Friday, May 25, 2007

Farewell

Goodbye to you my trusted friend,
We've known each other since we're nine or ten,
Together we've climbed hills and trees,
Learned of love and abc's,
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees.

Goodbye my friend it's hard to die,
When all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now the spring is in the air,
Pretty girls are everywhere,
Think of me and I'll be there.


We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun,
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.

Goodbye papa please pray for me,
I was the black sheep of the family,
You tried to teach me right from wrong,
Too much wine and too much song,
Wonder how I got along.

Goodbye papa it's hard to die,
When all the birds are singing in the sky,
Now the spring is in the air,
Little children everywhere,
When you see them I'll be there.

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.

Goodbye Michelle my little one,
You gave me love and helped me find the sun.
And every time that I was down,
You would always come around,
And get my feet back on the ground.

Goodbye Michelle, it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now the spring is in the air
With the flowers everywhere
I wish that we could both be there.

We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun,
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.

Goodbye papa please pray for me
I was the black sheep of the family
You tried to teach me right from wrong
Too much wine and too much song
Wonder how I got along.

Goodbye papa it's hard to die
When all the birds are singing in the sky
Now the spring is in the air
Little children everywhere
When you see them I'll be there.

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun
But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time.



song written originally by Jacques Brel
rewritten by Rod McKuen

5 comments:

Melissia said...

Love ya honey!

Stephanie said...

Love you, too.
xxoo
we done cryin', yet?

Lerend Zonder School said...

My heart goes out to you guys!

Love,
Julie

Aubrey said...

I'm bawling oer here. So sorry. What a beautiful memorial.

Big hugs to you,

Aubrey

Teri said...

Oh Steph, I am so sorry. What a sweet baby :) We are thinking of you guys, Love,
Teri