“Goodbye My Friend” – performed by Linda Ronstadt

“Goodbye My Friend” – performed by Linda Ronstadt

Oh we never know where life will take us
I know it’s just a ride on the wheel
And we never know when death will shake us
And we wonder how it will feel

So goodbye my friend
I know I’ll never see you again
But the time together through all the years
Will take away these tears
It’s okay now
Goodbye my friend

I’ve seen a lot things that make me crazy
And I guess I held on to you
We could’ve run away and left well maybe
But it wasn’t time and we both knew

So goodbye my friend
I know I’ll never see you again
But the love you gave me through all the years
Will take away these tears
I’m okay now
Goodbye my friend

Life’s so fragile and love’s so pure
We can’t hold on but we try
We watch how quickly it disappears
And we never know why

But I’m okay now
Goodbye my friend
You can go now
Goodbye my friend

 

The song “Goodbye My Friend” was written by Karla Bonoff. This piece is really nice and it has a very mellow feel to it. Many people actually can relate to this song especially if they have a very close friend who recently passed away due to illness, accident or any other reasons.

A lot of individuals quote lines from this song to be used in their eulogies. When someone dies and gets buried or undergoes direct cremation, it is usually tough for the close friend of that person. As you may know, friendship is also just like marriage where the relationship develops and grows.

The song talks about losing a friend to an illness or disease. The lyrics of it are narrated by the friend who is saddened by the death of someone so dear and close to him.

A line says, “I know I’ll never see you again” and it just shows that death should be accepted and people should keep moving forward. More funeral songs like this and their meanings can be found at www.songmeanings.net.