Greetings and Goodbyes

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1.
Dreaming 03:51
DREAMING by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 maybe we will end up moving somewhere maybe we will stay right here maybe we will drift to places we don’t know maybe we end up rich and famous maybe we will change the world maybe we will be the sound of rock and roll chorus I keep dreaming of tomorrow I keep dreaming of tonight I keep dreaming of the rest of our lives I keep dreaming of the future and I wonder what we’ll find I keep dreaming of the rest of our lives the rest of our lives verse 2 I can never tell what’s going to happen I can never know what’s next who will we become in just a few more years? maybe we will learn some different hobbies maybe we will make new friends what will we be like in just a few more years? chorus 2 I keep dreaming of tomorrow I keep dreaming of tonight I keep dreaming of the rest of our lives I keep dreaming of the future and I wonder what we’ll find I keep dreaming of the rest of our lives the rest of our lives bridge the future is open wide let’s leave all the past behind and go where our hearts so long to be, long to be it seems there’s so little time let’s leave all the past behind and go where our hearts so long to be, long to be chorus 3 (same as others) outtro the rest of our lives... the rest of our lives... the rest of our lives
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WHEN I'M OLDER by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 when I’m older I’ll have time, time to look back on my life I can read those books that I never read and write those letters that I never sent oh, someday down the road, oh, sometime when I’m old chorus when I’m older I’ll become who I hoped when I was young when I’m older I’ll become who I’m dreaming of when I’m older I’ll become who it is I think I’ll love when I’m older I’ll become who I’m dreaming of verse 2 when my youth begins to fade, then who I was will slip away I can call those friends that I haven’t seen and go some place that I always dreamed oh, someday down the road, oh, sometime when I’m old chorus 2 when I’m older I’ll become who I hoped when I was young when I’m older I’ll become who I’m dreaming of when I’m older I’ll become who it is I think I’ll love when I’m older I’ll become who I’m dreaming of bridge time won’t wait for anyone, a few short breaths and then it’s gone time won’t wait, time won’t wait for me time won’t wait for anyone, we close our eyes and then it’s gone no, time won’t wait, time won’t wait for me chorus 3 when I’m older I’ll become who I hoped when I was young when I’m older I’ll become who I’m dreaming of outtro when I’m older... when I’m older... when I’m older when I’m older... when I’m older... when I’m older
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LIFE OF SUCCESS by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 I’ve tried the advice, I’ve done all the steps I followed the plan, for a life of success you gotta make good grades at the grammar school to go to a college where you’ll be approved you get a new job making money fast and then you’re on the perfect path chorus 1 but I gave all my best for a life of success and I traded in my soul, climbing the ladders chasing gold but I’m still not impressed with a life of success ‘cuz the things that I really need, that life has never given to me verse 2 I watch what I eat, get eight hours of sleep wake up and exercise, but I don’t feel satisfied I should get a promotion with higher pay buy a bigger house with designer taste take a vacation if I’m feeling stressed, the experts all suggest chorus 2 but I gave all my best for a life of success and I traded in my soul, climbing the ladders chasing gold but I’m still not impressed with a life of success ‘cuz the things that I really need, that life has never given to me bridge the story I was sold, the tale that I was told says all you really need is The American Dream where bigger’s always best, don’t compromise for less where wealth is how you win, and fortune is your friend the story I was sold, the tale that I was told says all you really need is The American Dream yeah all you really need is The American Dream chorus 3 but I gave all my best for a life of success and I traded in my soul, climbing the ladders chasing gold but I’m still not impressed with a life of success ‘cuz the things that I really need, that life has never given to me
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THE GREAT BEYOND by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 we’ve talked for years of moving to the west, to find some land and pay off all our debts to build a place that we can make into our own we formed a plan and counted down the days, we figured out the journey we would take we swear we won’t give up until we reach our goal chorus 1 we’re gonna go out west with no regrets gonna hold out hope for the golden coast gonna ride that road until it’s gone heading for the great, heading for the great beyond verse 2 we’ll pack our bags and set them by the door, we’ll grab the maps we’ve never used before we’ll wave goodbye and set out for the great beyond we’ll take the road that carries us away, for miles across the prairies and the plains with mountains rising higher than we’ve ever known chorus 2 we’re gonna go out west with no regrets gonna hold out hope for the golden coast gonna ride that road until it’s gone heading for the great, heading for the great beyond bridge they say that the grass is greener I’ve heard they say that the sky is clearer I’ve heard they say that the sun is brighter I’ve heard I know that the life is better I’m sure they say that the grass is greener I’ve heard they say that the air is sweeter I’ve heard they say that the stars are brighter I’ve heard I know that the life is better I’m sure chorus 3 we’re gonna go out west with no regrets gonna hold out hope for the golden coast gonna ride that road until it’s gone heading for the great, heading for the great beyond
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Genius 03:41
GENIUS by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 I woke up with a new idea, I think it is my best one yet I’m gonna make an epic invention, and sell it on the internet first I need to find some partners, I’m looking for some business minds we’re gonna take a little start-up and become a giant enterprise so I call all of my family and friends and tell them all about my dream but they say I should avoid the risk, they’re not as optimistic as me chorus 1 nobody may ever believe us, but I swear this thing is genius and we don’t need other opinions, ‘cuz I know we’ll be making millions verse 2 I opened up a company office, a place for me to concentrate but we haven’t made a single dollar, so the furniture will have to wait now I need to find some money, to build a working prototype I had to spend the cash in my savings, for a logo and a new website so I call all of the bankers in town and tell them all about my plan but they won’t give me a business loan, I doubt they even understand chorus 2 nobody may ever believe us, but I swear this thing is genius and we don’t need other opinions, ‘cuz I know we’ll be making millions bridge oh I know for sure that I’m an entrepreneur, and an author of innovation and I’ll place my bets on the things I invent, pretty soon they’ll be sweeping the nation oh I know for sure that I’m an entrepreneur, I’m a jackpot waiting to happen and I guarantee, that we’re gonna succeed, all we need is a trillion transactions chorus 3 nobody may ever believe us, but I swear this thing is genius and we don’t need other opinions, ‘cuz I know we’ll be making millions
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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 we made some plans for the future, but they didn’t work out we tried to live in the fast lane, but we had some doubt oh would we just become so much like everyone? we didn’t want to know we thought, “let’s create our own world, a place that we’ll make home” chorus 1 so we’re building a beautiful life, we’re building a beautiful life it’s clever and charming, lovely and darling, full of wonder and delight what a life verse 2 we bought a house in the city, on a tree-lined street we dreamed of how we would make it a whimsical retreat we said, “let’s paint it white to make the rooms look bright, and sand the wooden floors” we knew this house would be better than all the ones before chorus 2 ‘cuz we’re building a beautiful life, we’re building a beautiful life it’s clever and charming, lovely and darling, full of wonder and delight what a life bridge let’s raise up the curtains to a greater height let’s put out the pillows with the purple stripes let’s play all our records late into the night let’s have a wonderful life let’s dress up in style for the gathering we’ll play the piano and the tambourine we’ll tell all our stories late into the night let’s have a wonderful life chorus 3 we’re building a beautiful life, we’re building a beautiful life it’s clever and charming, lovely and darling, full of wonder and delight it’s sweetly orchestrated, something we created, sculpted like a work of art it’s finely decorated, carefully curated, please don’t let it fall apart what a life, what a life, what a life, oh-oh-oh-oh what a life, what a life, what a life, oh-oh-oh-oh
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Ambition 03:26
AMBITION by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 we never agreed from the very start, there was a misunderstanding I thought you were cool and then you broke my heart, you’re just a bit too demanding you only aim for the highest and ask for my best take all my efforts, but won’t let me rest so I want to come clean and tell you what I think, I’d like to make a suggestion you need to slow down and learn to compromise, and take a minute to listen chorus 1 oh ambition, you keep me wishing for a life I may never find you push me harder, you push me farther up that ladder you make me climb oh ambition, sometimes I wish that you weren’t mine verse 2 I guess I could say when I think of you, I have a sense of suspicion ‘cause I’m not really sure if you’re helping me, so tell me what’s your intention? you want to make lots of money and buy fancy things set higher standards and goals to achieve so I think that it’s time we should have a talk, to try to end this confusion can we call it a truce and go our separate ways? a diplomatic solution? chorus 2 oh ambition, you keep me wishing for a life I may never find you push me harder, you push me farther up that ladder you make me climb oh ambition, sometimes I wish that oh ambition, sometimes I wish that oh ambition, sometimes I wish that you weren’t mine
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KIDS AT HEART by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 I can still remember it well, when we were just kids on the run full of all the wonders of youth, our future had only begun chorus 1 so how’d it go so fast? how’d we come so far? how did we end up where we are? we were just those kids wishing on the stars and we’re still just those kids at heart verse 2 I can still remember it well, the summers of sweet innocence weeks, they passed; the seasons, they changed, and time somehow slipped through our hands chorus 2 how’d it go so fast? how’d we come so far? how did we end up where we are? we were just those kids wishing on the stars and we’re still just those kids at heart bridge when did the time leave us behind? we weren’t ready to let it go we weren’t ready at all when did the time leave us behind? we weren’t ready to let it go we weren’t ready at all chorus 3 how’d it go so fast? how’d we come so far? how did we end up where we are? we were just those kids wishing on the stars and we’re still just those kids at heart we’re still just those kids at heart we’re still just those kids
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Lottery 04:16
LOTTERY by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 I played the numbers and won the lottery I got more money than I could ever need but it’s not the dream I thought that it would be I bought a mansion with million dollar views I bought a boat and a helicopter, too but the stuff just sits there, it’s not fun for me now all these people are waiting by my door I don’t go out there or answer anymore oh I miss my friends and miss my family chorus 1 money comes, money goes, it’s very hard to hold all the dollars I spent, I don’t know where they went money lost, money made, I’m winning at the game but it cost me everything, the day I won the lottery, the day I won the lottery verse 2 I quit my job and responsibilities I have more free time than I could ever need but my motivation just keeps falling flat I took a cruise to a tropical resort sat by the beach, but I kept on getting bored oh I miss the simple pleasures from the past chorus 2 money comes, money goes, it’s very hard to hold all the dollars I spent, I don’t know where they went money lost, money made, I’m winning at the game but it cost me everything, the day I won the lottery, the day I won the lottery bridge I’m tired of the cameras, tired of the calls, tired of the fear that I could lose it all I wish those lucky numbers were never mine I lost my inspiration, lost simplicity, lost the innocence of who I used to be I wish those lucky numbers were never mine chorus 3 but money comes, money goes, it’s very hard to hold all the dollars I spent, I don’t know where they went money lost, money made, I’m winning at the game but it cost me everything, the day I won... la la la, la la la, la la la la la..... the day I won the lottery, the day I won the lottery
10.
Young Again 03:04
YOUNG AGAIN by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 do you remember when we were so young? songs in our souls and the life in our lungs we were born to be shining bright do you remember when we were so young? no drop of fear could be found in our blood we were made to go shine the light chorus 1 baby we’ll never be this young again can we live our lives like they never end? baby we’ve gotta keep our love alive can we hold it close and don’t let it die? baby we’ll never be this young again I know, I know verse 2 do you still think of the moments we made? all of the memories we stored up and saved we believed we would not forget do you still think of the plans that we made? all of the dreams that we hope for and prayed we agreed we’d have no regrets chorus 2 baby we’ll never be this young again can we live our lives like they never end? baby we’ve gotta keep our love alive can we hold it close and don’t let it die? baby we’ll never be this young again baby we’ll never be this young again baby we’ll never be this young again I know, I know, I know
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CREATURE OF HABIT by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 well I’ve figured out a lot of ways how to make it through the day and I have a lot of old routines that I just can’t seem to shake ‘cause I don’t know how to change the thoughts caught in my head, caught in my head and I don’t know how to change myself and who I have been, who I have been chorus 1 I know it sounds melodramatic, but I have been a creature of habit so all I do is what I have always done, done, done verse 2 well I’ve tried a lot of different things, but they don’t give me relief and I’ve heard a lot of good advice, but it brings no help to me ‘cause I don’t know how to stop the sounds stuck in my head, stuck in my head and I don’t know how to shut them down from pulling me in, pulling me in chorus 2 I know it sounds melodramatic, but I have been a creature of habit so all I do is what I have always done, done, done I know it seems too problematic, that I am just a creature of habit so all I do is what I have always done, done, done bridge I cannot seem to shake it, I cannot seem to break it, it comes so automatic, it’s a habit, habit, habit I cannot seem to shake it, I cannot seem to break it, it comes so automatic, it’s a habit, habit, habit chorus 3 I know it sounds melodramatic, but I have been a creature of habit so all I do is what I have always done, done, done I know it seems too problematic, that I am just a creature of habit so all I do is what I have always done, done, done all I do is what I have always done, done, done all I do is what I have always done, done, done I cannot seem to shake it, I cannot seem to break it, it comes so automatic, it’s a habit, habit, habit I cannot seem to shake it, I cannot seem to break it, it comes so automatic, it’s a habit, habit, habit all I do is what I have always done, done, done all I do is what I have always done, done, done
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AFTER I'M GONE by Greetings and Goodbyes verse 1 will you think of the last words that I spoke will you think of the day that we first met will the echo of my voice be ringing in your ears will my touch be what you won’t forget? will you still hear my whisper in the night will you reach for my body in your sleep will the echo of my steps be sneaking through the house will I still be living in your dreams? chorus 1 when the ending has come, and my story is done what will you think of me, after I’m gone? when I take my last breath, and I’m carried to rest what will you think of me, after I’m gone? verse 2 will the letters I wrote still make you smile will the photos we took still look the same will the echo of my love be holding onto you will you still see beauty in my face? will the echo of my life keep living in your heart will you still be calling out my name? chorus 2 when the ending has come, and my story is done, what will you think of me, after I’m gone? when I take my last breath, and I’m carried to rest, what will you think of me, after I’m gone? when the ending has come, and my story is done what will you think of me, after I’m gone? when I take my last breath, and I’m carried to rest what will you think of me, after I’m gone?

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released February 12, 2019

All songs written, produced, and recorded by Jeff Miller.
All instruments by Jeff Miller
Vocals by Jeff Miller and a friend.

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Greetings and Goodbyes is the new sound of dream pop, handcrafted in Nashville, Tennessee.

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