Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes” Lyrics Are The Wake-Up Call You Need To Get Out Of A Bad Relationship

You guys, the wait is finally over. After two long years out of the spotlight, Sam Smith dropped a new single called "Too Good At Goodbyes," and it's seriously awesome. The melody, the tempo, Smith's vocals — all on point. And as it turns out, the poignant "Too Good At Goodbyes" lyrics could prove to be just the thing you need to get out of a toxic relationship. In fact, Smith explained to Billboard that the song is about his own personal struggles in a relationship, saying it's "basically about getting good at getting dumped." After experiencing hindering vocal chord injury in 2015, Smith also revealed that his latest composition "sets the tone of what is to come.”

“Too Good At Goodbyes” message kicks off right in verse one with a reminder that Smith is no longer here for the games within his relationship. In the ultimate clapback at his lover's antics, he sings,

"You must think that I'm stupid
You must think that I'm a fool
You must think that I'm new to this
But I have seen this all before"

As the pre-chorus enters, Smith then pledges to distance himself from his significant other out of fear that he'll get hurt again.

"I'm never gonna let you close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
'Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I'm never gonna get too close to you
Even when I mean the most to you
In case you go and leave me in the dirt"

The song moves along with Smith offering a reminder of the emotional walls that he's built throughout all the dramatics.

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You can almost feel the hurt turn to anger as the moving song progresses.

"But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don't stand a chance, it's sad but it's true"

And during the chorus, Smith discusses being experienced in protecting his feelings. He belts out,

"I'm way too good at goodbyes (I'm way to good at goodbyes)
I'm way too good at goodbyes (I'm way too good at goodbyes)
No way that you'll see me cry ( No way that you'll see me cry)
I'm way too good at goodbyes (I'm way too good at goodbyes)

In verse two, he goes on to explain his reason for being so callous and speaks of protecting himself from the pain:

"I know you're thinking I'm heartless
I know you're thinking I'm cold
I'm just protecting my innocence
I'm just protecting my soul"
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After that brief explanation of his actions, Smith returns to the emotional pre-chorus.

"I'm never gonna let you close to me
Even though you mean the most to me
'Cause every time I open up, it hurts
So I'm never gonna get too close to you
Even when I mean the most to youIn case you go and leave me in the dirt
But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don't stand a chance, it's sad but it's true"

As the song begins to close, he circles back to the chorus promising, once again, that he's done with the drama and refuses to shed tears about it. He croons,

"I'm way to good at goodbyes (I'm way to good at goodbyes)
I'm way too good at goodbyes (I'm way too good at goodbyes)
No way that you'll see me cry ( No way that you'll see me cry)
I'm way too good at goodbyes (I'm way too good at goodbyes)"

The bridge of the song ultimately brings the tune to complete closure as Smith winds down with a series of reminders that he's completely over it:

"No, no, no, no, no, no
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)
No, no, no, no
No, no, no
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)
(No way that you'll see me cry)
(I'm way too good at goodbyes)"

That damn Sam Smith... he really knows how to get you in your feelings, doesn't he? If this is any indication of what's to come from the British singer's upcoming album, fans are absolutely, positively, 100% here. for. it. Just be prepared to pull out your tissues, because "Too Good At Goodbyes" is gearing up to become the breakup anthem of fall 2017.