Last Goodbye

from by Michael Shoup

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Song-A-Week. Submit Ideas!

Welcome to the 8th episode of Song-A-Week!

This week, I had two people submit ideas via my blog on Tumblr which were very similar [thank you "christaking" and "blessingsforthebrokenhearted"] and asked for a song about letting go of a past relationship.

One of my favorite songs off my newest record is about just that thing, so I decided to record for them this acoustic version. "Last Goodbye" epitomizes that point in a relationship where you've realized that it's just not right, but you're still having to convince yourself to let go of it.

I hope you all enjoy this interpretation, and just for this week, you can grab BOTH the acoustic and full band / album versions of this song for FREE via the links above.

Big thanks to Danny Young and Paul Shearer for adding their talent to this week.

Lyrics and Tech details below!




Nothing left to say
All my reasons behind me
So you go yours and I'll go my way

Every step I seem to take
Is further from where we begin
And closer to I'll start again

So maybe life's not right
For what this love has got in store
One last goodbye
Is all I waited for
But I'm not anymore

But I keep finding you in a memory
All tied to
Tied to the best pieces of me

I always seem to play the fool
And wind up broken hearted
But I can't tell just where it started


Everyone keeps telling me
The past is practice
And I just can't keep killing time
While I get past this



from Song​-​A​-​Week, released February 1, 2011
Shot with an iPhone 4 using an Owle Bubo. Editing done in Final Cut Pro and extra audio editing in Logic.

Song-A-Week is a weekly video blog where I take submissions / ideas from readers of my blog and pick one [or a few] each week to write a song about. Viewers can submit ideas at the URL above, and a new song will be posted every Tuesday.




Michael Shoup Nashville, Tennessee

My mother calls me Michael. My friends call me Shoup.

A Songwriter, Storyteller, Pixel Manipulator, and Entropic Strategist, I make music and tools for others like myself.

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