Stock Music track: Goodbye My Friend

A mournful pop ballad about a lost friend and someday meeting again. Available as a vocal version and an instrumental version.

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Track details

Track ID number: 19194
Genres: Vocal Ballads -- Soft: General Soft / Romance
Moods/Emotions: Sad / Sorrowful / Mournful -- Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Loving / Romantic / Tender
Suggested Production Types: Family / Light Entertainment -- TV Commercial - Reflection / Thoughtful
Prominent Instruments: Piano (Acoustic) -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics
Keywords / Hints: sad, mournful, upset, meaningful, loving, remembering, piano, ballad, touching, friends, friendship, pop, love, emotion, emotional, death, loss, pain, tears, upsetting, funeral, john mayer, jason mraz, ed sheeran, george ezra
Tempo feel:
Tempo Beats Per Minute: 67
Artist: Dave Tough Band
Composer: Tough, David Thomas (SESAC - CAE#: 499731200)
Publisher: Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)
SRCO (Sound Recording Copyright Owner): Tough, David Thomas
PRO / Non-PRO Track? PRO (What's this?)
WAV file bit depth: CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)
Stem files available for this track: No
Lyrics: Woke up early this morning
Hoping it was a dream
But your old chair sits empty there
You left so suddenly

We lost another good man
A precious work of art
But we will hold your smile
In our hearts

And I know the pain will fade one day
But I just need to say

Goodbye my friend
I hope we meet one day again
Goodbye my friend

I know you’re up there on that stage
Playing on those keys
And the tears we cry down here
Will turn to memories
You taught our minds
You touched our souls
You changed our lives and you should know
There’ll never be another one like you

Wish I could have told you what you meant to me
Wish I could have really said goodbye
Wish I could have shook your hand
Looked you in the eye
And said you made a difference in my life

So goodbye my friend
Album containing this track: (None)
About the Artist
Dave Tough Band Dave Tough Band

Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.

Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.

As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.

Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.

Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.

Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."