Farewell song:
Farewell To The Old Me by Dar Williams

 Listen to this farewell song:

Slow melancholy-sweet ballad, about moving forward and making changes in your life and yourself:
"So farewell to the old me,
Farewell to the old me,
My life is working better now,
It's always changing anyhow..."

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