Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Long Goodbye 

There's a long goodbye
And it happens every day
When some passerby
Invites your eye
To come her way;
Even as you smile a quick hello,
You've let her go,
You've let the moment fly;
Too late you turn your head,
You know you've said --

The long goodbye.
Can you recognize the theme?
On another street
Two people meet
As in a dream.
Running for a plane
Through the rain,
If the heart is quicker than the eye --
They could be lovers
Until they die.

It's too late to try
When a missed hello
Becomes a long goodbye.

(© 1973 Johnny Mercer/Johnny Williams. All rights reserved.)

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