"Honest Goodbye" is a song by Bad Religion. It is the first official single from their fourteenth studio album New Maps of Hell. The song was thought to be released as a digital single on May 22nd, 2007 but the date had been pushed back to June 12th. The song was inspired by Perry Smith, the murderer profiled in Truman Capote's 1966 novel "In Cold Blood". Brett Gurewitz says the song talks about how someone so gentle seeming can commit a brutal, murderous act.