True, this is kind of a sad song but if you listen closely you find that it ends on an "upper." The sentence to remember is "And I thanked the Lord that I was still alive." Life is good overall, and it has meaning, but there are obviously some poignant moments. When my wife passed away and, as it were, let go of my hand, it shook me pretty good. Copyright © Woody Splawn 2013 Copyright Office Request 1-948779211. Lyrics follow: Seems like someone's always telling me goodbye, It's as if the world were out to make me cry. I don't know what I've done to make you be, So angry with me, Seems like someone's always telling me goodbye, When my brother then my mother passed away, I determined it was best that I not stay. So I turned my back on all I once called home, And I headed east to do my time alone. But I also took the time to smell the roses, And I contemplated all the starry skies. And I sometimes wished that life could just be over, And I thanked the Lord that I was still alive. When the girl I loved just let go of my hand, It was all that I could do to understand. Would to God that I might know the reason why, Seems like someone's always telling me goodbye.