Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

So Long

Knowing When to Go

SO LONG

I’d like to go on singing

But I know I have to go

We’ve gone through ev’ry song I know

You’ve held the harmony                             

I know it’s time,                                            

I know it’s time to go,                                  

Thank you for the laughter,                         

And the tears you shed on me.                     

 

Instrumental                                                  

                                                                       

 

I won’t forget the moments                         

We’ve been through                                     

'Cause memories warm the edges

Of tomorrow’s chill

But we can’t stay here forever,

No, we can’t stay standing still

Good feelings come too seldom,

And they always come too few,

 

I know I’m better off

When I linger here with you

But don’t you see our ice melts more

With every passing song?

And I don’t want to say that if

We stay we’ll fall right through,

So I’ll thank you once again

And then I’ll say “So long”,

So long, ... so long

 

 

 

 

Written by Peter Alsop, ©1980, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Uniforms & Songs On Loss and Griefwww.peteralsop.com

 

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