Say Hello, Wave Goodbye Lyrics - Soft Cell

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Standing in the door of the Pink Flamingo
Crying in the rain
It was a kind of so so love
And I'm going to make sure it never
Happens again
You and I
It had to be
The standing joke of the year
You were a sleep around
A lost and found
And not for me I fear

I tried to make it work
You in a cocktail skirt
And me in a suit
(Well it just wasn't me)
You're used to wearing less
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And now your life's a mess
So insecure you see
I put up with all the scenes
And this is one scene
That's going to be played my way

Take your hands off me
I don't belong to you, you see
Take a look at my face
For the last time
I never knew you
You never knew me
Say hello goodbye
Say hello wave goodbye

Under the deep red light
I can see the makeup sliding down
Hey little girl you will always make up
So take off that unbecoming frown
What about me- well
I'll find someone
That's not going cheap in the sales
A nice little housewife
Who'll give me a steady life
And won't keep going off the rails

Take your hands off me
I don't belong to you, you see
Take a look at my face
For the last time
I never knew you
You never knew me
Say hello goodbye
Say hello wave goodbye

We've been involved
For quite a while now
And to keep you secret has been hell
We're strangers meeting for the first time, okay?
Just smile and say hello
Say hello then wave goodbye

Say hello then wave goodbye (x3)
Say hello wave goodbye
Say hello then wave goodbye
Say hello say goodbye
Goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye

Goodbye...






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brilliant | Reviewer: leanne | 1/22/12

This song is clearly about a guy who is dating an ex prostitute... "You were a sleep around and a lost and found" "Your used to wearing less" "Under the deep red light" "Ill find someone who's not going cheap in the sales"... He's clearly ashamed that he was with her hence why she was a secret and he wants one last time with her... To say hello (or have one last fling) then say goodbye... without all the drama that went before



Beautiful song, straight from the heart | Reviewer: Holly | 1/30/08

A beautiful song about a relationship that has run its course. The singer is looking for more to life than the life he has lived and him and the girl in mention cant make that happen together. The singer, sadly, has to say goodbye for the good of them both. A powerful song about a relationship that brings out the worst.



hey anonymous | Reviewer: cheap | 1/1/08

some girls are whores who cheat on their mates....i happen to regretfully be one of those awful people...so if you think its misogynistic---well then you must be a little naive to think that by him saying all he wants is a nice little housewife is putting down women. You see he could choose the beautiful wife-the one he adores-the one he loves-but continually hurts him and cheats on him and at least with that "nice little house wife" he will never have to worry about his heart being broken....that's the story



get a sense of humour! | Reviewer: dory bell | 10/16/07

come now, Anonymous, it's meant to be absurdly cruel and bitchy. life would be awfully dull if mean break-up songs had to adhere to standards of political correctness. I say this as a feminist.



Misogynist crap | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/4/07

It seems likely that this song is meant metaphorically, but nonetheless the metaphor would still be misogynist. "You were a sleep around", "take off that unbecoming frown", "to keep you secret has been hell" ... all of these lines are strictly taken from the aforementioned dust bin of history and a view on women that went mouldy a very long time ago. Not to speak, of course, of the "nice little housewife"...



A great song lifted to a new level by David Gray's cover version | Reviewer: R.W.West | 1/25/06

This is a great song about a relationship that never really took off and is to be consigned to the dust bin of history, as if it never happened. Should they meet on the street they are to act like they've met for "the very first time". There may be other levels to the song that I haven't picked up on but it seems unusual that this song seemingly about the dissolution of a straight relationship should come from the pen of Marc Almond. Almond's version features what could be some twee sounding electronica but it still works in conveying remorse andd resignation. David Gray's version, coda-ed with lines from a Van Morrison song gambols along with a heartfelt guitar. When I find something out about the origins of the song I'll get back to you.



A great song lifted to a new level by David Gray's cover version | Reviewer: R.W.West | 1/25/06

This is a great song about a relationship that never really took off and is to be consigned to the dust bin of history, as if it never happened. Should they meet on the street they are to act like they've met for "the very first time". There may be other levels to the song that I haven't picked up on but it seems unusual that this song seemingly about the dissolution of a straight relationship should come from the pen of Marc Almond. Almond's version features what could be some twee sounding electronica but it still works in conveying remorse andd resignation. David Gray's version, coda-ed with lines from a Van Morrison song gambols along with a heartfelt guitar. When I find something out about the origins of the song I'll get back to you.





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