Comparing Sligh And Lagerberg's Song 'Here Comes Goodbye'
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Here Comes Goodbye Have you ever thought about a time when you could redo a moment of your life because now you no longer have that thing that makes it special? Nowadays many people take things for granted even life itself. People go throughout life never realizing what they had until it was gone. In the song “Here Comes Goodbye” performed by Rascal Flatts, the writers Chris Sligh and Clint Lagerberg illustrate a picture of never taking anything for granted because nothing lasts forever. Sligh and Lagerberg wrote the song based on past memories. The intentional meaning of the lyrics was to show a breakup. The song starts off with a female going to her boyfriend’s house. Her boyfriend knows something is wrong and knows an inevitable breakup…show more content… Sligh and Lagerberg illustrate a portrait of marriage by stating “…I'd see her with her daddy by her side” (15) and Rascal Flatts shows the joy being felt with emphasizing “…here comes the bride” (16) in an exhilarating tone. These lyrics show that the boyfriend wanted the relationship to last forever but it didn’t because nothing lasts forever. Sligh and Lagerberg wrote the lyrics on a Monday, recorded a demo on Tuesday and then Rascal Flatts bought the song rights on Wednesday. The lyrics were then recorded by Rascal Flatts for his “Unstoppable” album and a music video was directed by Shaun Silva. Silva showed an entirely different meaning of the lyrics in the video. The music video that Shaun Silva directed shows a grieving daughter that has just lost someone important in her life, her father. It starts off with a little boy and an