"Everyone Says 'Hi'" as written by and David Bowie....
Said you'd took a big trip
They said you moved away
Happened oh so quietly, they say

Should've took a picture
Something I could keep
Buy a little frame, something cheap
For you
Everyone says hi

Said you sailed a big ship
Said you sailed away
Didn't know the right thing to say

I'd love to get a letter
Like to know what's what
Hope the weather's good and it's not too hot
For you

Everyone says hi
Everyone says hi
Everyone says

Don't stay in a sad place
Where they don't care how you are
Everyone says hi

If the money is lousy
You can always come home
We can do the old things
(Doo wap wap wha oo)
We can do all the bad things
(Doo wap wap)
If the food gets too eerie
You can always phone home
We could do all the good things
(Doo wap wap wha oo)
We could do it, we could do it, we could do it
(Doo wap wap oooo)

Don't stay in a bad place
Where they don't care how you are
Everyone says hi

Everyone says hi
Everyone says hi
(Everyone says hi)
And the girl next door
(Everyone says hi)
And the guy upstairs
(Everyone says hi)
Everyone says hi
(Everyone says hi)
And your mum and dad
(Everyone says hi)
Everyone says hi
(Everyone says hi)
And your big fat dog
(Everyone says hi)
Everyone says hi
(Everyone says hi)
Everyone says




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"Everyone Says "Hi"" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentThis song grows and grows on you. its lovely innocence pervades throughout.
    booberchon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone leaving, and Bowie is trying to convince him/her to come back home. This song can be thought for dedication to the soldiers at Op Iraqi Freedom.
    coldinhereon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the song is so happy.
    Karlon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe song is actually about someone close to you who died. There is a quote that David Bowie said himself about the song.

    ""Everyone Says "Hi" everyone seems jolly in tone, but is about the passing away of somebody. It was a general song about losing someone in one's life and wasn't written about anyone specifically. I had the sense of when my father died, and it seemed he had only gone away for a while and it was some time for me to reconcile that he wasn't coming back."
    Supersix4on May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, i read that too...i think there's also a bit of sad humor in it, because you would love it if everyone you ever knew just said a friendly "hello" for no real reason, but they wait to do it til you're dead.
    WolfTicketson June 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've always associated this song with death.
    Cisiteon December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've always associated this song with Amplitude. Well, the remix anyway. It's good, I reccomend.
    Mortanius73on March 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of a close friend who moved away. It makes me sad. Especially the line, "We can do all the old things."
    ImaNotOkayon June 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love how bowie takes topics like death and couches them in unconventional settings (like a pop tune). but it works, because there's this wistful well-wishing for the departed person in the song. it's one of the most bittersweet songs i've heard. one question: is the "guy upstairs" god? haha.
    hallospacegirlon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti picked up on the death of someone close thing too.. but for me it seems like from a child's point of view, mostly because the euphemisms "they" said.
    k1ttyon August 12, 2007   Link

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