Listen to this farewell song:
Alice Cooper's classic hard rock/heavy metal, fun, end-of-school anthem.
This song was his answer to the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". His reply? "The last three minutes of the last day of school when you're sitting there and it's like a slow fuse burning...If we can catch that three minutes in a song, it's going to be so big."
The song has been used so many times in movies, tv shows and commercials, with numerous different versions, that we can safely say that those three minutes were successfully captured!
Other songs like this one:
Take This Job and Shove It - David Allan Coe
Fun country song, the meaning of which is obvious from the title.
Ramble On - 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."
Anchors Aweigh by Bouncing Souls
This song has been described as an energetic, stirring song, reminiscent of a sea shanty - with a punk sound. The words are perfect for a farewell:
"Anchors Aweigh my friends,
I'll see you another day
I'm going away,
Experiences have to come
And the past has got to go".
Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson
Full pop power-ballad about running forward into the future with arms outstretched: "out of the darkness and into the sun".
If you can't wait to leave the past behind, watch this.