Goodbye Says It All

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"Goodbye Says It All"
Single by Blackhawk
from the album Blackhawk
B-side "Let 'Em Whirl"
Released October 25, 1993
Recorded 1993
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label Arista Nashville
Songwriter(s) Charlie Black
Bobby Fischer
Johnny MacRae
Producer(s) Mark Bright
Tim DuBois
Blackhawk singles chronology
"Goodbye Says It All"
"Every Once in a While"
"Goodbye Says It All"
"Every Once in a While"

"Goodbye Says It All" is the title of a debut song written by Bobby Fischer, Charlie Black and Johnny MacRae, and recorded by American country music band Blackhawk. It was released in October 1993 as the lead single from their self-titled debut album. It peaked at #11 in the United States,[1] and #29 in Canada. This song was heavily promoted on CMT.


The song's narrator returns home from an unknown location (presumably a tavern or a nightclub), only to find that the house is entirely empty and all of its lights are on. Without the slightest reason, he has discovered that his significant other has permanently abandoned him, but not without writing the word "goodbye" in red lipstick on the living room wall before she leaves - a clear indication that she has become annoyed of the narrator's constant mischievous behavior.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Marius Penczner. In the video, a man returns to his home (presumably a pontoon house) to find that his significant other has abandoned him, and the word goodbye written in red lipstick on the exterior wall of the pontoon, and his belongings destroyed. She also leaves behind a videotape of her destroying all of the male character's things for him to view. The man then drops the television set into the water, since the female character also destroyed the television remote control.

Chart performance[edit]

The song entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on the week of November 27, 1993, and peaked at number 11 on the week of March 12, 1994.

Chart (1993-1994) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 29
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 11
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 11


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 47. 
  2. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2419." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. March 21, 1994. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "Blackhawk Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)" Billboard.
  4. ^ "Blackhawk Chart History (Hot Country Songs)" Billboard.

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