Your heart is not open so I must go
The spell has been broken, I loved you so
Freedom comes when you learn to let go
Creation comes when you learn to say no

You care more about Louise than you do about me, and for that I have to leave you, Rose. Cry all you want, plead with me to stay, beg me not to leave. Do whatever you want. I have to leave. You telling the manager that the only daughter you have left that she'll take star spot was my breaking point. I've got to let you go, let you live your life. At least I won't be in the way.

You were my lesson I had to learn
I was your fortress you had to burn
Pain is a warning that something's wrong
I pray to God that it won't be long
Do ya wanna go higher?

I had to learn - and I learned it right fast - that you were stubborn. You just used me to get what you wanted - your children to be successful. My leaving is just as painful for me as I know it is for you. I pray that it won't last long for either of us. We have to move on.

There's nothing left to try
There's no place left to hide
There's no greater power
Than the power of good-bye

There's nothing left for me to try to get you to stop pouring your dreams into your children and see them have the success that you had stolen from you. I can't hide from the harsh truth - no one can ever get any amount of love from you anymore. The only thing more powerful than the love that I gave you nonstop for the past seven years is the power of the good-bye I'm making now.

Your heart is not open so I must go
The spell has been broken, I loved you so
You were my lesson I had to learn
I was your fortress

There's nothing left to lose
There's no more heart to bruise
There's no greater power
Than the power of good-bye

There's nothing left of me to lose to you, Rose. I have no heart for you to bruise with your bitterness, your stubbornness. If you could look at the effect you're having on me clearly for five seconds, you would understand why I'm leaving you, Rose.

Learn to say good-bye.
I yearn to say good-bye.

Learn this one thing, and I will die happy. You've got to let go of me, Rose. I still love you, but I yearn so much to say a proper good-bye.

There's nothing left to try
There's no more places to hide
There's no greater power
Than the power of good-bye

I still love you, Rose.