Too Good At Goodbyes - Sam Smith




The Experience: I'm never gonna let you close to me even though you mean the most to me, 'cause every time I open up, it hurts... When you're too broken to love...


Music video: Couples, both hero- and homosexual (Sam Smith identifies as gay), embrace without connecting and break up. And one man stands shirtless on the edge of a bridge, about to jump. The music video ends before he does, but he adds a despairing note: the heart that can't love anymore is always just one step away from the brink.

The Meaning of Too Good At Goodbyes: Some people have been hurt over and over - 'cause every time I open up, it hurts. It can get so bad that they never trust again, always afraid the hurt will get deeper - I'm never gonna get too close to you even when I mean the most to you in case you go and leave me in the dirt. That person, heart broken and shriveled, is the one who's too good at goodbyes. The human heart can only take so much before it breaks.

Ask yourself: How do you love someone who's too scared to love? How do you avoid hurting them more through your mistakes and glitches?

Album: - (2017)

LYRICS:

You must think that I'm stupid
You must think that I'm a fool
You must think that I'm new to this
But I have seen this all before

I'm never gonna let you close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
'Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I'm never gonna get too close to you
Even when I mean the most to you
In case you go and leave me in the dirt

Every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don't stand a chance, it's sad but it's true

I'm way too good at goodbyes
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)
I'm way too good at goodbyes
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)

I know you're thinking I'm heartless
I know you're thinking I'm cold
I'm just protecting my innocence
I'm just protecting my soul

I'm never gonna let you close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
'Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I'm never gonna get too close to you
Even when I mean the most to you
In case you go and leave me in the dirt

Every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don't stand a chance, it's sad but it's true

I'm way too good at goodbyes
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)
I'm way too good at goodbyes
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)
No way that you'll see me cry
(No way that you'll see me cry)

I'm way too good at goodbyes
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)
No
No, no, no, no, no
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)
No, no, no, no
No, no, no
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)
(No way that you'll see me cry)
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)

'Cause every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don't stand a chance, it's sad but it's true
I'm way too good at goodbyes


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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