Chicago – “If This Is Goodbye” [Official Lyric Video]



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“If This Is Goodbye” Lyrics
I know, just a bunch of crazy kids, look at all the things we did, never thought it would end like this
Wake up, playing in the high school band
never really had a plan
Made it to the promised land
So here’s a toast
to me and you and every single show
Cheers a toast
to living fast but always dancing slow
Here’s a toast, to saying yes whenever I said no

Chorus:
If this is goodbye
let’s take one more shot for the memories
life’s too short to be enemies
And if this ends tonight
you can save your tears for the other guys
I’ll see you in another life

I know, every story has to end
We may never comprehend
what a crazy ride it’s been
Oh no, I know we may never be best friends
but for a couple hours we can
for a couple hours pretend
So here’s a toast
to me and you and every single show
Cheers a toast
to living fast bust always dancing slow
Here’s a toast, to saying yes whenever I said no

(Chorus)
Goodbye, and maybe if the stars align
I’ll see you in another life
You’re missing all the tears we’ll cry
We have one more night so

(Chorus x 2)
Goodbye, and maybe if the stars align
I’ll see you in another life
You’re missing all the tears we’ll cry
we have one more night, goodbye

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38 comments

  1. The baton is officially passed. I have been hopefully awaiting the Band's return to its roots for several decades. Clearly that is not happening.

    I so sorely miss the era of Chicago the blues rock rhythm band supported by crisp, edgy horns. Now, it is a blended, mellow horn band supported by a background rhythm section.

    The absence of Kath and Seraphine transformed Chicago. So be it. Clearly many like the band as is. My best to them. My opinion is merely my opinion. Credit to Chicago for its phased evolution in remaining relevant.

    I do not criticize the metamorphosis, as i am not in a position to do so. Creative people age, and their motivations and creativities evolve. If Bobby and Jimmy are in a good place, they have merited it.

    I will not lay unjust cause on individuals for changes I will only thank "the seven" for the music that so struck and affected me in a positive manner.
    Ciao, CTA

  2. I saw them in concert recently and I think this was my favorite part of their set. It was done with such heart and soul that it was impossible not to become emotional listening to it.

  3. Nice sound! I have to admit that I am a hardcore Terry Kath fan (saw him 8 times) and sort of dropped out when he left the world to soon. You guys hung in there and congratulations on the cd which I'll be getting soon.

  4. This song So makes me wish we could see a collaboration from past members some day The Peter Terry early years can't be beat the. The 80s 90s 00s Jason and Bill years are top of tops!!! This new stuff is alright but to me it's just not the same there's like 3 songs on this album I like alot but it just is missing that special Chicago sound and feel!
    Bit I'd of loved to of had Peter guest on one song! Maybe Jason and Bill!

  5. Wow! "IF" this is REALLY goodbye, what's next! Chicago, You're been an Inspiration in my life, ooh, you've made me a Happy Man! Here's a toast to one of your BEST songs/ALBUMS, in my humble opinion (of course, less Peter Cetera)~! Keep the ride going, for this is NOT goodbye, just hello!

  6. Good song but sounds like an epitaph. Take a lesson from "Take Me Back" released on Chicago XI. Right after that Terry Kath died and the song became prophetic. Still, great job.

  7. Not any stranger than Maroon 5, Queen, ELO, Train or many other pop songs that grew on us over the years. Maroon 5, pretty much did the same with their remake of Canon in D right down to the rhythm that Chicago used. Who knows it might be a tribute to Walt. One thing is clear, it's definitely not a tribute to Bill Champlin who's picture is not shown in the official video. Poor taste for somebody that played in the band for 25 years and brought the band back from the ruins after Terry's death… 🙂

  8. Well, it's a GREAT song don't get me wrong but its a bit similar to Panic at the Disco's "High Hopes" Just listen, the chord progression is almost the same but hey nobody pays attention to Chicago anymore but us diehard fans so I doubt anybody will care.

  9. Is it just me or does this Chicago song sound very similar to some of Panic at the Disco’s music?!
    I’m sure Brendon Urie got inspiration from this band, as well he sampled Chicago for the song Hallelujah. Maybe Chicago got inspiration from his music for this track.

  10. THIS. IS. GORGEOUS! I had to preorder the album. Fantastic song. The vocals, the styling, and the instrumental licks, it's all so beautifully done. So impressed. Thanks to Chicago for putting out something so wonderful. How old are these guys?!?!

  11. I grew up listening to Chicago love their songs so much .Peter Cetera was good and so did Jason Scheff. I hope they have a concert that features all of the members old and new.

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