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Old 07-17-2013, 09:22 PM   #21
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And who can forget a goodbye song, Weird Al Yankovic style:

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Old 07-18-2013, 08:43 AM   #22
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And who can forget a goodbye song, Weird Al Yankovic style:

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:02 PM   #23
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My personal favorite...

''I don't wanna work... I just wanna bang on the drum all day...''

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:34 PM   #24
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"Rearviewmirror" by Pearl Jam is one of my favorite songs, period. Great breakup song, but could also very much apply to leaving a workplace after a 20-year beat-down!!

I took a drive today
Time to emancipate
I guess it was the beatings,
made me wise
But I'm not about to give thanks
or apologize

I couldn't breathe,
holdin' me down
Hand on my face,
pushed to the ground
Enmity gaged,
united by fear
Forced to endure
what I could not forgive

I seem to look away
Wounds in the mirror waned
It wasn't my surface
Most defiled
Head at your feet,
fool to your crown
Fist on my plate,
swallowed it down

Enmity gaged,
united by fear
Tried to endure
what I could not forgive

Saw things,
saw things
Saw things,
saw things
Clearer, clearer
Once you, were in my rear view mirror

I gather speed
from you f***ing with me
Once and for all,
I'm far away
I hardly believe,
finally the shades
Are raised, hey

Saw things so much clearer
Once you, once you (Rear view mirror)
Saw things so much clearer
Once you, once you (Rear view mirror)
Saw things so much clearer
Once you, once you (Rear view mirror)
Saw things so much clearer Once you Oh yeah


So... maybe not a great song for an amicable farewell, but I still love it! Stick it to the man!! ;-)
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:51 PM   #25
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Queensryche wrote a good one on their latest album. They seem a tad unhappy with their former vocalist.

Queensr˙che - Where Dreams Go To Die (Album Track) - YouTube
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:18 PM   #26
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For break up songs, it's hard to beat Cee lo Green's "Forget You". Especially the uncensored version, where the first word isn't "forget", but starts with the same letter.
New Lyrics for Cee Lo-

Well I vested in my pension
and I cleaned out my desk,
and I'm like-
Forget you-ooooo.........
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:01 PM   #27
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I can't believe Positively Fourth Street by Dylan has not been mentioned.......
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:25 AM   #28
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"Right Now" by Van Halen

Don't wanna wait til tomorrow,
Why put it off another day?
One more walk through problems,
Built up, and stand in our way ,ah
One step ahead, one step behind me
Now you gotta run to get even
Make future plans, don't dream about yesterday, hey
C'mon turn, turn this thing around
Right now, hey
It's your tomorrow
Right now,
C'mon,it's everything
Right now,
Catch a magic moment, do it
Right here and now
It means everything
Miss the beat, you lose the rhythm,
And nothing falls into place, no
Only missed by a fraction,
Slipped a little off your pace, oh,
The more things you get, the more you want,
Just trade in one for the other,
Workin so hard, to make it easier, whoa,
Got to turn, c'mon turn this thing around
Right now, hey
It's your tomorrow
Right now,
C'mon, it's everything
Right now,
Catch that magic moment, do it
Right here and now
It means everything
It's enlightened me, right now
What are you waitin for
Oh, yeah, right now
(solo)
Right now, hey
It's your tomorrow
Right now,
C'mon, it's everything
Right now,
Catch that magic moment, and do it right,
Right now
Right now, oh, right now
It's what's happening?
Right here and now
Right now
It's right now
Oh,
Tell me, what are you waiting for
Turn this thing around
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:32 AM   #29
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The classic (can't figure out how to ditch the ad but worth the wait, 31M hits!):

+1. Very stirring song!
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #30
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Another one, although a bit old for this generation ER's

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Old 08-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #31
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #32
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In another life I traveled continuously with a very smart fellow doing automation projects from H**L. The sort of thing that no one else would touch, albeit for a lot of money. Which was the point. Once the gig was over or we were thrown off the job, which ever came first, my friend would stand up at the final meeting and sing "Happy Trails To You" as we walked out.

Yes we were nuts.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #34
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Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love

Jack Scott: Goodbye, Baby Bye Bye

(both really great songs way back when)
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Richard Thompson's

Walking The Long Miles Home





"Oh the last bus has gone
Or maybe I'm wrong
It just doesn't exist
And the words that flew
Between me and you
I must be crossed off your list
So I'm walking the long miles home
I don't mind losing you
In fact I feel better each step of the way
In the dark I rehearse all the right things to say
I'll be home, I'll be sober by break of day
Walking the long miles home

Not a soul is around
As I put more ground
Between me and you
And the whole town's asleep
Or maybe they're deep in the old "voulez vous"
So I'm walking the long miles home
And I don't mind losing you
Got the moon there for company each step of the way
And the rhythm in my shoes keep the blues all away
When you ride Shanks's Pony you don't have to pay
Walking the long miles home

Oh the party was grand
But I hadn't quite planned on staying so long
And while you accused me
The hours confused me and my friends had all gone
So I'm walking the long miles home
And I don't mind losing you
Ah there's nobody out but the cop on the beat
He's snoring so loud I don't hear my feet
I just laugh to myself and move off down the street
Walking the long miles home
I'm walking the long miles home
Oh walking the long miles home"
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:14 AM   #36
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