Goodbye for Now by Kathy Troccoli

What do you think?

by Andrea K. 
(Buffalo, NY)

I came upon this song on one of my Kathy Troccoli albums years ago and it was so touching to me. 


When my father died unexpectedly, I came upon the song again and the meaning and sentiment just hit me so profoundly. 

This song captured everything my mother was going through in losing my father. Even though life seemed impossible to live without him, we can look forward to the day that we’ll all be together again when our lives on Earth are over. Until that time, we say “Goodbye just for now”. 

Lyrics

I can’t believe that you’re really gone now
Seems like it’s all just a dream
How can it be that the world will go on
When something has died within me?

Leaves will turn, my heart will burn with colors of you
Snow will fall but I’ll recall your warmth
Summer wind breathing in your memory
I’ll miss you

But there will be a time when I’ll see your face
And I’ll hear your voice and there we will laugh again
And there will come a day when I’ll hold you close
No more tears to cry ’cause we’ll have forever
But I’ll say goodbye for now

I can’t imagine my life without you
You’ve held a place all your own
Just knowing you were beneath the same sky
Oh, what a joy I have known

On rainy days, in many ways, you’ll water my heart
On starry nights I’ll glimpse the light of your smile
Never far from my heart you’ll stay with me
So I’ll wait

‘Cause there will be a time when I’ll see your face
And I’ll hear your voice and there we will laugh again
And there will come a day when I’ll hold you close
No more tears to cry ’cause we’ll have forever
But I’ll say goodbye for now

But there will be a time when I’ll see that face
And I’ll hear your voice and there we will laugh again
And there will come a day when I’ll hold you close
No more tears to cry ’cause we’ll have forever
But I’ll say goodbye for now
But I’ll say goodbye for now

Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol Christian Music Group

Comments

Comfort 
by: Anonymous 

I played this song at my wife’s funeral at the very end to give hope and comfort to all those who were grieving. 
She was only 52 and I still replay it over and over every day to remind me of the love and memories I have of her.


 

Love This Song 
by: Anonymous 

There are 2 versions of this song that Kathy Troccoli does. One has a full orchestra and the other is a more mellow arrangement with just piano accompanyment. The piano version allows Kathy’s vocals to stand out more clearly so the words are easier to understand.

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