We'll remember you forever, Eddie
Through the sacrifice you made
We can't beleive the price you paid
For love...

Little Eddie meddie[?] born in Jersey City
Started singing when he was 5
Never knew his father, mother didn't bother
To catch his last name, fast as he came

He was ofter crying, times were really tryin'
Eddie left his mother alone
Soon there'd be a mystery, soon a baby sister
His mother kept on swingin, and Eddie kept on singing
A-Aaaaaaaaah, (shoowop shoowop) la la la laaaaaaaa
La la la laaaaaaaaaaaa

[Spoken in English with a Spanish accent]
And now, the tragic story... Eddie's sister, Mary Louise, needed an operation.
To get the money, he would have to become an overnight sensation.
Eddie beleived the American people had wonderful, love giving hearts.
His well publicized end, he considered would send his memorial album to the top of the charts... And it did!
A-Aaaaaaaaah, (shoowop shoowop) la la la laaaaaaaa
La la la laaaaaa laaaaaa
Shoowop shoowop aaaaaaaah, shoowop shoowop
La la la laaaaaaaa
La la la laaaaaa laaaaaa
Goodbye... Goodbye...

When a young singer dies, to our shock and surprise, in a plane crash or flashy sports car. He becomes quite well known and the kindness he's shown,
Made more than one post-mortem star. Well you did it Eddie.
And though it's hard to applaud suicide_you gave all you could give
So your sister could live. All America's choked up inside, mon!

[Back to singing]
We'll remember you forever, Eddie
Through the sacrifice you made
We can't beleive the price you paid
For love...
For love...
For love...

[A single clap pierces the silence/then applause erupts]
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Goodbye Eddie Goodbye Lyrics

Paul Williams – Goodbye Eddie Goodbye Lyrics

Songwriters: PAUL H. WILLIAMS
Goodbye Eddie Goodbye lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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