Listen to this farewell song:
This duet, between the characters Elphaba and Glinda in the musical play Wicked, is inspired by the story of the Wizard of Oz.
It is sung at the end of the play, and reflects on how their friendship has changed them "for good", before they part:
"It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you"
Other songs like this:
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
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".
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.
True colors by Cyndi Lauper
Beautiful friendship affirmation ballad.
While not specifically a goodbye song, it is so lovely and easily dedicated to a loved one that is leaving:
"If this world makes you crazy
and you've taken all you can bear
you call me up
because you know I'll be there".
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..."