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About the song

John Denver’s “Goodbye Again”, a folksy ballad that tugs at the heartstrings with its melancholic melody and relatable lyrics. Denver, a cornerstone of the American folk revival movement in the 70s, was known for his optimistic anthems about nature and love. But “Goodbye Again” deviates slightly, venturing into the bittersweet territory of goodbyes and the strains of long-distance relationships.

Released in 1972 on his iconic album Rocky Mountain High, the song paints a picture of a love tested by separation. The opening lines, “Again I’m sorry to be saying you goodbye again,” establish a sense of weary resignation.

It’s not the first farewell, and it likely won’t be the last. Denver’s signature warm vocals deliver the apology with a gentle sincerity, hinting at a deeper conflict simmering beneath the surface.

The folksy arrangement, featuring acoustic guitars and a light percussion, reinforces the introspective mood. The melody itself is deceptively simple, a series of descending chords that evoke a sense of loss and longing.

Yet, there’s a subtle resilience woven into the music. The chorus, with its repeated line, “You could tell me why do we fight when I have to go,” hints at a deeper issue causing the frequent separations. Perhaps it’s the nature of Denver’s work, the constant travel that keeps him away from his love.

“Goodbye Again” doesn’t delve into specifics. The beauty of the song lies in its universality. Anyone who has experienced the heartache of distance, the frustration of unresolved arguments, can find solace in Denver’s poignant lyrics. It’s a song that lingers long after the last note fades, a quiet contemplation on the complexities of love and the sacrifices it sometimes demands.

While Denver’s repertoire is filled with foot-stomping singalongs that celebrate the beauty of the open road, “Goodbye Again” serves as a poignant reminder that even the most idyllic journeys come with a price. It’s a testament to Denver’s artistry that he could capture such a relatable human experience with such tenderness and grace.

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