Goodbye's (The Saddest Word)


Mamma you gave life to me
Turned a baby into a lady
And mamma all you had to offer
Was a promise of a lifetime of love
Now I know there is no other love like a mother's
Love for her child
I know that love so complete someday must leave
Must say goodbye
Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear
Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near
Someday you'll say that word and I will cry
It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye
Mamma you gave love to me
Turned a young one into a woman
And mamma all I ever needed
Was a guarantee of you loving me
'Cause I know there is no other love like a mother's
Love for her child
And it hurts so that something so strong
someday'll be gone
Must say goodbye
But the love you give will always live
You'll always be there every time I fall
You take my weakness and you make me strong
And I will always love you till forever comes
And when you need me
I'll be there for you always
I'll be there your whole life through
I'll be there through the lonely days
I'll be there this I promise you mamma
I'll be your beacon through the darkest night
I'll be the wings that guide your broken flight
I'll be your shelter through the raging storm
And I will love you till forever comes
Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear
Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near
Someday you'll say that word and I will cry
It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye
Till we meet again until then goodbye.

(R.J. Lange)
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My mom passed a month ago and this was and is the perfect song for my mom. It was and still is painfull i thank u for this song.

From Viet Nam : "..Someday must leave, must say goodbye. Goodbye's the saddest word I'll ever hear. Goodbye's the last time I will hold you near. Someday you'll say that word and I will cry. It'll break my heart to hear you say goodbye.. " I cried last week when i lost my Mom. After one week, i can not beleive in that my Mom gone... It hard for me to accept that i lost her from now on... Mom, i love you so much...

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last night, i met an extraordinary story, a common one i guess specially for me and to some other celine fan regarding the feeling that i felt when i was told of the story. my friend's name is christian and he is a fan of celine as well. his mother died 8 years ago, april of 2003, a month after the release of celine's one heart. his mother is a celine fan too, during the burial, this song was played throughout the ceremony. it's a bit touching because i can definitely say and proved that i'm not the only celine fan in the philippines who has a story behind in every celine song and i also wanted to express (somehow through this site) that celine's songs has touched my friend's life, his mother, and my life in so many ways. different stories, different people, different song, but one thing in common... celine dion has touched our live and will always to continue touching us!


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This song holds lots of memories to me cause when my elder brother died it really hurts me, you know, remembering his life style and all that he believed in. I mean its hurts to say Goodbye.

This was mine and my mother's song to one another. She was an amazing woman who truly loved unconditionally. She was tragically taken from me in a car accident while I was pregnant with her first grandchild. I played this song for her at the funeral. This song makes me cry every time I hear it, but it reminds me of all of the good times we shared.

This song is so powerful. It reminds me of how much my mom loves me. Now that I am a mother, I understand how deep a mother's love really is cause I love my kids a whole lot.

This song brings back memories of the time my mother was still alive. This song had significant value at the time she was with me; however, now that she's gone the song has even more meaning than it did before. "Goodbye" really is the saddest word.

This song it's the real hym for the women and the moms.... The first time that I heard the song I cried....I swear it... It made me reflex about my life and the relationship that I had with my mom....After that song and Celine....I'm happy and I'm not afraid to tell my mother how much I love her.

I will always remember this song when I leave junior high this year. I have an amazing teacher and I don`t want to have to leave. Goodbye will be the saddest word i`ll have to say to her.

My mom died in October 2003. She was everything to me and my 3 sisters, as we could stay up and talk for hours, about nothing. She died in her sleep, and so we could never say goodbye. I am waiting on the day to see my mom again just like the song says. I love this song and I thank Celine Dion, for it.

My mother died a few months before this album was released. I had no idea of the song until it I first played it after purchasing the cd. Its stopped me in my tracks and I just cried for a long period of time. I listen to this song and "fly" and it just gives me great sorrowful release. My mother has now been dead for 3 years and I can hardly believe it ... Thanks for the gift of music

My Mother died of cancer two years ago. She was 39 and I was 18 at the time. We were like friends that got along sometimes. We werent really close. Not until she got sick and we only had a 9 months to bond. So many things were never said between us. A few days after she died I received a package in that mail that had Celines A New Day Has Come CD in it with no return address. I have no idea who sent it. Later that night I was listening to it and Goodbyes the Saddest Word came on. I remember playing it over and over; I played it until I couldnt cry anymore. This song is so powerful and it was such a relief to me. The words were exactly how I felt about her and they were what I had done too. I was by her side the whole time she was sick. I quit school so I could take care of her because I knew that nothing else in life mattered that, the woman who gave me life needed me more than anything. When the song says, Ill be your shelter through the raging storm that was me. The whole time she was sick I had to be so strong for her, because I knew that she couldnt fight alone. I was the only she had and she was the only one I had too. When I found out she had cancer I cried in front of her and she told me not to cry, that I had to be strong for her. I didnt cry anymore after that, not until she died. I prayed to God every night to give me the strength and he did. I never told her how I felt about her, because I just couldnt explain it. Telling her that I loved her just wasnt enough for me. Because it was so much more than that. After she died I was so hard on myself for not ever letting her know how much I appreciated her, loved her, respected her and cherished her. This song helped me so much. Right before she died, she couldnt really speak, and she was trying to tell me goodbye, but I wouldnt let her. Saying goodbye is so hard, so very hard. And I couldnt do it. I crawled into bed with her and whispered, There are no goodbyes, its just an Ill see you later. I just didnt want her to think I was giving up on her. After I heard this song, I knew I was at peace and I could tell her goodbye now. I went to her grave and dug a tiny hole and buried the lyrics to this song with her. Without this song, I dont know if I would have ever said goodbye. Celines music is such an inspiration to me. Its so ironic, at least to me that she did a remake of Roberta flacks song The First Time Ever I saw Your Face, because my mother told me that when she died she wanted Roberta Flacks version played at her funeral. I never understood why, because I always thought of it as a love song. But I played it for her at her funeral. Recently when I heard Celines version of it on the Miracle CD, it was then I realized that my mother had chosen that song to communicate with me. That she too wasnt able to say everything she wanted to. And for two years now I have wondered if there was anything that she wanted to tell me before she died and all this time it was right in front of me. I just didnt see it until I realized that Celine was expressing this song to her child. Celines music is such a blessing and I really want her to know how much she has helped me. Thank you Celine.

My mother has done so much for me. While I grew up my father was never around, and she raised 4 children and 1 grandchild. She has never failed to be at my side when I need her and at this moment is going through a very tough battle with my father over my college tuition. I am so grateful to have such a strong woman to look up to, and if I become half the woman she is would be a dream come true.

I recently lost my mother of lung cancer last month. She was not only my mama but my best friend and I miss her more and more as each day comes and goes. I've been a fan a Celine's for awhile and I'm thankful for all the memories I've had with her, including going to see Celine in concert when I was about 12 years old with my mama. I'm only 17 years old now and have a lot of life to live, and unfortunately I will have to do it without my mother around. I just want to say thanks to Celine for putting together such a wonderful song, it really touches my heart.

I'm 15, and I'm really close to my mom. I first heard this song last year when I was 14, and it made me cry A LOT,every day, for a few days after I heard it because it made me think of how much I love my mom and how much she loves me and how completely lost I would be without her.

It reminds me of my mother as she died

This song reminds me of when I left home to go study abroad and I had to say goodbye to my mother. She is my best friend.

This song reminds me dearly of my mother, who passed away when I was only 13. This song lets me come to a settling point and accept that my mother was an extraordinary woman and is resting in heaven.

This song reminds me of all the people who lost family members in the 9/11 attacks.

My mom recently passed away. The family heard this song and knew that we had to play it as a 'tribute'' to our mom. We all had to say "Goodbye" too soon, and your song said everything else.

I have been thousands of miles away from my family since I decided to go and find myself and my own way in this world. I live on the east coast, and my family is in Kansas. Saying goodbye is the hardest part of visiting home, and the hardest part of a phone call with my mom. As I've grown up, my mother has become a lot more to me than just my mother - she is my friend. Your music has always touched feelings deep within me. I love to get lost in your music and your angelic voice.

This is a beautiful song. My mother passed away in 1999, after an 11 year battle with breast cancer, and only 11 years after the death of my father. My mother was my best friend. I am getting married this year, and I will be plaing this song in her memory. Thank you for your beautiful songs. They play a critical role in the healing of difficult times, and assisting in remembering those we love!

My mother is losing her fight against cancer. This song reflects the exact emotions I feel. How can anyone say goodbye to their mother? I love you mom!

This song means a lot to me because I have just lost my mother to cancer. I am only 15 years old, and I have my whole life ahead of me, but nothing can replace a mother's love, kisses, hugs and affection. I love my mum with all my heart, and I miss her very much. For all of you who have mothers, dont take them for granted - you may turn around one day and they will be gone.

This song is beautiful. My aunt, who is a very important person in my life, is dying of cancer. When I listen to this song, I think of her. Even though she's not my mom, she is just as special to me. Goodbye is going to be the saddest word I will ever have to say to her. My greatest thanks to you, Celine, for this meaningful song.

My mother was diagnosed with liver cancer a while ago, and we were told that we had just a little over three weeks before God "called her home." There was so little time was left to show her how much we loved her. I had this song played at her funeral - it was perfect. Every word felt like words from my heart! A great big thank you for singing this song, Celine. I love and miss you Mom!

Recently, I lost my mother. It was at this time that I first heard this beautiful piece of music. It has been a constant memory of just how precious life is and her love was.

When this song hit the streets, my dad had just been diagnosed with lung cancer. Even though this song is about a mother, my dad meant the world to me. When I hear this song, I can't help but cry, longing to see my dad again. He passed away 3 months later, and hearing this song makes me feel like my dad is present around me. Thanks Celine, for the most beautiful and meaningful song in my life.

This song brings back the memory of my mother to me. I really value the love and the care that she gave to me. This song is one of a kind, and I hope you continue to make such beautiful songs as this one. Thanks a million!

My mum passed away on last month. The next day, I heard this song for the first time while driving. Of course, the words really summed up how I felt, and how I still feel. I have lost the greatest friend I have ever had, and goodbye is the saddest word I'll ever say. Each time this song plays, my heart aches for my Mother.

This song means a lot to me, because my older brother is dying of AIDS. Watching my mother go through these tough times is very difficult, as I myself have a two year old son, and cannot imagine having to watch him die. I love your music Celine!

This song is so eloquent and priceless. This one will live forever. Thank you for sharing... I will buy this cd quickly. Sincerely, Elizabeth

This song is just so wonderful and so touching. Having Shania in the back ground makes it an even better song.

This song means so much to me because I love my mom tons! I wouldn't know what to do without her. Just recently my parents moved to Maryland and left my sister and I to finish school because I only have one more year left of high school, and I miss her so much. This song just brings out what my mother means to me. I LOVE MY MOM!