Courtney, Barns - Goodbye John Smith Lyrics




Hold your head up high
Were you born too old and are afraid to die
'Cause the light is fading out of your eyes
I'll give it all, I'll give it all

Come on feet don't fail me now
'Cause I fall too hard if I hit the ground
And these worn out souls are all broken now
I'll give it all, I'll give it all

Ooh
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
That I'm falling apart
Ooh
If I don't see you ever again, oh
Where do I start

So come along
So come along
So come along

Barrel deep into the night
'Til you leave the center of the show behind
And the great white peaks of new islands rise
You'll see it all, you'll see it all

And all these memories come to pass
In a 1965 photograph
And I'll never know how you made me laugh
I'll tell them all, I'll tell them all

Ooh
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
That I'm falling apart
Ooh
If I don't see you ever again, oh
Where do I start

Hey, come on stay

Ooh
I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
That I'm falling apart
Ooh
If I don't see you ever again, oh
Where do I start





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Courtney, Barns Goodbye John Smith Comments
  1. Moisés da Silva Limas

    Who's John Smith?

  2. Lilia García

    Awesomeeee!!!! This song makes me cry😢 Is my favorite one. I would like it yo be played at my funeral😪

  3. Noodle God

    This is different compared to his other music that I’ve listened to but goddamn, am I obsessed with this song
    Puts me in whole other world in my head

  4. Sarah

    Thats the most goodbyest music of all the goodbye musics

  5. Candy Store

    I just fell in love with this album!

  6. Anna Vajda

    The piano sounds a bit like that song Stay by Rihanna but I like the lyrics.

  7. Lune Bbb

    J'adore vraiment sa voix 😍

  8. tonys

    Rosy Abate

  9. Samuel Fulkerson

    I don’t even know who that guy is and this is making me sad

  10. M.O.T.U Frenenmute

    So beautiful...

  11. Vijay soni

    What does this means? .."You were born to late and afraid to die"

  12. Aneida Dietzman

    I hope I'm not the only one crying

  13. Gremlinton

    if this isn't in the last of us 2 i'm gonna be very disappointed

  14. neighborhood_swatch

    This is so fucking perfect

  15. Andrew Gibson

    I love this song so much. Every time I listen to it, it reminds me of my grandpa that passed away two years ago. Which is ironic because he wrote this song about his grandfather. I wish this song would get out more, it is simply amazing.

  16. Ivan Bender

    vamos por le 1000000

  17. Kieran Roberts

    I don't even have words to describe it...

  18. Nautical Ninja

    john smith didn’t die if you’re talking about that one kid

  19. Жаухара Близнюк

    God blessed you, dear boy! Thank you!

  20. John Doe

    Damn i miss her

  21. Hoi Hoi

    I just cried so hard

  22. Husky and wolfdog

    So beautiful 😍

  23. Karla Valdez

    It's been a while since I love a musician. I'm in love with your voice and music, I'm so glad that I found you.

  24. 80s Lady

    *Are you feeling it in 2019?*
    *All these memories come to pass, in a (add year) photograph. And you'll never know how you made me laugh.*

  25. Alyssa Ralston

    Found his music a little over a year ago, seen him live and walked down the aisle to one of his songs! Love his sound so much (also, his pandora ad is adorable)

  26. Austin Szuda

    I heard this for a halo video

    Average lad

    Same. It's how I got here.
    Honestly this is a great song.

  27. Kathee Saylor

    Absolutely LOVE his work, this is an amazing old soul.

  28. sixlegsnoarms

    Well I guess I'm crying now

  29. me AND more

    🤔🤔😌

  30. tapas mohanty

    Listening to barns like waking up

  31. 109367

    Beginning almost sounds like Let It Be, love this one

  32. Maulik Shah

    If you closed your eyes and I told you this was The National, you'd believe it.

  33. ジョシュアアリベリト

    Awesome voice!!

  34. Tatortots

    Geekster chief thank you!

    Michael Pasuit

    Tatortots lol also watched it which made me want to find this song

  35. Raven Grey

    Beautiful song. Beautiful voice

  36. sahimidiyoneferim

    I love this guy so much to make my friends to listen to his all songs!

  37. midd j

    Love your voice heard glitter n gold on a netflix show (safe )n looked u up on u tube you are a major talent hope u become huge cos u are just great good luck xxxxxx

  38. Not Anymore

    [Verse 1]
    Hold your head up high
    You were born too old and are afraid to die
    'Cause the light is fading out of your eyes
    I'll give it all, I'll give it all

    Come on feet don't fail me now
    'Cause I'll fall too hard if I hit the ground
    And these worn out souls are all broken now
    I'll give it all, I'll give it all

    [Chorus]
    Mmmm
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Mmmm
    If I don't ever see you again, oh
    Where do I start

    So come along
    So come along
    So come along

    [Verse 2]
    Battle deep into the night
    'Til you leave the center, the shore behind
    And the great white peaks of new islands rise
    You'll see it all, you'll see it all

    And all these memories come to pass
    In a 1965 photograph
    And I'll never know how you made me laugh
    I'll tell them all, I'll tell them all

    [Chorus]
    Mmmm
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Mmmm
    If I don't see you ever again, oh
    Where do I start

    Hey
    Hey
    Hey
    Hey, come on stay

    [Chorus]
    Ooh
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Ooh
    If I don't see you ever again
    Oh where do i start.

  39. BHunterBMW335iS

    Johnny Cash would be proud

  40. Jenny Barker

    love,love,love he is so damn hot sexy and his voice,his music is fantastic!!!!!!

  41. Brian Remmerde

    I'm 57 and this kid is awesome! I haven't heard a song he sings that I didn't like!

  42. Marie

    I just sat here after it ended and felt things. thank you.

  43. Ginger Macqueen

    I just discovered your music while watching SAFE. I can't stop playing it. Haunting, beautiful, addictive.

  44. Kathleen Andrews

    I'm almost 60 (where did the time go - lol). Love Barns' music.

  45. Fink Gaming

    I LOVE THIS SONG

  46. wj kb

    Verse 1]
    Hold your head up high
    You were born too old and are afraid to die
    'Cause the light is fading out of your eyes
    I'll give it all, I'll give it all

    Come on feet don't fail me now
    'Cause I'll fall too hard if I hit the ground
    And these worn out souls are all broken now
    I'll give it all, I'll give it all

    [Chorus]
    Mmmm
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Mmmm
    If I don't ever see you again, oh
    Where do I start

    I'll miss it all
    I'll miss it all
    I'll miss it all

    [Verse 2]
    Battle deep into the night
    'Til you leave the center, the shore behind
    And the great white peaks of new islands rise
    You'll see it all, you'll see it all

    And all these memories come to pass
    In a 1965 photograph
    And I'll never know how you made me laugh
    I'll tell them all, I'll tell them all

    [Chorus]
    Mmmm
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Mmmm
    If I don't see you ever again, oh
    Where do I start

    Hey
    Hey
    Hey
    Hey, come on stay

    [Chorus]
    Ooh
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Ooh
    If I don't see you ever again
    I'll be lost in the dark

  47. charles gaines

    is he dieing

  48. Ernad Šehić

    [Verse 1]
    Hold your head up high
    You were born too old and are afraid to die
    'Cause the light is fading out of your eyes
    I'll give it all, I'll give it all

    Come on feet don't fail me now
    'Cause I'll fall too hard if I hit the ground
    And these worn out souls are all broken now
    I'll give it all, I'll give it all

    [Chorus]
    Mmmm
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Mmmm
    If I don't ever see you again, oh
    Where do I start

    So come along
    So come along
    So come along

    [Verse 2]
    Battle deep into the night
    'Til you leave the center, the shore behind
    And the great white peaks of new islands rise
    You'll see it all, you'll see it all

    And all these memories come to pass
    In a 1965 photograph
    And I'll never know how you made me laugh
    I'll tell them all, I'll tell them all

    [Chorus]
    Mmmm
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Mmmm
    If I don't see you ever again, oh
    Where do I start

    Hey
    Hey
    Hey
    Hey, come on stay

    [Chorus]
    Ooh
    I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid
    That I'm falling apart
    Ooh
    If I don't see you ever again
    Oh where do i start.

    Cringey Name

    I'm gonna read this and pretend I dont know every lyric of his

  49. Andrew Hoover

    I'm nOt cryINg *yoUrE CRyiNg*

  50. Barry Allen

    This is so beautiful. Made my heart hurt.

  51. GoldScythe 7

    who john smith?

    inportcup

    his grandfather

  52. Savannah Rae

    Ahhh! Dude, I friggin love your voice! It’s like insanely perfect!!!

  53. george32323

    This was played at the end of a nat geo series called chain of command. Very fitting.

  54. Remus Lupine

    To date this is the saddest and most beautiful song I’ve heard

  55. Branislav Pajtić

    its very good i realy like it

  56. Honestly

    Anyone getting a Johnny Cash vibe from this?

  57. Level breaker

    This song immediately brought me to tears because my brother left a year ago

  58. Goldenfishy traveller

    Good song when your spirit is so worn out at the end of the day that you can't muster up the will to fake a smile when you try to think of something good. We all need those times to feel hopeless or broken. It shows us how much sweeter the good times are. I'm having a tough time now but I know it'll pass. I may be afraid of falling apart without being able to put myself back together but I know it will pass

  59. Be the Wolf

    Dude, u are special. Love this song.

  60. John Parker

    everything just kind of stopped... my soul went quiet to listen to this song

  61. xsasukex

    This speaks to me everyday. Everyday is such a struggle to just be alive.

  62. Dylan Stoltzfus

    Listened to this after choking like crazy at my regional cross country meet. Cried like a little baby.

  63. xsasukex

    Okay this is so weird because this was definitely not on youtube for like a week! Or am I going crazy?

  64. Ella Marelle

    This isn't available for me on Spotify. I don't know why

  65. Melda Kavak

    I was wondering...
    Why 106 people disliked this?

    Joe Iken

    It's a good song but some of the singing was a little crackly. I liked it though.

    Kieran Roberts

    106 people don't like good music.

  66. Duarte Nunes

    CD/LP?!

  67. BRENT BATHEMESS

    Saw him live last night .fantastic !! perfect venue ! a must see

  68. KAMRAN NOORZAI

    I LOVE THAT REPLAY BUTTON ❤

  69. Philippe Jeoffre

    Juste ceci : Merci !!.. Merci !!.. Merci !!

  70. Lani Yelich

    I love u BARNS !!

  71. Jessie Rose

    Going to see him in Portland OR in two weeks!

  72. SpookysDarling

    this is the most beautiful thing I've heard in a long time.

  73. HJ Neel

    god this song is amazing

  74. Richard Straughan

    wow! I absolutely love and can't get enough of Barns Courtney and Kaleo!!! You guys are FABULOUS!!! Keep up the heart n raw soul you put into your musical can hear it. It keeps me listening. I stumbled across both by accident. So the trend continues; all the things in my life that I love the most come to me quite by accident or no planning on my part.

  75. Allanah Ancot

    Please put this on spotify 🙏🙏

  76. Sara Lynn Novak

    Good lord, the man's voice is pure velvet

  77. Dilara Esengil

    hes absolutely awesome.

    Arif Aydın

    Dilara Esengil sonunda türk buldum :)

  78. Windstroller

    This song just disappeared from spotify. It is one of my top two songs of all time, so sad to see it go.

  79. Lorem Ipsum

    I love all of his songs. This bloke is gold.

  80. MatteWhite

    Loved your shit for a while now, loving this, it's nice to see you trying different topics and more emotional themes.

  81. John Smith

    Honestly he sounds just like an older Johnny Cash in the beginning... gave me some serious nostalgia

    Anna Vajda

    Nostalgia did you grow up with Johnny Cash? Are you using that word correctly?

  82. Anthony Cabral

    This guy is absolutely great! He keeps it real! I wonder if he's a Christian. Im thinking he probably is. Or, needs to be. He's very powerful, and has the ability to reach so many people.

  83. Colonel Jester

    This man needs way more fans

  84. Maria

    Your music is awesome

  85. Leeta Alexander

    I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOU PLAY/SING WITH BRITTNEY OF ALABAMA SHAKES, I THINK YOU TWO YOU MAKE A FINE DUO - AT SOME POINT - :D

  86. Riley Parkerr

    My bestfriend friend/ crush is leaving my school and this HURTS to listen to

    Light

    issa's twenty one crybabies ya 😢 even though i dont have one ... but it feels though

    Riley Parkerr

    Extreme Gamer yess😭

    Light

    issa's twenty one crybabies dw bro :) have faith and wait.... you can achieve 😏 and happy Valentine's Day!

    husky 123419 r6 favorite game

    I know how you feel I have had to move then my girl friend had to Leve me to go back to TX and it hurts...but it helps me in a way

    husky 123419 r6 favorite game

    The music

  87. Daniel Macoveiciuc

    What the hell, why did this suddenly disappear from Spotify?!

  88. Jordan Spencer

    this sound like a song from red Dead redemption

  89. john thomson

    lovely song if you are a lisstener ???

  90. Okajevo Onome

    Heard this on the tv show pure genius and I had to find it.. it wasn't easy... totally in love with this.

    Lindsey Wigand

    Okajevo Onome I couldn't place where I knew this song from, thanks!

    Okajevo Onome

    Lindsey Wigand totally awesome song

    Sartsku

    What show did you hear it on?

  91. Shane Gooseman

    This guy is going to be huge!

    bones

    I was saying that when he was still at 2k subs.

  92. Kalu

    Reminds me of Stay and Jealous but voice giving me Cash. Crazy and genius!

  93. Marco Polo

    great song to go to sleep to

  94. Richer p Sickert.

    new African fan here buddy.

  95. Matthew Price

    Saw him live at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN. Great performer. Full of energy. Songs are good too.

  96. MrBlazeAc

    this guy remembers me a lot of johnny cash which is good!

  97. Elizabeth Erikson

    how do I download this song? I love it but looks like only Fire is on the site? I checked spotify and ITunes.... would love to buy this one!

  98. Cory Harris

    you sure this isn't johnny cash reborn.