We learnt to say goodbye
When we were young
It wasn’t quite like this

We learnt to say ‘so-long’
When we were kids
And offer up a kiss

We learnt to smile
And wave
And be polite
If only we knew then
What we know now

Arrivals are OK
Departures sad
This one’s the worst
It’s just another lesson
And it’s bad

It’s just as well
That I can promise you
It won’t always
Be like this

Waving goodbye
One day
Can be a greeting on the next
Departure follows arrival
And then back again