Scandal – Goodbye To You

Good song and singer in Patty Smyth. This song made it to #65 in the Billboard 100 in 1982. I would have sworn it made it higher than that. It was played heavily by MTV at the time. Scandal would have a top ten hit in 1984 with The Warrior.

from Songfacts.

This was written by Scandal guitarist Zack Smith. It’s a breakup song where Patty Smyth sings about moving on from a relationship. Smith wrote most of Scandal’s songs, while Smyth fronted the group, moving on to success as a solo artist and eventually marrying tennis star John McEnroe.

Patty Smyth credits MTV for this song’s success. The song didn’t get much radio airplay, but the video got a lot of spins on MTV. The clip was a typical, low budget, performance video, but Smyth was easy on the eyes and MTV was hankering for American Rock acts, especially females (note Pat Benatar’s early acceptance on the network).

 

Goodbye to You

Those times I waited for you seem so long ago
I wanted you far too much to ever let you go
You know I never got by, “I feel it too”
And I guess I never could stand to lose
It’s such a pity to say

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you

Could I have loved someone like the one I see in you
I remember the good times baby now, and the bad times too
These last few weeks of holdin’ on
The days are dull, the nights are long
Guess it’s better to say

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you

‘Cause baby it’s over now
No need to talk about it
It’s not the same
My love for you’s just not the same
And my heart, and my heart
And my heart can’t stand the strain
And my love, and my love
And my love won’t stand the pain
And my heart, and my heart
And my heart can’t stand the strain
And my love, and my love
And my love

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you

Now, could I have loved someone like the one I see in you
Yeah, I remember the good times baby now, and the bad times too
These last few weeks of holdin’ on
The days are dull, the nights are long
Guess it’s better to say

Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you
Goodbye to you

Goodbye baby
So long, darlin’
Goodbye to you

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

13 thoughts on “Scandal – Goodbye To You”

    1. Lol I like the pun. I always liked that song…when I saw Patty Smyth I really liked the song more back then. She does have a good voice… It’s hard to believe Van Halen asked her to be their lead singer before Sammy.

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      1. Last I heard yes… He was a great tennis player but oh he would whine… I was a Connors fan back then. Why I don’t know. I just picked him and I would watch Wimbelton every year in the late 70s and 80s.

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      2. I enjoyed tennis in that era- some colorful characters. It is funny a lot of people complained about the behavior of McEnroe- Connors- Nastese back then- but when they were gone missed them.

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      3. They were… this reply and more just vanished… I’m not sure what happened… While I’m here… Bailey and I started the Sopranos tonight. Loved the first episode.

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      4. There are some shows watching once was good enough but I can think of three right off the top of my head that really stand up well to repeated viewings- The Wire/ Breaking Bad and The Sopranos.

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      5. The Wire especially for me… I watched a few episodes twice…you notice things you didn’t notice before…I think it’s true with all of them probably. Bailey already wants to watch Breaking Bad again.

        Off Topic…sad about Willie McCovey… another player I remember gone.

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      6. I have picked up new things on all those shows- which is what makes it worthwhile. … McCovey what a feared hitter. I hated seeing him come to the plate against the Pirates.

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      7. I will watch them again no doubt. I knew I was going to like the Sopranos by the first few minutes… Breaking Bad was very enjoyable…The Wire was different because if you didn’t pay attention…you had to start over…which makes me want to re watch it.

        I remember him in the late stages of his career…he could still hit and was always a threat.

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