Song of the Day #3,454: ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ – Sam Smith

Continuing our march through the top of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, we arrive at #6 and Sam Smith’s heartbreak ballad ‘Too Good at Goodbyes.’

I haven’t liked a Sam Smith song yet, and this one isn’t an exception. Mostly it’s because I find his voice grating, which I know sounds funny coming from a guy who loves Bob Dylan, Rufus Wainwright and Morrissey. I also find his songs quite generic, which is where those guys have him beat.

On another note, let me take a moment to wish my parents a happy 52nd anniversary! Sorry I wound up with a breakup song rather than a love song today. 🙂

[Verse 1]
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

[Refrain]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
But 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

[Chorus]
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)

[Verse 2]
I know you’re thinkin’ I’m heartless
I know you’re thinkin’ I’m cold
I’m just protectin’ my innocence
I’m just protectin’ my soul

[Refrain]
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

[Pre-Chorus]
But 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

[Chorus]
I’m way to good at goodbyes
(I’m way to 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)

[Bridge]
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)
Ahhh
(I’m way too good at goodbyes)

[Outro]
‘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

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,454: ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ – Sam Smith

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    My disdain for Sam Smith’s voice is well known in my family. I am drawn to voices with character, grit and edginess. Smith is the antithesis of that.

  2. Peg Clifton says:

    Thank you for the Anniversary wishes ❤️

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