"So Glad To See You" as written by and Joseph/taylor Goddard....
Like all birds together we will squawk and we squeak
The joy comes from all our beaks
And ringing bells is our fun
Now our ass is moving as one..

If we are forgetting all the rules that we learnt
When all the rule books are burnt
And just like a follows b
Our chorus will always be

So glad to see that you came
We hope you come again etc.

I have but one true friend
She sings to me
In my solitude
And I know her name

I tried to know her..
In all her changes
But I don't know her...\





















Like all birds together
We will squawk and we squeak
The joy comes from all our beaks
And ringing bells is our fun
Now our ass is moving as one
If we are forgetting
All the rules that we learnt
As all the rule books are burnt
And just as A follows B
Our chorus must always be
So glad to see that you came
We had best times
We hope you come again
Please come and see the sea
If you come
We'll have best times again
But now it's time to go
Time to go home
I have but one true friend
She sings to me
In my solitude
And I know her name
I tried to know her
In all her changes
And I don't know her place
And I don't see her face
When we come together
Then we forget ourselves
And just as night follows day
The beginning must become the end
And so we will start again
When we come together
Then we meet other souls
And then we make our goodbyes
And we lay our bones to rest
As birds we dream of the sky
Please let me go
Please help me go [Repeat x4]
So glad to see that you came
We had best times
We hope you come again
Please come and see the sea
If you come
We'll have best times again
But now it's time to go
Time to go home


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"So Glad to See You" as written by Joseph Goddard Alexis Benjamin Taylor

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Memoryan old friend of mine died last year, who i hadn't seen in a very long time, so obviously it was a shock but i didn't feel personal bereavement like his family and close friends, but it was nonetheless something i thought about a lot at the time and still think about now. he was very young - eighteen - but he had already become a man, someone who could talk and listen and understand things in a way that seemed beyond his years. his family's reaction to his death was absolutely incredible - they started an annual festival in his name with proceeds going towards helping the environment... anyway, at the festival this year, his sister had everyone light enormous lanterns and launch them into the night, with this - his favourite song - playing in the background, and it was amazing, the sky looked beautiful - it should have been in a film. but the really poignant thing about it was the line "please let me go... please let me go" because lighting the lanterns felt very symbolic of that - as if we were properly sending him off.
    i love how music can resound like that. it's incredible.
    foroyaron October 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWay to not put all the lyrics...
    ShoKillon November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this is the best song on "The Warning." I'm not usually a fan of minimalist computer-generated music, but Hot Chip strikes me as an alternative to a genre troubled by terrible lyrics and awful singers. Most critics find that Hot Chip's music is either (1) not music at all or (2) is a bit pretentious. And to those naysayers, I say, listen to this song. We are definitely missing the lyrics at the end of this piece, but the poetry of such simple words here:

    I have but one true friend
    She sings to me
    In my solitude
    And I know her name
    I tried to know her
    In all her changes
    ...but I don't know her

    It asks a good question. With so many changes occuring in the world, will we ever fully know someone? It's difficult, but we can try.
    Somebody2Loveon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLike all birds together we will squawk and we squeak
    The joy comes from all our beaks
    And ringing bells is our fun
    Now our ass is moving as one
    If we are forgetting all the rules that we learnt
    As all the rule books are burnt
    They're just as aimful as me
    Our chorus must always be

    So glad to see you, glad you came
    We had nice times
    We hope you come again
    Please come and see us sing
    If you come we have nice times again
    And now its time to go, time to go

    I have but one true friend
    She sings to me
    In my solitude
    And i know her name
    I tried to know her
    In all her changes
    And I don't know her place
    And I dont see her face

    When we come together then we forget ourselves
    And just as night follows day
    The beginning must become the end
    As though we will start again

    When we come together and we need other songs
    And then we bake up the pie
    And we lay your bones to rest
    As birds we dream of the sky

    Please let me go (x8)

    So glad to see you, glad you came
    We had nice times
    We hope you come again
    Please come and see us sing
    If you come we have nice times again
    And now its time to go, time to go
    veloxon January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI did these myself so they may not be 100% accurate but I think they are
    veloxon January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "Then just as A follows B" instead of "They're just as aimful as me"... it's what I hear.
    But thank you for the rest of the lyrics! Every single site has the same incorrect unfinished ones...
    I adore this song, it's so strangely soothing.
    Squishy89on October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really beautiful.. and I, reluctantly, admit that I didn't like this song at all when I first listened to it. Anyway, to me it means pretty much what Somebody2Love has already said -- Only I also think it means that the singer knows someone very deeply; Knows things about them that no one else couldn't even begin to imagine that that person would like/have seen/been through/ect. ect. And this person also knows a lot about him. Hence why he calls her his one true friend.

    He doesn't see this person (and I don't see her face), but he knows their name (and I know her name). Perhaps it's a long distance relationship? He speaks to her in solitude.. I don't know about everyone else, but when I'm on the computer I'm usually "in solitude"; By myself.

    The beginning really confuses me.. But maybe all that really means is that, as one, even though we are exercising that great big American Dream of Unity, we are becoming less and less diverse; Less distinguishable from everyone else..

    Ahh.. Perhaps I'm looking into this way too much. 8D I just really enjoy this song. It's some what gloomy.. Very pensive.
    Etheon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti really love this song..
    and i really love the
    "please let me go"
    part
    aagh
    drewenidon August 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe moment when..

    I have but one true friend
    She sings to me
    In my solitude
    And i know her name
    I tried to know her
    In all her changes
    And I don't know her place
    And I dont see her face

    ..im entranced. listen to it over and over :)
    elysium.contúon September 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the "one true friend" might be one of the band's synths. I know the band are really fond of their equipment (including several very expensive vintage synths). And the strange vocal effect on the chorus makes it sound like they are presenting this synth as a kind of mystical object.

    Just a thought.
    armchair philosopheron January 05, 2009   Link

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