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She Didn’t Say Goodbye

Jul 13 2008

I wrote Goodbye back in June 2004 on a lazy summer afternoon while I was on phone with my friend Meena. I think Nikhil originally came up with this tune back in January 2007 last year. Here is a version he recorded today. The intro melody begins with D minor (the saddest chord!), and walks from C, A# to A. Some of the lyrics were left out on purpose and slightly modified by Nikhil to match the music. Enjoy!

Here is the MP3 of the song.

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Words:

On a day so dark when the sky’s so low
I wonder deep if she’ll ever know
So here’s to a dream so high and dry
Will I ever know why she didn’t say goodbye

So bring me a glass of red wine
Let me sing to a love that was once mine
But words don’t come no matter how I try
And I’ll never know why she didn’t say goodbye

It’s been such a long time
Oh when she sang my love’s lost chime
But she went away like seasons in the sky
And the birds above lost all their rhymes
But times that I knew seem lost in time
And I’ll never know why she didn’t say goodbye.

Lyrics: Gautam Dhar, Meena | Music & Vocals: Nikhil Gupta

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  • Nik 13 July, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Its a wonderfully written song - Credits to Gautam and Meena

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  • Gautam 13 July, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    A song lies sleeping until good music gives it home and a voice presents it to people. Great work Nikhil Babua 😀

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  • anupam dhar 14 July, 2008 at 12:26 am

    First things first.
    Nikhil looks very smart.
    Much smarter than I saw him last.
    The lyrics and tune compliment each other with their beauty.
    The voice is the icing.
    Keep it up young boys.
    the future world is all yours!!

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  • rashmi 14 July, 2008 at 12:41 am

    beautifully composed 🙂

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  • Gautam 14 July, 2008 at 12:45 am

    Thanks Papa, Yes Nikhil is moving up in the world!. Thanks Rashmi 😀

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  • Justin 14 July, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    very nice guys! I always look forward to your new work... everytime I hear something I am always impressed. Great style...

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  • Gautam 14 July, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Mahalo Justin! This was a good tune by Nik. Hope you've been massaging your steel. I WILL BE BACK!

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  • Janki 14 July, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Good lyrics indeed...but have to say..the music is makes it far better....high pitch bahut hi acchi tarike se sambhala hai...great work all three of you....

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  • Gautam 14 July, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks Janki 🙂

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  • Nik 14 July, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Thanks to uncle, sk, janki, rashmi , justin , gautam and last but not the least me (lol) ... appreciate your feedback

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  • T A Ramesh 15 July, 2008 at 2:43 am

    Through Nature and sound we recognize the presence of God. Poem/song is God in literature, whose grandeur can be realized by voice and music. But song, voice and music are intricately entwined so much that the barriers between them cannot be drawn by any means!

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  • Saumya 15 July, 2008 at 10:15 am

    beautiful beautiful lyrics!....the guitar rendition complements them perfectly...... 🙂

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  • Gautam 15 July, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Thanks for the kind words TA. and thanks to li'l saumya 😛

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  • Teresa 23 July, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Gautam,
    Some time back Nikhil gave me your website.
    I was always impressed with his singing, rhythm of guitar and song writing. im so imspired by your work as well, keep it up!!
    Thanks for bringing light to the world one word at a time..
    ~warm smiles~
    Teresa from Ohio

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  • Gautam 10 August, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks Teresa!!

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