"Never Say Goodbye"
Single by Yoko Ono
from the album It's Alright (I See Rainbows)
B-side"Loneliness"[2]
Released25 January 1983 (7")[1]
22 February 1983 (12")[1]
Recorded1982
Genre
LabelPolydor
Songwriter(s)Yoko Ono
Producer(s)Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono singles chronology
"My Man"
(1982)
"Never Say Goodbye"
(1983)
"Hell in Paradise"
(1985)

"Never Say Goodbye" is the second single from Yoko Ono's 1982 album It's Alright (I See Rainbows). Like many of Ono's songs from this period, the lyrics deal with her emotional healing following the murder of her husband John Lennon. The upbeat new wave song samples a recording of Lennon screaming Yoko's name from their Wedding Album, followed by her son Sean waking her, as if it were a bad dream. The song garnered minor airplay upon release. "Loneliness" appeared on the B-side. The 1995 New York Rock version was also released as a single.

"Never Say Goodbye" also appeared as a B-Side on the U.K. 12" release of John Lennon's single "Borrowed Time".[3]

Tracklists

U.S. 7" Single (25 January 1983)

  1. "Never Say Goodbye" (7" Version) - 3:23
  2. "Loneliness" (7" Version) - 3:21

U.S. 12" Single (22 February 1983)

  1. "Never Say Goodbye" (Remix) - 4:27
  2. "Loneliness" (Remix) - 4:23

U.S. 7" Jukebox Single (1995)[4]

  1. "Never Say Goodbye"
  2. "We're All Water"

Official versions

Never Say Goodbye

  1. Album Version - 4:25
  2. 7" Version - 3:23
  3. 12" Version - 4:27
  4. Onobox Edit - 4:01
  5. 1997 Remix - 4:17 (from It's Alright Remastered Edition)

Loneliness

  1. 1974 Album Version - 3:33 (from shelved A Story Album - unreleased until 1992)
  2. 1982 Album Version - 3:47
  3. 7" Version - 3:21
  4. 12" Version - 4:23
  5. 1997 Remix - 3:34 (from It's Alright Remastered Edition)

References

  1. ^ a b Onobox (liner notes). Yoko Ono. Rykodisc. 1992. RCD 10224/29.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  2. ^ "Yoko Ono – Never Say Goodbye / Loneliness". Discogs.
  3. ^ "John Lennon - Borrowed Time (UK 12")". Discogs.
  4. ^ "Yoko Ono - Never Say Goodbye/We're All Water".