"Glad to Know You" as written by Ian Robins Dury and Charles Jeremy Jankel....
You wandered in upon my life
And haven't lost me yet
Said the turkey to the carving knife
"what you give is what you get"
A fresh and lovely summers day
We thought would never end
Said the bloodhound to the stag at bay
"I thought you were my friend"

I thought you are my friend
Glad to know you, and by way of welcome
Pleased to meet you

We laugh and cry as lovers will
And howl at many moons
Said the waiter as he wrote the bill
"please return the spoons"
As hand in hand we wander on
Through life's own wondrous maze
Said robin hood to little john
"there must be other ways"

There must be other ways
Glad to know you, a way of saying welcome
Pleased to meet you
Pleased to meet you

We rest and kissed and talked and strolled
A very precious hill
Said knife and fork to sausage roll
"it's pinky in the middle"
And thus it seems come rain and shine
The patience still unfolds
Said the pike upon the angler's line
"I wish that I could talk"

I wish that I could talk
Glad to know you, and you're very welcome
Pleased to meet you

I wish that I could talk
Glad to know you, a way of saying welcome
Pleased to meet you
Pleased to meet you

We rest and kissed and talked and strolled
A very precious hill
Said knife and fork to sausage roll
"it's pinky in the middle"
And thus it seems come rain and shine
The patience still unfolds
Said the pike upon the angler's line
"I wish that I could talk"

I wish that I could talk
Glad to know you, and you're very welcome
Pleased to meet you

I wish that I could talk
Glad to know you, and you're very welcome
Pleased to meet you

I wish that I could talk

I wish that I could talk
Glad to know you, and you're very welcome
Pleased to meet you


Lyrics submitted by moulin.rouge2001, edited by corneliusdelro

"Glad to Know You" as written by Charles Jankel Ian Dury

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    Song MeaningThis is a pretty clever little song. It's actually about betrayal, and discovering who a person really is. "I thought you were my friend", "There must be other ways" and "I wish that I'd been told" all are what would be frustrated statements under normal circumstances, but by adding "glad to know you" and "pleased to meet you", there's a kind of cynical humor there. It's like, "yep, you screwed me over, in ways I never imagined, in fact, I'm only now seeing who you really are. Pleased to meet you!"
    corneliusdelroon December 31, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what this song sounds like but I've heard the cover by Kitty Grant. I think she just repeats the chorus a lot. Great song though. Song about... gratitude? Nice people? xS
    InnocentBystanderson January 17, 2009   Link

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