"Say You, Say Me" as written by Paul Michael Barry, Mark Taylor and Lionel B. Jr. Richie....
Say you, say me say it for always
That's the way it should be
Say you, say me say it together
Naturally

I had a dream I had an awesome dream
People in the park playing games in the dark
And what they played was a masquerade
And from behind of walls of doubt a voice was crying out

Say you, say me it for always
That's the way it should be
Say you, say me say it together
Naturally

As we go down life's lonesome highway
Seems the hardest thing to do is to find a friend or two
That helping hand
Some one who understands
That when you feel you've lost your way
You've got some one there to say I'll show you

Say you, say me it for always
That's the way it should be
Say you, say me say it together
Naturally

So you think you know the answers, Oh no
Well the whole world has got you dancing
That's right, I'm telling you
It's time to start believing oh yes
Believing who you are
You are a shining star

Say you, say me it for always
Oh that's the way it should be
Say you, say me say it together
Naturally
Say it together, naturally


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"Say You Say Me" as written by Lionel B. Jr. Richie

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  • +3
    General CommentIt's not a love song per say, but more of a friendship song. It basically tells about the friendships of the 2 main characters (Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines) who are two really good dancers - trapped in Russia during the Communist era (in the 80's).
    Say you, say me - basically telling that they can believe and help each other. Say you believe, I say I believe, together we believe - that's the way it should be. I'll help you, you help me, we'll help each other - naturally.
    It is written like as most song are as a poem with a lot of metaphors. Look at the lyrics how it relates to their characters in the movie.
    It is one of my top favorite movies of all time.
    CHERILACROIXEon January 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    I'm pretty sure this is a love song- (as many songs are)
    The words "I love you" however is never mentioned in the song.
    but if you fill it in after each "say you..." "say me..."
    then the song suddenly makes sense.
    The rest of the lyrics allude to love of a deep friendship sort not the carnal lust type.

    Say you
    "i Love you"
    Say me
    "I Love you (too)"
    Say it together, naturally
    "I Love You"


    Tambre2on August 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI like to hear this as a love song (romantic love) but of course its original use in film (1985's WHITE NIGHTS) is intended to describe the platonic love between two close friends I think that this song is about:

    The POWER OF LOVE (whether it be romantic or platonic), that can be so STRONG.

    LIGHT OVER DARK
    What i love is that light over dark theme that recurs:
    the power of love is the light that ALWAYS overcomes
    the dark of doubt, the uncertainty caused by those who lie or masquerade and even the shadow of loneliness

    As for the Chorus, i agree with Tambre 2: I think it is about ADVOCATING to the power of love, we need to actually each and one of us, SAY WE LOVE in order to change things, to clear away all the darkness and replace it with LOVE.
    Makeitmeansomethingon January 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds really dated (it's one of those songs that just screams '80s), but it's a beautiful song.
    Zepfreakon February 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the song, but I don't really understand the meaning..
    What exactly does "Say you, say me" means?
    And why is that "Say it for always" and "Say it together, naturally"?
    And how can a masquerade be played? Maybe it has different meaning in the 80s?

    Ah,I'm too stupid to figure it out.Hope someone can answer me.

    My favorite lines in the song:
    " As we go down life's lonesome highway,
    Seems the hardest thing to do
    Is to find a friend or two
    That helping hand,
    Someone who understands "
    ycmmduzkon April 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i agree with Tambre2, makes sense. love this song
    anima69316on April 02, 2011   Link

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