It isn't expected or coerced.
Its not like the end of high school,
Where the path's been chosen for you.
It's nothing like leaving your family home,
When you're longing to be on your own.
No, the hardest goodbye comes by choice.
When you need to go find your voice.
When you're leaving something you enjoy.
When you know goodbye will disappoint.
You leave because staying is dishonest.
You leave even though it's totally the harshest.
The hardest goodbye is what you have to do
When standing still keeps you too...
Hoping it'll all just come to you.
Now it's time to see a different view.
With the pain of goodbye comes redemption.
Starting anew, a mini rebellion.
Leaving is an act of bravery,
Because it's not safe to be,
Never alone with only me.
Even though it feels like hell,
When I say goodbye I'll find myself.
By return I know I'll have harnessed,
All the reasons that home is the fondest.
The hardest goodbye is a choice I've made.
But let's stay strong, 'cause the hello's gonna be great.