When someone have to leave, a 'goodbye' is the perfect word to capture it all. A 'goodbye' can mean a lot of things. A salutation to parting, a gesture to bid your leave, and a motion to signal the end of a moment. Goodbye, can be both good and bad, depending on the situation. But like a famous saying, 'if you love someone, you need to let them go,' it is a mature thing to do to let someone leave, or go, than stringing them along.
But that phrase more belongs to a lover's perspective. In the world of friendship, saying 'goodbye' to a friend is different. It is a different thing than the phrase 'see you later' or 'see you tomorrow'. When you know it's time to let go of a friend, it can be one of the sad moments in your life. But I shall quote another saying, 'friends come and go'. Although it may seemed cruel, do not take it to heart what it meant. Yes, friends come and go, but in our hearts, we shall keep them. Treasure them. Waiting for that one day, where we will soon be reunited.
Recently, we had to say goodbye to our dear Black Swan. I think I have been mentioning her for quite some time already but last Sunday (30th June), was the actual date when we finally said our goodbyes at the KLIA when she finally took flight to the Kangaroo Land. We wish all the best to her future endeavours. So, in the spirit of friendship, and departure, I would like to commemorate this song to all of you, who had to say 'goodbye' to your friends. Those who left you, those who had to leave, those who have forgotten about you, and those who no longer ceased to exist.
Written by Richard Stannard and Matt Rowe along with the four remaining Spice Girls (after Geri Halliwell's departure from the group), this song was about moving on and saying goodbye to the old Spice Girls. Although many fans assumed that this song symbolized the disbanding of the Spice Girls, and after being assured that it was special tribute to Geri, the fans were right after all. In the spring of 2001, the Spice Girls disbanded to pursue their solo careers. Though it may have seemed that it was such a long time ago, in many of the group's fans' hearts, we all treasure they as they are. And that is why, even after their 'goodbye', Spice Girls, undoubtedly still lives in the hearts of their fan.
"Goodbye, my friend
(I know you're gone, you said you're gone)
(But I can still feel you here)
It's not the end
(Gotta keep it strong before the pain turns into fear)
So glad we made it,
time will never change it
no no no...."