Last Goodbye
Written by Jeff Buckley
This is our last goodbye
I hate to feel the love between us die
But it's over
Just hear this and then i'll go
You gave me more to live for
More than you'll ever know

This is our last embrace
Must I dream and always see your face
Why can't we overcome this wall
Well, maybe it's just because i didn't know you at all

Kiss me, please kiss me
But kiss me out of desire, babe, and not consolation
You know it makes me so angry 'cause i know that in time
I'll only make you cry, this is our last goodbye

Did you say 'no, this can't happen to me,'
And did you rush to the phone to call
Was there a voice unkind in the back of your mind
Saying maybe you didn't know him at all
You didn't know him at all, oh, you didn't know

Well, the bells out in the church tower chime
Burning clues into this heart of mine
Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and the memories
Offer signs that it's over... it's over
Supposedly inspired by a relationship Jeff had in Los Angeles with an older German woman, possibly a nurse.

'Reportedly, it's about... some people, they get into affairs that they know in their bodies won't last, and are sabotaged by their identity alone, you know, as soon as they start, but they go for it anyway. People are very talented at falling out, torture. Like truffles in the forest. And they eat them. a lot. But I was 22, she was 37, it wasn't gonna work out.' -- Jeff Buckley (Canadian TV-show, May 1995)

less relevant quotes:
'This is fag rock for straight people.' -- Jeff Buckley (Le Spectrum, Montreal, Canada, 1995-05-27)

'Dedicated to two lesbian lovers who broke up.' -- Jeff Buckley (Sandigham Hotel, Perth, Australia, 1996-02-25)

'This is a song for Chris Dowd. Because I fucking love him.' -- Jeff Buckley (Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia, 1996-02-28)
Known Performances: (showing 10 of 136 results)
93-12-18 CBGB 313 Gallery, New York, New York, America
94-??-?? Live & Direct, MTV Asia, Unknown, ?, Japan
94-01-20 Paradise Lounge, San Francisco, California, America
94-01-25 'Man on the Moon', 89.9 KCRW, Santa Monica, California, America
94-02-14 C'est What, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
94-02-22 Black Cat, Washington, , America
94-06-18 Fez Under Time Cafe, New York, New York, America
94-06-19 'The Music Faucet', 91.1 WFMU, East Orange, New Jersey, America
94-06-25 Club Soda, Montreal, , Canada
94-07-25 Above Brainwash, San Francisco, California, America