Green Day "Good Riddance" with more energetic heavy guitar sounds for most of the song.
Accepting the paths that life takes us on - that leaving is a fact of life:
"Closing time,
Open all the doors and let you out into the world."

Other songs like this one:

Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day

Strong vocals with this pop ballad from punk band Green Day. Saying goodbye: "For what it's worth it was worth all the while", which is bittersweet.

Farewell To You by White Lion

This was the final song on the last album Mane Attraction before White Lion disbanded in 1991.
The song is a glam metal ballad, saying a fond farewell to the experiences on the road:
"Well it's time to say goodbye my friend,
I'm glad you stayed until the end,
I hope that you've enjoyed the time we spent,
Though I know that I will be back again,
I don't know just how soon my friend,
Until we meet again just think of me,
I'll think of you".

Ramble On by Led Zeppelin

Typical Led Zeppelin 60's hard rock sound.
This song was influenced by the book The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The song is not so much a farewell or goodbye, but has a 'thanks for the wine, I'm off now' feel:
"Leaves are fallin' all around, time I was on my way
Thanks to you, I'm much obliged for such a pleasant stay
But now it's time for me to go, the autumn moon lights my way
Got no time to for spreadin roots,
The time has come to be gone."

Everybody's Changing - Keane

For those of you being left behind by someone you treasure.
The song is about making meaning of your place in the world while everyone else moves forward in their lives.
An atmospheric piano-rock and synthesiser song.

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