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Never Say Goodbye (1999)

We raise a glass to friendship

and drink it to the last

we make a toast and a dozens boasts

about our noble pasts

about our noble pasts

Let’s say it again before we go

Let’s play it again before we go

Let’s give it all another try

before we say our last goodbye

We celebrate our birthdays, and years of wedded bliss

we give each other flowers, and seal it with a kiss

and seal it with a kiss

Let’s say it again before we go

Let’s play it again before we go

Let’s give it all another try

before we say our sweet goodby

We make each other happy, we make each other glad

we celebrate the good things, we set aside the bad

we set aside the bad

Let’s say it again before we go

Let’s play it again before we go

Let’s give it all another try

before we make this our goodby

We always love our mothers and listen to our dads

we want them to be happy and never make them mad

No! we never make them mad!

Let’s say it again before go

Let’s play it again before we go

Let’s give our hearts another try

before we think about goodbye

We said we would remember and never would forget

the time we had together the moment that we met

oh, that moment that we met

Let’s say it again before we go

Let’s play it again before we go

Let’s give it all another try

Before we even think goodby

We do it for our children for husbands and their wives

we work and play and celebrate the good things in our lives

all the good things in our lives

Let’s say it again before we go

Let’s play it again before we go

Let’s give it all another try

Before we say our last goodbye

We sing of things that matter of love and hate and lust

we dance because we want to and live because we must

yes, we live because we must!

Let’s say it again before we go

let’s play it again before we go

Let’s give it all another try

and never ever say goodbye

and never say goodbye

no, lets never ever say goodbye

lets never say goodbye

I wanted to see whether I, as a Latvian, could write an Irish drinking song. Renars Kaupers wrote some music for this, and in 2004 he performed it together with the post-modern Latvian folk group Iļģi at the 5th anniversary of the Latvian Institute. There is a video of this somewhere, but it was never performed again. (To my knowledge.)

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