Goodbye Eddie, Goodbye – Lyrics

A song written by Paul Williams and sung by The Juicy Fruits in the 1974 musical movie "Phantom of the Paradise", a 1974 American musical horror film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and starring Paul Williams, William Finley and Jessica Harper. In the film, a disfigured composer writes his music for a woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, a record producer betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise. Betrayed, the composer dons a new appearance and exacts revenge on the producer.

The movie earned praise for its music, receiving Academy Award and a Golden Globe nominations, but was initially a box office failure. However, over the years, the film has received much more positive reviews.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_of_the_Paradise

 

 

 

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Lyrics:
Goodbye Eddie, Goodbye

We'll remember you forever Eddie
Through the sacrifice you made
We can't believe the price you paid
For love

Little Eddie Mitty, born in Jersey City
Started singing when he was five
Never knew his father mother didn't bother
To catch his last name fast as he came

He was off and flying
Times were really tiring
Eddie and his mother alone
Soon another mister soon a baby sister
Mama kept swingin' Eddie kept singin'

Ah ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya
Ah ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya
For love
For love

And now, the tragic story
Eddie's sister, Marie-Louise, needed an operation
To get the money he'd to become an overnight sensation
Eddie believed the American people
Had wonderful, love-giving hearts
His well publicized end, he considered would send
His memorial album to the top of the charts
And he did

Ah ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya
Ah ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya
Goodbye
Goodbye

When a young singer dies to our shock and surprise
In a plane crash or flashy sports car
He becomes quite well known and the kindness he's shown
Has made more than one post mortem star

Well, you did it Eddie
And though it's hard to applaud suicide
You gave all you could give so your sister could live
All America's choked up inside

We'll remember you forever Eddie
Through the sacrifice you made
We can't believe the price you paid
For love

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