Goodbye for Now (P.O.D. song)

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"Goodbye for Now"
Single by P.O.D.
from the album Testify
B-side "Why Wait?"
"Lights Out (Chris Vrenna Mix)"
Released November 8, 2005
Format Digital download
Recorded December 2004 - July 2005 at the John Philips Estate in Palm Springs, California, The Plant in Sausalito, California, Aerowave Studios in Encino, California, Signature Sound in San Diego, California and Henson Studios in Hollywood, California
Genre Alternative rock, rap rock
Length 4:32
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) Sonny Sandoval, P.O.D.
Producer(s) Glen Ballard, P.O.D.
P.O.D. singles chronology
"Change the World"
(2003)
"Goodbye for Now"
(2005)
"Sounds Like War"
(2006)
For the Stephen Sondheim song, see Reds (film)#Soundtrack.

"Goodbye for Now" is a song by P.O.D. and the lead single from their sixth studio album, Testify, released in 2006. Towards the end of the song during the final chorus, it contains background vocals by Katy Perry. The track was later included on Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years in 2006.

"Goodbye for Now" received considerable radio play and was used in promotional videos for the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It is the band's most successful single since 2002's "Youth of the Nation" and reached No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 on January 31, 2006 (making it their third Hot 100 entry and Top 50 hit), No. 41 on the Billboard Pop 100, No. 25 on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks, and No. 17 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks.

The song's music video also reached the No. 1 spot on MTV's TRL and became P.O.D.'s fourth No. 1 video.

Musically, "Goodbye for Now" reintroduced rap vocals to P.O.D.'s singles catalog; the style had not been prominently heard on any single since 2002's "Satellite." The song also emphasizes clean melody and vocal harmony while lacking any heavy guitar work. Katy Perry's drawn out backup vocals enter during the final chorus shortly before the song comes to an end. P.O.D. frontman Sonny Sandoval described the feel and meaning behind "Goodbye for Now" in an MTV interview:

"It's more of a laid-back track, it's more of a vibe track, it's definitely not the heavy side of P.O.D., but lyrically it's a hopeful song. . . We know with just dealing with the people around us and just coming across so many people that there are a lot of people struggling out there. And being that positive influence that we like to have in our music, we are just trying to encourage people. No matter how bad today is, tomorrow has a bright promise and a bright future. There's a lyric that says, 'If joy really comes in the morning time/ Then I'm going to sit back and wait until the next sunrise.' And in our faith, we believe that joy does come in the morning time, so just hold on and hang out and tomorrow is a whole different day."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Goodbye for Now"
  2. "Why Wait?"
  3. "Lights Out" (Chris Vrenna Mix)

Official versions[edit]

  • Album Version
  • Radio Edit (Video Version/Promo) 3:56

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100 48
US Billboard Alternative Songs 25
US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 17

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moss, Corey P.O.D. Find New Hope With Interfaith Matisyahu Marriage MTV.com (January 25, 2006). Retrieved on 4-15-09.