Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye:
Song written by Tony Martin & Troy Martin, was recorded by George Strait, for the MCA label, was recorded on October 13, 1988, at Emerald Sound Studio, 1033 16th Ave., Nashville, TN, accompanied on the recording by: George Strait (vocal), Reggie Young (electric guitar), Steve Gibson (acoustic guitar), Paul Franklin (steel), David Hungate (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Johnny Gimble (fiddle), Floyd Domino (piano), Steve Marsh (sax), Curtis Young, Liana Young (vocal back). It was released on December 26, 1988, reaching number # 1 on April 1, 1989, on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, and on April 3 of 1989, it would also reach number # 1 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists. It was the sixteenth number one of George’s career.
The song would be part of Strait’s ninth studio album, Beyond the Blue Neon (MCA 1989), was released on February 6, 1989, it reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums, and to the position number # 5 in charts of Canadian RPM Country Albums. The album was certified record of platinum in the USA, and record of gold in Canada.
This is a great country heartbreak song. Most people at some point in their lives had a similar experience with someone leaving them before they realized that it was happening.
George Strait – Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye Lyrics
What a rotten day this turned out to be.
I still can’t believe she’d leave so easily.
She just got all her things, threw ’em into a pile,
Then she loaded her car and said after a while,
She’d done this before, but this time she didn’t cry.
That’s why I’m sittin’ on the front steps,
Staring down the road, wond’rin’ if she’ll come back –
This time I don’t know.
After she packed, when she looked back
There were no tears in her eyes,
And that’s got me worried thinking
Maybe my baby’s gotten good at goodbye.
All the times before she’d break down and cry.
She’d make her threats, but her heart wasn’t set on goodbye.
She just wanted me to hear what she had to say.
Now I’m lost for words, since she went away.
She may not return for this time she didn’t cry.