Punk / Metal Goodbye Songs

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Anchors Aweigh by Bouncing Souls
Punk sea shanty.

School's Out - Alice Cooper
Unrepentant high energy rock song celebrating the end of school!

Where’d You Go by Fort Minor
Alternative rock and hip hop with sweet female vocals – energetic and sad.
Warning: Profanity!

Never Say Goodbye - Bon Jovi
Slow, melancholy, reminiscing ‘soft metal' love ballad.

Farewell to You - White Lion
'Soft metal' genre, slow rock ballad.

Farewell by Avantasia
Gothic heavy metal opera duet.

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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".

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School's Out - Alice Cooper

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!

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Where’d You Go by Fort Minor

Alternative rock and hip hop ballad (think Linkin Park) with sweet female vocals.

Interspersed with short interviews of people left behind, this song really hits the heart, in an uncompromising direct way.

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Never Say Goodbye - Bon Jovi

Slow tempo glam metal ballad. A love song about wanting to stay together. Often used as a closing dance to high school proms, this is a song about bittersweet endings and not wanting to let go:
"Never say goodbye, never say goodbye,
You and me and my old friends,
Hoping it would never end,
Say goodbye, never say goodbye,
Holdin' on - we got to try,
Holdin' on to never say goodbye".

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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".

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Farewell by Avantasia

This is a gothic heavy metal opera duet between Gabriel and step-sister Anna.
A passionate song about despair and heartbreak. But, as Lugaid says at the end "No farewell could be the last one. If you long to meet again..."
While described as an opera due to the underlying plot of the album, with each role being sung, songs like this off the Metal Opera Album are also described as 'symphonic power metal'.

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