How Do I Say Goodbye

Dean Lewis

Karenny ( Dominican Republic Dominican Republic )

The Song “How Do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis – Karenny’s goosebump moment

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“Hi, I’m Karenny and I’m from the Dominican Republic. My goosebump moment is the song called “How Do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis. This song is about a guy whose dad had cancer and he was worried that he was going to lose him. A song in his honor. That song hit so close to home because I lost a best friend due to a medical issue, and also because one of my biggest fears is to lose my dad. The way that he’s expressing himself in the song creates these emotions in me or trigger these emotions and they can end up giving me goosebumps and making me connect with him a lot.”


A Touching Song

“How Do I Say Goodbye” is a poignant song in which, as Dean Lewis explains, the vocalist mourns his dying father, which honestly is not a particular theme we come across often. But as presented in this case, the recipient, namely Dean’s dying father, was someone who was a constant presence throughout his life.

His father meant so much to him that the prospect of him passing away was something the singer couldn’t conceptualize. And such is the thesis sentiment of this song, that Dean’s emotions are such that he cannot even conceive of “how to say goodbye” to his father. Moreover, he takes the opportunity to let him know, quite frankly, that he doesn’t want him to die.

In the end, although it is not overtly stated, it can be ascertained that the recipient is indeed the vocalist’s father. Consequently, Dean’s mother, who is still present, also plays a role in all this. One thing the singer does to assure his dying father is that he will take care of her in his absence.

Of course, no matter what, Dean will never forget his father – how could he when he sees his features even when he looks in the mirror? So, again, if nothing else, this song is unique in that we have an identifiable vocalist mourning his dad.

Dean Lewis is a music star in his native Australia, as he released several tracks in the early years of his career that reached multi-platinum status. For example, the biggest hit in his discography, 2018’s “Be Alright,” has been certified 11 times platinum in 2022. But so far he has released only one LP, 2019’s “A Place We Knew.”

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