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Madonna, The Power of Good-Bye cover
"The Power of Good-Bye"
Released September 22, 1998
Length 4:10
Writer(s) Madonna
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Madonna
William Orbit
Patrick Leonard

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"The Power of Good-Bye" is the fourth single off Madonna's seventh studio album Ray of Light.

Background

"The Power of Good-Bye" of this electronic ballad, written by Madonna and Rick Nowels, are supposedly about the singer's ex-husband, actor Sean Penn. Their tumultuous marriage lasted from 1985 - 1989. In the UK, "The Power of Good-Bye" was released as a double A-side with "Little Star", a track from Ray of Light. In the rest of Europe, the song was included on the major single releases as a B-side. Also notable is that the European releases included several experimental remixes of the song by Luke Slater plus one remix by Dallas Austin, who previously worked with Madonna on her Bedtime Stories album.

Composition

It is an electronic melancholy love ballad, with its arrangement being "anchored by a crisp shuffle beat and sweetened by occasional orchestral string flourishes and constrasting acoustic guitar strumming." It also infuses computer blips and techno effects.

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna - The Power Of Good-Bye04:12

Madonna - The Power Of Good-Bye

Released September 10, 1998
Length 5:23
Director Matthew Rolsten
Production Co None
Choreographer N/A
Filmed LA, Malibu
Location Silvertop House, Malibu Beach
VEVO views 2+ Million Views

Lyrics

Your heart is not open, so I must go
The spell has been broken, I loved you so
Freedom comes when you learn to let go
Creation comes when you learn to say no

You were my lesson, I had to learn
I was your fortress, you had to burn
Pain is a warning that something's wrong
I pray to God that it won't be long
Do you wanna go higher?

There's nothing left to try
There's no place left to hide
There's no greater power than the power of goodbye

Your heart is not open, so I must go
The spell has been broken, I loved you so
You were my lesson, I had to learn
I was your fortress

There's nothing left to lose
There's no more heart to bruise
There's no greater power than the power of goodbye

Learn to say goodbye
I yearn to say goodbye

There's nothing left to try
There's no more places to hide
There's no greater power than the power of goodbye

There's nothing left to lose
There's no more heart to bruise
There's no greater power than the power of goodbye


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