Flack, Roberta - Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye Lyrics




I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm,
Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm,
Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new,
In city and in forest they smiled like me and you,
But now it's come to distances and both of us must try,
Your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.

I'm not looking for another as I wander in my time,
Walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme
You know my love goes with you as your love stays with me,
It's just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea,
But let's not talk of love or chains and things we can't untie,
Your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.

I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm,
Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm,
Yes many loved before us, I know that we are not new,
In city and in forest they smiled like me and you,
But let's not talk of love or chains and things we can't untie,
Your eyes are soft with sorrow,
Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.





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  1. Stephen Kiolbassa

    Best version hands down 🙌

  2. Renegade Douglas

    So talented. A true gift to music. Wonderful lady through and through.

  3. Neal Baker

    Sure sounds like Suzanne.

  4. Lisa Colbert

    When I was a kid I'd listen to this repeatedly , trying to figure out if Leonard was saying " its over " or " it's not over " . I'm old now and I still can't quite work it out. Maybe that's why I'm still single . I'm just too confused to play . Damn , I can't even organize all the stacks of paper in my house . Can anyone ? I mean bills mixed with love letters from 20+ years ago . Maybe THAT'S why I'm still single . Or that my most intimate moments are commenting on YouTube ? Oh , that's just sadly pathetic ...

  5. Sue Radak

    I first heard this song in 1977. My then boyfriend played it to me when I told him I was leaving Australia to workvin USA. Before this song he played "Send in the Clowns". I will never forget him, but I wasn't ready to settle down. No regrets.

  6. smoothoperator876

    CLASSIC....

  7. dulce rodriguez

    Who would dislike this song? Moreover, Roberta's beautiful voice

  8. KB official

    Without her the queen bitch instrumental would have never happened the way it did👑👑

  9. TheBoss789

    1:50 All the real ones know what this is ❤️👑🐝

    KB official

    You muthafucking right that's 👑👑👑 with out this lady that beautiful song wouldn't have happened

  10. angelina08271

    Her voice just brings me to tears!

  11. BOBBY SALIF MANSA

    Tupac’s mother Afeni used to sing this as a lullaby to Pac when he was a baby 🎶💆🏾‍♂️

  12. deb chorba

    Just something about that first love

  13. Anne Lamorelle

    No words...

  14. Gino Furzi

    they don't record like they used to...totally about the music and nothing else.

  15. Carol Blake

    My first album bought by my big brother who thought it reminded him of me playing the piano creating my songs and poetry as he joined the military and I could not stop crying as he went off to serve. He came back and bought this for me. Awesome, reflections and her rendition is beautiful. Thanks to Leonard.

  16. Joshua Stephens

    1:51 real ones know

    KB official

    Queen bitch 💯💯

  17. Craig Davis

    1:50 - 1:54

  18. Craig Davis

    Lil Kim-Queen Bitch!!!!

  19. baleevet

    Lil kim brought me here. What a beautiful song

  20. Jakob Sternberg

    1:50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOEzjT-SED0

  21. Cleverton Barbosa

    Que voz linda!!!!!!!!!

  22. Gino Furzi

    A beauty. That piano solo. Woof

  23. Ken Zeleny

    Beautiful!

  24. Amanda P

    This is so beautiful! I love this

  25. Agustin Zaga

    Cuanto talento en la voz y el piano de Roberta Flack. Amo su música.

  26. shurppa64

    Like a warm blanket on a winters day

  27. Willie Dynamite

    When great songwriting meets great singing.

  28. Daisy Papp

    What a beautiful song! I heard it yesterday for the first time. Radio host Chuck Thomas from US1 Radio, Jazz Flavors on Sunday's 6AM-11AM introduced me to this heartbreaking song with these deeply touching lyrics. Chuck is airing the song in the same hour as my song will be aired. I feel honored and thankful at the same time. Premier day for my "I don't need you anymore". Listeners can hear the show on iHeartRadio from around the world. Thank you US1 Radio ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 😇

  29. Carol Vaughan Davis

    That piano section Roberta plays towards the end is soooo badddddddd. What a song...it’s my life.

  30. mad michael dennis

    WONDERFUL JCMO 1974 THANK YOU ROY COLYAR! AND CINDY

  31. Danny B. SunDay

    B.L.I.S.S *

  32. Tom E Muncey

    Roberta Flack is a treasure!

  33. elle hub

    Piano interlude KILLS me!!! SOOOO BEAUTIFUL. SO SOULFUL!!! 😭

  34. Mae S

    Sang this to my son while still in the womb. Now he is two and I sing to him with tears in my eyes.🌻

  35. Forever King

    If Peter Piper pecked them I bet you Biggie bust em.

  36. magda goebles

    This is wondering time for me. Yes my love stays with u

  37. Bri Rychalsky

    It took me two days to figure out where i first heard this song and it drove me crazy!!!
    Im the movie “Life as we know it” with Katherine Heigl and Greg Berlanti !!

    jaro1951

    same here...

    Pam

    same :)

  38. Vinny Pelham Bay

    Brings me to tears every time

  39. Laria1966

    It was used in a movie I like too "Life As We Know It". This song is so haunting and beautiful.

    JERRY RUNNALLS

    Makes me think !

  40. christhedemocrat

    THIS SONG REMINDS ME IF SEVERAL THINGS PLACES AND PEOPLE ALL AT ONCE. I REMEMBER DISCOVERING MS. FLACK AT BORDER BOOKS AND CD IN Houston TEXAS. I WAS VERY YOUNG, I'M MY EARLY TWENTIES. I USED TO BE MESMERIZED BY THIS BEAUTIFUL QUEEN. I REMEMBER TAKING HER CD TO Monterrey MEXICO. I WAS DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH A MEXICAN ( I'M BLACK) LADY NAME GABRIELLA DELA FUENTES. WE HAD TO PART WAYS BUT I'M SURE IF We WOULD HAVE TRIED TO BEAT THE ODDS WE WOULD BE IN PARADISE HERE ON EARTH. THIS SONG HELPS AND HURTS ALL AT ONCE

    Tom E Muncey

    I lived in the Washington, D.C. area when Roberta Flack was singing at a club on Capitol Hill called "Mr. Henry's." I was in the military, and it was during the Vietnam War era. I can close my eyes and "see" so many memories as I listen to this. If you ever get the chance, listen to this album on vinyl instead of a CD.

    Lisa Johnson

    christhedemocrat
    christhedemocrat...check out the album pictured here...
    I’ve had it over 30 years and recently it I can’t get enough of her haunting beautiful voice.
    On utube there is another cut called Algelitos Negros, it is a song sung in Spanish.
    Someone in the comments translated it which it made it even more beautiful.
    I think it may also cause you multiple levels of memories and feelings...😊

  41. Sean Kelly

    Queen Bitch.

    (of course we’re talking Lil Kim here, moron.)

  42. markissable

    It's amazing how ONE LITTLE piano lick has created at least 3 hip hop bangers! Songs for Lil Kim, Mary J, and Remy Ma....

    NOLOVE NOPAIN

    I couldn't believe when I heard it

  43. Carol Vaughan Davis

    Roberta Flack is a National Treasure.

  44. Shirley Ferrill

    Thank you Ms Roberta Flack for all the beautiful music
    Love 💜💜💜💜💜💜

  45. MrFREESTYLEKING17

    Pure beauty...This song

  46. shurppa64

    I literally melt when I listen to this.

  47. Mac McFall

    Leonard wrote it and Roberta did a smokin' version!

  48. EarthsAngels

    1:41 - 2:29 Bliss. :o) Love this song.

    elle hub

    Absolute heart-wrenching BLISS!!!

  49. avpx

    beautiful

  50. Bradley Clanton

    "Life As We Know It" brought me here lol

  51. Cat McNichol

    Oh this voice. So deep, lovely, poignant. Roberta.

  52. DJObliteration1

    Hands down best version!

  53. Alissa Collette

    AWESOME!!

  54. glenn waddell

    another great song composed by Leonard Cohen

  55. glenn waddell

    another great song composed by Leonard Cohen

  56. glenn waddell

    another great song composed by Leonard Cohen

  57. glenn waddell

    another great song composed by Leonard Cohen

    Mac McFall

    OK, step away from the comment button!!

  58. B. Rod Clark

    1:50-1:52 'Queen Bitch' by Lil Kim ('96) and 'I Can Love You' by Mary J. Blige ('97)

  59. Ken C

    thank you Leonard.

    j jones

    and now he's gone too )-:

  60. Gamers

    Amazing song amazing singer!

  61. Jessica Ortiz

    She does the best version 🙌

    Jessica Ortiz

    David Flanders I'm glad I'm not alone!

    parisbrat

    As far as I'm concerned, the ONLY version. I tried...and gave up in a fit of embarrassment. What the hell was i thinking?!

    Laria1966

    Jessica Ortiz Yes she does.

    Teresa L. Taylor

    Roberta Flack has the most beautiful voice! So crystal clear and OMG I could go on and on!

    Alpha

    Nope, Leonard’s remains the best version

  62. Tom Kormushoff

    Never get tired of hearing this song by Roberta. Timeless and soulful.

    Loren Cooper

    Especially on a break up

  63. Adam Devlin

    the piano!

  64. Andrew C.

    Great cover! And I love the piano solo.

  65. Max StClaire

    the best

  66. Frank Slickster

    Been listening to this song since 1971.Never get tired of it.

  67. Berenise Chavez

    Amazing song it truly touches the soul!

  68. Murda Macy

    1:50 Queen Bitch

    Ron Davis

    Murda Macy u know it

  69. Tiara Smitj

    lil Kim queen bitch 😂

  70. Anna Dewart

    Nice, but Cohen sings his own songs best.

    TheRavyShow

    I like his songs but I don't think he can really sing.

    David Meyers

    Not this one. He's on the ground looking up in heaven at her.

  71. Cath Boeie

    Perfect..

  72. Laura Brady

    My favourite song

  73. vanopnt

    Beautiful singer, great song, great piano, but that guitar sounds cheesy...

  74. David Carson

    more than just a singer she is timeless thank you

  75. Jerome Thebeau

    A classic.

  76. MsFranz79

    She touches my soul

  77. Alexander Reynolds

    Lil Kim brought me here. Who would think that someone sampled that little part in the middle to make Queen Bitch. Thats pretty cool to me.

    Diamond Fox

    Alexander Reynolds Kim brought me here, too! I'm a 90's baby (1990) and I am still a HUGE Lil Kim fan! This is so cool, thanks for that information y'all! I just learned something new today 👍

    Petty Pendergrass

    Alexander Reynolds man the coldest part is like its 3 seconds and now not only has Mary J Blige sampled Kims version of the sample but now Remy Ma has done it as well. Hip hop lives forever

    Diamond Fox

    Tica811 yes!

    NOLOVE NOPAIN

    I just figured it out I kept hearing it

    dakillabee13

    This ties Leonard Cohen to Lil Kim! Love it all! #thepowerofmusic

  78. Frank Bluemke

    Miss the beautiful back in the day

  79. Adam Ghisays

    Stunning angelic voice from the heavens...