Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Goodbye to the Band

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1976 Schroder Music Company, renewed 2004. Written at the end of a tour of Finland with a Finnish band. Malvina wrote the words; she and a band member each wrote different tunes.

Tho my plane don't fly till morning,
I'm already far from you.
My mind's already flying
And my heart began its dying
From the time we said hello.
Cause I knew I'd have to leave you
And I moved toward my goodbye
Long ago.

I can watch you
I can hold you,
And you smile the way I know.
It's like something I remember,
Something good that happened for me
On a half forgotten summer
Long ago.

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