Terminal Case of Goodbye

You checked in at the airport
They were playing Fleetwood Mac
‘You can go your own way’
Used to be my favourite track
You went through the boarding gate
Last I saw of you was your back
The plane took off into the sky
I fell down in the terminal
With a terminal case of goodbye
CHORUS
Goodbye goodbye farewell so long
The weak are left behind by the strong
The strong live on and the weak they die
Of a terminal case of goodbyes

Where are my friends and lovers
Mum and dad, sisters and brothers
My wife my daughter and son
They left me at the terminal
With a terminal wave they were gone
Why am I here when they’ve moved on?
Can you give me an explanation
For all of this termination
CHORUS
Goodbye goodbye farewell so long
The weak are left behind by the strong
The strong live on and the weak they die
Of a terminal case of goodbyes

I’ve been living at the airport
Sleeping with the bags
Pushing a tray at the steel buffet
Smoking the butts of lost fags
There’s a hangar full of empty lies
A bus station of the cross
Down a highway of windscreen eyes
A lounge in transit, a limbo of loss.
Everyone’s just passing through
Since the day I said goodbye to you

I went to the clinic and asked my GP
Can you tell me what’s wrong with me?
Why does everyone leave?
Have I got some kind of disease?
She said “There’s not a thing to be done
Everything good comes to an end
You’re no different to everyone
Terminitus has got you son”
CHORUS
Goodbye goodbye farewell so long
The weak are left behind by the strong
The strong live on and the weak they die
Of a terminal case of goodbyes

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