"Say Hey (I Love You)" as written by and Michael Franti Carl Young....
(This one goes out to you and yours, worldwide)

I say hey, I'll be gone today
But I'll be back all around the way
It seems like everywhere I go
The more I see, the less I know
But I know one thing
That I love you (baby girl)
I love you, I love you, I love you

I've been a lot of places all around the way
I've seen a lot of joy and I've seen a lot of pain
But I don't want to write a love song for the world
I just want to write a song about a boy and a girl

Junkies on the corner always calling my name
And the kids on the corner playing ghetto games
When I saw you getting down, well, I hope it was you
And when I look into your eyes I knew it was true

I say hey, I'll be gone today
But I'll be back all around the way
It seems like everywhere I go
The more I see, the less I know
But I know one thing
That I love you (baby girl)
I love you, I love you, I love you

Now I'm not a highly metaphysical man
But I know when the stars are aligned you can
Bump into a person in the middle of the road
Look into their eyes and you suddenly know

Rocking in the dance hall moving with you
Dancing in the night in the middle of June
My momma told me don't lose you
'Cause the best luck I had was you

I say hey, I'll be gone today
But I'll be back all around the way
It seems like everywhere I go
The more I see, the less I know
But I know one thing
That I love you (baby girl)
I love you, I love you, I love you

And I say, rocking in the dance hall, moving with you
I say, hey momma, hey momma, close to you
Rocking in the dance hall, moving with you
I say, hey poppa, hey poppa, close to you
Rocking in the dance hall moving with you
I say, hey momma, hey momma, close to you
Rocking in the dance hall moving with you
I say, hey momma, hey momma, hey momma, hey momma
Hey momma, hey momma, hey momma, hey momma

My momma told me don't lose you
'Cause the best luck I had was you
And I know one thing
That I love you

I say hey, I'll be gone today
But I'll be back all around the way
It seems like everywhere I go
The more I see, the less I know
I say hey, I'll be gone today
But I'll be back all around the way
It seems like everywhere I go
The more I see, the less I know
But I know one thing
That I love you (baby girl)
I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you

(Rocking in the dance hall moving with you)
(I say, hey poppa, hey poppa)
(Hey momma, hey momma)
(Rocking in the dance hall moving with you)
(Come on, hey poppa, hey poppa)


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"Say Hey" as written by Michael Franti Carl Rogers Young

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  • +2
    General CommentProbably one of the happiest love songs ever written! It's chemistry 101!
    sexAFTERsixon March 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song & the video for this song! Just makes me want to dance in the streets on a nice warm day :)
    Thursdayloveon April 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjust a really nice happy song about a boy and a girl
    analu1122on April 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel that this song is about a random chance of fate allowing you to run into the love of your life in
    the most random of places. Having ignored the chance encounter at face value, you left the place of meeting>
    Only to come to your senses after the fact and allowing yourself to return to that place you met in hopes you
    can get lightning to strike twice.
    SirBoosington28on May 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was on Weeds and it was so cute.
    brighteyes304on June 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti know i saw it on weeds too, and i instantly loved the song.
    amazing.
    Kate[tcf]luv[tbs]on June 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome! When I think about this song, my feelings are:

    This is a song that boils it all down to the basics: I love you, I love you, I love you

    It's a song that, to me, focuses the attention on loving others.

    The first verse is actually kind of strange, if you think about it:

    I say hey, I be gone today
    But I be back around the way
    Seems like everywhere I go
    The more I see, the less I know
    But I know one thing, that I love you
    I love you, I love you, I love you

    "Hey, I'm gone but I'll be back" sounds like an apology. And then the rest of the verse is so humble (When I travel, it just reinforces my sense that I'm ignorant).

    Why so humble and apologetic? And then, shortly after:

    "But I don't want to write a love song for the world
    I just want to write a song about a boy and girl"

    So, it's a regret that love is so complicated, and that he would even need to write a song encouraging people to love other people, other nations, since that should be a/the guiding philosophy all the time
    auntiebembemon July 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    MemoryReminds me of how I met my amazing girlfriend...freshmen econ class with over 800 students in it. One in a million and just perfect.
    VikingMikeon September 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is so cute and fun! I love it.
    THis is an ultimate "feel-good" song.
    I love you
    i love you
    i love you
    the part in the video were the
    grandpa kisses the babies
    head is SO SWEET!
    Udahoon October 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti typically hate popular sings, but i LOVE IT!

    one of few new popular songs i actually like.
    Slipperywhenwet5on April 17, 2010   Link

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