When the light begins to fade,
And shadows fall across the sea,
One bright star in the evening sky,
Your love's light leads me on my way.
There's a dream that will not sleep,
A burning hope that will not die.
So I must go now with the wind,
And leave you waiting on the tide.
Time to fly, time to touch the sky.
One voice alone - a haunting cry.
One song, one star burning bright,
Let it carry me through darkest night.
Rain comes over the grey hills,
And on the air, a soft goodbye.
Hear the song that I sing to you,
When the time has come to fly.
When I leave and take the wing,
And find the land that fate will bring,
The brightest star in the evening sky,
Is your love far from me
Is your love waiting far for me.
oh Is your love waiting far from me....
Song & Lyrics Facts
Celtic Woman's "The Soft Goodbye" is a song from their 2007 album, Celtic Woman: A New Journey. It was written by Peadar O'Loughlin and produced by David Downes.
The lyrics of this beautiful ballad are about saying goodbye to someone you love with tenderness. The song has been described as being filled with emotion and poignancy. Released in 2006, it became one of the most popular songs on the album, reaching number 7 in the Irish Singles Chart. This track features the voices of Chloë Agnew, Lisa Kelly, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha and Órla Fallon accompanied by the traditional Celtic instruments of fiddle, bodhrán and harp. With its heartfelt lyrics and passionate performance, “The Soft Goodbye” is an emotional and stirring piece of music that shows off the vocal talents of Celtic Woman.