How Can I Help You Say Goodbye by Patty Loveless

What do you think?

by Jamie 
(Columbus, Ohio)

It's been years since my mother's funeral and I still cry every time I hear this song. My grandmother passed just yesterday and I was searching for the perfect doing to play. Again, this is it. 

Lyrics

Through the back window of our '59 wagon
I watched my best friend Jamie slipping further away
I kept on waving till I couldn't see her
And through my tears I asked again why we couldn't stay
Mama whispered softly time will ease your pain
Life's about changing nothing ever stays the same
And she said how can I help you to say goodbye it's okay to hurt and it's okay to cry
Come let me hold you and I will try how can I help you to say goodbye
 
 
I sat on our bed he packed his suitcase I held a picture of our wedding day
His hands were trembling we both were crying
He kissed me gently and then he quickly walked away
I called up mama and she said time will ease your pain
Life's about changing nothing ever stays the same
She said how can I help you...
Sitting with mama alone in her bedroom
She opened her eyes and then squeezed my hand
She said I have to go now my time here is over
And with her final words she tried to help me understand
Mama whispered softly...
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Songwriters: Burton Collins / Karen Taylor-Good
How Can I Help You Say Goodbye lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Carol Vincent & Assoc LLC

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