"Hey Now!" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
I hitched a ride with my soul
By the side of the road
Just as the sky turned black
I took a walk with my fame
Down memory lane
I never did find my way back
You know that I gotta say time's slipping away
And what will it hold for me
What am I gonna do while I'm looking at you
You're standing ignoring me
I thought that I heard someone say now
There's no time for running away now
Hey now! Hey now!
Feel no shame - 'cause time's no chain
Feel no shame
The first thing I saw
As I walked through the door
Was a sign on the wall that read
It said you might never know
That I want you to know
What is written inside of your head
And time as it stands
Won't be held in my hands
Or living inside of my skin
And as it fell from the sky
I asked myself why
Can I never let anyone in ?
I thought that I heard someone say now
There's no time for running away now
Hey now! Hey now!
Feel no shame - 'cause time's no chain
Feel no shame
I hitched a ride with my soul
By the side of the road
Just as the sky turned black
I took a walk with my fame
Down memory lane
I never did find my way back
You know that I gotta say time's slipping away
And what will it hold for me
What am I gonna do while I'm looking at you
You're standing ignoring me
I thought that I heard someone say now
There's no time for running away now
Hey now! Hey now!
Feel no shame - 'cause time's no chain
Feel no shame


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"Hey Now" as written by Noel Gallagher

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  • +3
    General CommentThis has to be the most underrated Oasis song.
    Gallagheron February 26, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI took a walk with my fame
    Down memory lane
    I never did find my way back

    i always took this to mean that he looked back on his memories, and kind of became obsessed with them, and wanted to relive the good old days, before he was famous.
    scar_eireon May 29, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe song is about the band becoming famous and the things that happened to them.

    In the first verse he is talking about the fame that they got so quickly. And finding it hard to get 'back down to earth' and communicate with other non famous people.

    In th next two verses he is feeling the emotion that I would imagien all famous people feel. What else can I do? Is this my peak? And someone says to him 'there's no time for running away'.

    Feel no shame is about not feeling guilty just because you are rich and succesful. It just happens to some people.

    Then after that is just the same really. My favourite part of the sogn is 'as i feel from the sky i asked myself why can't i ever let anyone in' This is just talkign about how h started to find it how hard it is to trust people.

    Good song.
    asdaon October 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about how you choose to let your past define you. "Feel no shame, cos time's no chain."
    ophelia219on March 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is SO UNDERRATED. It's one of my favorites. The lyrics are just brilliant.
    electricxblueeon January 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it means he is thinking about life before he was famous and also how he cant control time but i think often times oasis songs arent all about one thing as many great songs arent so you cant just base the entire song meaning on one lyric.
    snowbeast2005on July 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my opinion, I hate it when people refer to tracks as "fillers," it simply shows how they don't appreciate certain music.

    I LOVE this song, probably even more than Wonderwall. This song isn't completely underappreciated, and probably skipped by many of those playing the CD. Sad.... such a beautiful song.
    rafifreak00on August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hitched a ride with my soul
    By the side of the road
    Just as the sky turned black
    I took a walk with my fame
    Down memory lane
    I never did find my way back

    hmm.... maybe he became more spiritual when things got bad and he tried to remember life before fame and couldn't? I don't think that would be what they're saying but it's too many nouns to let me do this easily...
    thinkitbeiton July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment---
    I took a walk with my fame
    Down memory lane
    I never did find my way back
    ---

    i assumed that meant he cant figure out how he became famous

    the rest of the song just seems to talk in generalities that apply to a lot of situations, something oasis is very good at. a relationship? a spiritual journey? random disjointed thoughts? you decide


    still an awesome song
    inhibon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentonly 2 comments on this song? i'm surprised.

    it's a brilliant song with a good sound to it.

    how can anyone not like oasis? what is there not to like!?!? i think they're the best band out there.
    can't wait until march 20th when i'm seeing them live again. :)
    off_by-hearton February 12, 2006   Link

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