From the recording Doesn't Play Well With Others
Notes; Originally scheduled for 'Onion' I kept it over for when I had a few more similar type songs. I wrote this sitting on the couch in Headfort Glebe with my acoustic and my iPhone recorder. This version is vastly updated from the original demo.
Just a story song, probably influenced by John Hiatt here. When I hear the opening line I'm drawn to his great lyric from "Don't Think About Her While You're Trying To Drive' (from the 'Little Village' album).
It goes "She don't know who you're missing driving' down that lonesome road tonight". I can see it. But, hey, if you're going to get influenced by someone then the truly great John Hiatt isn't a bad reference.
Say Goodbye To The Last Girl (c.carry) © 2019
You don't know where you're going
As you leave this town today
It doesn't matter any how
It wouldn't work any way
Yet you'll travel along and the road kicks up its dust
Yes you'll travel alone because you know that you must
Say good-bye to the last town
Say good-bye to the last street
Say good-bye to that last girl until the next time you meet
Now, the road is long and lonely
but for now you're back on your own
This could have been that one in a million
The greatest love you've ever known
She doesn't know you're leaving
You tell yourself that you don't care
But who knows the kind of grieving
When a heart is laid bare
No stone or flowers will ever mark the place where you should have stayed
And in your heart you'll always remember the love that you just betrayed