Ev’ry time we say Goodbye

Article by Philip Garcia
Sometimes I make music because I want to cry. Sometimes I want to remember how important someone was to me, when they were with me. Now that they’re gone and far away, it’s one of the hardest things for me to live with. This became very clear to me when I was helping my dear friend cope with a family loss. In learning about his attachment, it made me realize my attachments to my own loss. When I think of it, sure it’s painful and hard to adjust to the real world. But because I’m human, I do want to feel pain, so that I can appreciate real happiness. This is the song I produced with Sha O. to remember the meaningful relationships in our lives. Thank you to Sha O. for helping me with this one.

Oh, and some history about the song. This song originally spelled, Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye was written by Cole Porter back in the black and white TV days, the good ol’ times. It’s somewhat of a popular jazz song from the Great American Songbook, it was published by Chappell & Company and introduced by Nan Wynn in 1944 in Billy Rose’s musical revue Seven Lively Arts. The song has since become a jazz standard after gaining popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Many artists have replaced the apostrophe in “ev’ry” with an “e”.


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