Leaving Someone When You Love Someone is the Hardest Thing To Do


One of the most painful goodbye/breakup songs that I have heard is I Love You, Goodbye by Celine Dion. This song was from her 1992 self-titled English album and was written by prolific American songwriter Diane Warren. It was released as a promo single in the Philippines in 1992 with “I Feel Too Much” as a b-side taken from Unison album. 

I am happy that Jim chose this prompt for this week based on my previous Song Lyric Sunday entry.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find its official video, so here’s the “official audio” instead:

I Love You, Goodbye

Wish I could be the one
The one who could give you love
The kind of love you really need
Wish I could say to you
That I’ll always stay with you

But baby that’s not me
You need someone willing to give their heart and soul to you
Promise you forever, baby that’s something I can’t do
Oh I could say that I’ll be all you need
But that would be a lie
I know I’d only hurt you
I know I’d only make you cry

I’m not the one you’re needin’

I love you, goodbye

I hope someday you can
Find some way to understand
I’m only doing this for you

I don’t really wanna go
But deep in my heart I know this is the kindest thing to do
You’ll find someone who’ll be the one that I could never be
Who’ll give you something better
Than the love you’ll find with me
Oh, I could say that I’ll be all you need
But that would be a crime

I know I’d only hurt you
I know I’d only make you cry

I’m not the one you’re needin’
I love you, goodbye

Leaving someone when you love someone
Is the hardest thing to do
When you love someone as much as I love you

Oh, I don’t wanna leave you
Baby it tears me up inside
But I’ll never be the one you’re needing
I love you, goodbye

Baby, it’s never gonna work out
I love you, goodbye


And by the way,

I am including Nina’s version of the song.

Nina is a Filipino singer who did a cover of this song (since I Love You Goodbye became really popular in the Philippines). This became part of her Nina, LIVE! album.

11 thoughts on “Leaving Someone When You Love Someone is the Hardest Thing To Do

  1. My choice this week was also written by Diane Warren. I guess she must have had a lot of heartbreak in her life 😅 It’s a beautiful song, in both versions.

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    1. I am wondering about the same. I like her so much and like you, I am one of those who bought her CDs back in the day… She’s also sooper kinis! Somehow kinda looks like Dr. Belo as well…

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