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Goodbye To Spring

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Lay, and put your weary soul to rest
Yeah, I will try to do my best to keep you safe inside this nest
And keep the gravity from pulling you to earth

I'd like to say this gets more clear, when it's more cloudy every day
But summer's gonna come and burn the stormy clouds and all the doubt away

    Sleep, little girl, 'cause when you wake it's gonna be a different world
    So close your eyes and say goodbye to spring

It's true, this spring is coming to an end
You're not that fragile anymore, I know what's there behind that door
And it's just waiting in the wings to pull you in

I know you think you're safe in here, inside these insulated walls
But I can't hold this house together, not forever, yeah and soon it's gonna fall

    Sleep, little girl, 'cause when you wake it's gonna be a different world
    Everything will change, everything will change
    This door's slamming shut, it's gonna catch you if you're ready or you're not
    So close your eyes and say goodbye to spring

Slow down, 'cause winter's just around the bend
Don't make a sound, and close your eyes and say goodbye, yeah

    [Chorus x 2]


Tuning: This was recorded in Open C (down a whole step), but these days (including the live video), I play it in standard tuned down a whole step like this:

C  Am  F  G

C      G        Am      F
C      F        G       C

Chorus 1:
C      Am       F       G

Verse 2 (same as verse 1)

Chorus 2:
C      Am       F       G
C      Am       F       G       Bb

E7     Am       E7      F

Solo (same as verse)

C      Am       F       G
C      Am       F       G       
C      Am       F       G
C      Am       F       G       

Want to play the guitar part a little fancier? The intro and chorus some little details. Here are the more accurate chords for the C/Am/F/G repeating section:

C:   x32010  x30010  x33010  x32010
Am:  x02210  x00210  x03210  x02210
F:   13321x  13301x  13321x           (play the low F with your thumb)
G:   320033          323003

Then, in the verse, the start of the riff looks like this: 


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  Discussion: Goodbye To Spring

Dale (anon) · 4 years, 1 month ago
This is a great song. Great job at an amazing talent.
John Hill (anon) · 4 years, 1 month ago
Rocking version for real....great jerb!
K1lleR (anon) · 4 years ago
Excelent song! i like it!! thanks for give me happy to my world with this song!! greetings from Chile!
Maise (anon) · 3 years, 10 months ago
Your song makes my day feel (way) more bearable! So, thank you for being great!
Josh Woodward Back · 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks a million, Maise :D

Jonas (anon) · 3 years, 9 months ago
Brazilian Language: Muito bom o seu trabalho! Parabéns mesmo! Uma musica que é bonita e emociona.
georgia stewart (anon) · 3 years, 5 months ago

You are simply amazing, I am in Love with your Music and so wish to see you Live and meet you , you are INCREDABLE... you wow my soul like it has never been wowed before. when do you think you will come to cleveland ohio ?? is there a chance of meeting you ??? it would be one of my dreams come true , and i am a old lady .lol seriously.. i am old but your music is so very touching deep down

much love and pink rainbows

georgia stewart from ohio

julia (anon) · 3 years, 2 months ago
thankyou for this beautiful song
Nate Smith (anon) · 3 years, 1 month ago
Don't know what you were thinking when you wrote this song, but I find it describes perfectly how I feel as a parent knowing what sort of changes are coming for my kids and knowing I can't protect them forever. Very poignant.
DovewinG (anon) · 2 years, 8 months ago
좋은 노래 고마워요  
emaleigh (anon) · 2 years, 8 months ago
NobleCorn (anon) · 2 years, 7 months ago
<p>Hey josh, I love this song so much, i am doing a cover for it for my first vocal song :D&nbsp;</p>
anni brataly (anon) · 2 years, 4 months ago
hi my name is anni brataly and you have bene changing alot latly love your mucic!!!!!!!!!!! love anni brataly
anni brataly (anon) · 2 years, 4 months ago
sorry you have bene changing my life alot latly love anni:)<3
Alice (anon) · 2 years, 3 months ago
Woop woop! BEST last day of school song EVER! Thanks Josh :)
harolyn (anon) · 2 years, 1 month ago
i love your videos
bratayley (anon) · 1 year, 11 months ago
omg this song was used for bratayley i loveee it
amaire (anon) Back · 1 year, 9 months ago
Korey (anon) · 1 year, 11 months ago
Josh (anon) · 1 year, 9 months ago
I first heard this song on a flash game, and I just had to find the full song! Thank God I found it and you! Your sound is amazing! I love your stuff!
Josh Woodward Back · 1 year, 9 months ago

Awesome, thanks Josh! Do you remember which game it was?

Josh (anon) Back · 1 year, 9 months ago
No, I'm sorry! This was a while back! 
amaire (anon) · 1 year, 9 months ago
Lol that song was great i downloaded it i will listen to it baby love you bae  
amaire (anon) · 1 year, 9 months ago
Baby please send me I need and love you can you at least be my boyfriend?? pretty please 
Alma (anon) · 1 year, 7 months ago
Ur work is amazing I love this song great job 
Josh Woodward Back · 1 year, 7 months ago

Many thanks, Alma :)

Veronica · 7 months ago
Hi! I really like this song. I heard it from a YouTube channel called bratayley, as you might have heard earlier. I'm going to make a guitar and vocal cover of it. Keep up the good work!

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