Say Hello Wave Goodbye Lyrics

David Gray


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: David Ball, David James Ball, Marc Almond
album: Track 9 in album White Ladder
release date: 1998
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 8:59
producer: Iestyn Polson, David Gray and Clune
drums: Clune
vocal: Clune and David Gray
engineer: Iestyn Polson
bass: Simon Edwards
keyboard: Tim Bradshaw
programming: Iestyn Polson
guitar & piano: David Gray
composer: Dave Ball
lyricist: Marc Almond

Cover Art

David Gray White Ladder cover art
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Standin' at the door of the Pink Flamingo cryin' in the rain,
It was a kind of so-so love
And I'm gonna make sure it doesn't happen again,
You and I had to be the standing joke of the year,
You were a runaround, a lost and found and not for me, I feel,

Take your hands off me, hey,
I don't belong to you, you see,
And take a look in my face, for the last time,
I never knew you, you never knew me,
Say hello goodbye,
Say hello and wave goodbye

We tried to make it work, you in a cocktail skirt
And me in a suit but it just wasn't me,
You're used to wearing less,
And now your life's a mess, so insecure you see,
I put up with all the scenes,
This is one scene that's goin' to be played my way

Take your hands off me, hey,
I don't belong to you, you see,
And take a look in my face, for the last time,
I never knew you, you never knew me,
Say hello goodbye,
Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye

Under the deep red light
I can see the make-up slidin' down,
Well, hey little girl you will always make up
So take off that unbecoming frown,
As for me, well, I'll find someone
Who's not goin' cheap in the sales,
A nice little housewife, who'll give me a steady life
And not keep going off the rails,

Take your hands off me, hey,
I don't belong to you, you see,
And take a look in my face, for the last time,
I never knew you, you never knew me,
Say hello goodbye,
Say hello and wave goodbye

Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye
Wave goodbye
Say hello and wave goodbye
Say hello, wave goodbye
Goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye

We were born before the wind
Who are we to understand
We were born before the wind
Say goodbye
Through the rain, hail, sleet, and snow
Say goodbye
Get on the train, the train, the train
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
In the wind and the rain now darling
Say goodbye
In the wind and the rain now darling


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Please Forgive Me
  • 2 Babylon
  • 3 My Oh My
  • 4 We're Not Right
  • 5 Silver Lining
  • 6 White Ladder
  • 7 This Years Love
  • 8 Sail Away
  • 9 Say Hello Wave Goodbye