"Goodbye Innocence" by Lance Gracy Goodbye innocence, hello grim reality; Goodbye effortless, hello saintly totality. Goodbye, goodbye It was bliss while lasting. Goodbye ease of soul, hello harrowing; Goodbye earthly pleasures, hello longing. Goodbye, goodbye Now for such arduous belonging. Farewell all you who rest in ignorance, Farewell to your joyous sense; For life may be a frightening fit, A solemn existence, a prison, an unrelenting bit. Goodbye O world, so long, farewell; Goodbye, of your secrets I do tell. Goodbye world, in you I do not belong; Goodbye you mockers, play your lucre song. Goodbye, goodbye, For where shall I find my rest? Goodbye, goodbye, In Christ I find my best.