Rock Ballad of The Week: Night Ranger “Goodbye”

As the sun hides his head
For another night’s rest
And the wind sings
His same old song
And you on the edge
Never close, never far
Always there when I needed a friend

Yet it’s hard living life
On this memory-go-round
Always up, always down
Spinning ’round and ’round and ’round

And all this could be
Just a dream so it seems
I was never much good at goodbye

There once was a time
Never far from my mind
On the beach, on the 4th of July
I remember the sand
How you held out your hand
And we touched for what seemed a lifetime

Now it’s hard
Leaving all this behind me now
Like a schoolboy so lost
Never found until now

And all this could be
Just a dream so it seems
I was never much good at goodbye

Yet it’s hard
Living life on this memory-go-round
Always up, always down
Turning ’round and ’round and ’round

And all this could be
Just a dream so it seems
I was never much good at goodbye

And all this could be
Just a dream so it seems
I was never much good at goodbye

Goodbye

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Songwriters EARLE, STEVE

Goodbye” is a power ballad by the American hard rock band Night Ranger. It was released on November 9, 1985, as the third and last single from their album Seven Wishes. It was written by guitarist Jeff Watson and singer Jack Blades.

Reaching No. 17, the song is the last U.S. top 20 hit for the band to date. The music video for “Goodbye” was good rotation on MTV at end of that year.

Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco that gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles. The band’s first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and have sold 17 million albums total. The quintet is perhaps best known for the power balladSister Christian“, which peaked at No. 5 in June 1984.

After their success waned in the late 1980s, the band split up in 1989 and its members pursued other musical endeavours including group and solo efforts. Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy teamed up with bassist Gary Moon and released an album without the other original band members in 1995, but the band soon re-united to release two new albums in the latter half of the decade. Despite the departure of original keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald and guitarist Jeff Watson, the band has continued to tour and remains very popular in Asian countries, particularly Japan

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Rock Ballad of The Week: Night Ranger “Goodbye”

  1. You mean they had a song besides Sister Christian? Ha, ha! Just kidding! I was actually a fan for a while and liked several of their songs. I’m not familiar with this one though.

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