Who Sang Goodbye? Prince

Prince Crystal Ball cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998-1-29
Genre: Jazz Rock Funk / Soul Blues Pop
Style: Jazz-Funk/Funk
length: 4:35
Some other versions of "Goodbye"

Lyrics
Last night when I left you fast asleep
I should have contemplated suicide
For the smile upon your face that's well worth keeping
By morning - smears for every tear you cry
I could manage a week or to without those kisses
It'd be hard, but something tells me I could try

[Chorus:]
For that matter, whatever to make you reconsider
Is there truth when you make love to a lie?
Excuse me, but is this really goodbye?

Why'd I ever let you in this morning?
Why'd I let you come inside my door?
I should have known without that smile adorning
Your face - a kiss was not what you came for
That's when your hand reached out to touch me gently
At least that's how it happened in my mind

[Chorus]

Can't begin to understand how I think about you (Everything)
Everything I want to do, I cannot do without you
However wrong you want - I'll be
Just please (please) don't leave (Don't leave)
If it means this life without you, baby
I swear I'll spend it on my knees
Excuse me, but is this really goodbye?

Last night when I left you I was so sure
We'd be together forever and for days
And now my shade of blue couldn't get no bluer
I don't even know what I did to make you go away
I could possibly stage a front and play the cool one (Cool one)
Heart in my hand tryin' to hold back every cry

But who would applaud me when it's you, my one and only
Who ever gave me a good reason not to die
Excuse me, but is this really­ (Goodbye)
Excuse me, but is this really­ (Goodbye)
Excuse me, but is this really goodbye?
(Goodbye)
Goodbye, goodbye
(Goodbye)
Goodbye (Goodbye)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Crystal Ball
  • 2 Dream Factory
  • 3 Acknowledge Me
  • 4 Ripopgodazippa
  • 5 Love Sign (Shock G's Silky Smooth remix)
  • 6 Hide the Bone
  • 7 2morrow
  • 8 So Dark
  • 9 Movie Star
  • 10 Tell Me How U Wanna B Done
    CD 2
  • 1 Interactive
  • 2 Da Bang
  • 3 Calhoun Square
  • 4 What's My Name?
  • 5 Crucial
  • 6 An Honest Man
  • 7 Sexual Suicide
  • 8 Cloreen Bacon Skin
  • 9 Good Love
  • 10 Strays of the World
    CD 3
  • 1 Days of Wild (Free the Slave)
  • 2 Last Heart
  • 3 Poom Poom
  • 4 She Gave Her Angels
  • 5 18 & Over
  • 6 The Ride (live)
  • 7 Get Loose
  • 8 P Control
  • 9 Make Yo Mama Happy
  • 10 Goodbye
    CD 4
  • 1 The Truth
  • 2 Don't Play Me
  • 3 Circle of Amour
  • 4 3rd
  • 5 Dionne
  • 6 Man in a Uniform
  • 7 Animal Kingdom
  • 8 The Other Side of the Pillow
  • 9 Fascination
  • 10 One of Your Tears
  • 11 Comeback
  • 12 Welcome 2 the Dawn (acoustic version)
    CD 5
  • 1 The Plan
  • 2 Kamasutra
  • 3 At Last... 'The Lost Is Found'
  • 4 The Ever Changing Light
  • 5 Cutz
  • 6 Serotonin
  • 7 Promise/Broken
  • 8 Barcelona
  • 9 Kamasutra/Overture #8
  • 10 Coincidence or Fate?
  • 11 Kamasutra/Eternal Embrace

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin