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There's a song I heard in a music store several years ago (between 2005-2011 I think) for which the lyrics are just the word "Goodbye" over and over, but it is said with more and more emotion as the song goes on.

It is sung by a male singer.

It's pretty funny! But I think it was meant to be taken seriously. I don't even remember the instrumentation. Does anyone have any ideas for possible songs it could be? Thank you!

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    InverseTelecine- I think I am also searching for this song! It was in a mixed cd that I lost in a move last year. I can't remember much about the song except that it was beautiful, mournful, and made me cry the first time I listened. Have you found the song? I am going crazy trying to figure this out! It's been over a year now that I've been searching! Please let me know! Thanks, Sarah – Sarah Aug 27 '17 at 17:17
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    Sarah, OP found and accepted the correct answer. Please check it ;-) good luck. – Bebs Aug 28 '17 at 7:28
  • @Sarah Honestly I'd like a second opinion! Which do you think it is, or is it none of those in the accepted answer? Just curious. Thanks! – InverseTelecine Aug 28 '17 at 23:22
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I think it's a song by 30 Seconds to Mars titled "A Modern Myth"

https://youtu.be/rZds7HnSXyw

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  • Oh my gosh I think that's it! I counted 18 iterations of "goodbye" which isn't as many as I remembered, but the increasing, over-the-top, emotion in the delivery is definitely what I was looking for! Thank you so much! – InverseTelecine Sep 9 '17 at 20:24
  • My pleasure! A few years ago I lost my playlist that had this song on it. I couldn't remember the name of it. It took me forever to find and when I did a search for the song this website came up with your question. It was not easy to find, but I am glad I did. It is one of the more memorable songs because of the emotion that comes across from one repeated word. – JohnnyB3 Sep 11 '17 at 14:12
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This is close in the lyrics, but the delivery does not match what you have described.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PraN5ZoSjiY

Billy Bragg's "Goodbye Goodbye" sounds more like the sort of performance you described, but it's only the last chorus that says "goodbye" 9 times in a row.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqUGeLyxa9s

Mr. Ray, by Suicide, could be it but again it only states "goodbye" 13 times at the end. And it's just a bunch of electronica.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDHco20dQGY

Goodbye, by Audio Adrenaline, has a bridge that says "goodbye" 19 times in a row at about 2/3 the way through the song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPWqZDrszpk

Also Damaged Goods, by Gang of Four, has an ending that hits it 19 times in a row.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byCqOvRMOvo

Goodbye Goodbye, by Oingo Boingo, ends with a series of 39 iterations of "goodbye" interjected with a couple dozen scats of "bye."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxK1MUK8AlM

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  • Well, if it's not in there it seems safe to say that I won't find it! I will report back when I've figured out which one it is. Thank you so much for assembling that answer for me! Above and beyond! :) – InverseTelecine Mar 23 '16 at 11:38
  • Out of all of those Billy Bragg's "Goodbye Goodbye" sounds kind of right, although I certainly thought he said it more times than that. I probably just wasn't paying that much attention in the music store. Thank you Everett! – InverseTelecine Mar 25 '16 at 14:03
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It’s A Modern Myth by 30 Seconds To Mars. 1:52 into the video. https://youtu.be/1JOXYjr2EPI

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