"Hi" as written by Hyung Bin Lim, Sung Jin N Park, Ji Eum ...
If you are wasting your life, say hi
If you are alone tonight, say hi
If you wish he should die, say hi, hi-hi, hi-hi
If you have a hole in your head, say hi
If you have a stitch in your wrist, say hi
If, when you look at the sky, it is black and shredded

A sliver of bone could get caught in your throat; well, silence is golden
A shot of bone sticking out of your arm; well, blood is beautiful
If your curtain is closed, and you are still standing behind it
If there is a rag in your mouth; broken glass will shine for with the moon
If your body has quit and you forgo residing in it
[rat feces litter the tongue]; broken hearts will shine for with the moon

If you have eaten it all, say hi
If your bra is on fire, say hi
If your bed is a living hell, say hi, hi-hi, hi-hi
If you don't know what to say, say hi
If you have poked out your eyes, say hi
If, when you open your arms, Ferdinand gores you in the chest!

Have you seen your face as of late? The hippopotamus is beloved;
Half a crocodile hanging out of its mouth with the village rejoicing
If your curtain is closed, yet you are still standing behind it
If there is a bomb in your mouth; broken glass will shine for with the moon
If your body is wrong and you regret residing in it
Jack razor-bladed your throat; broken hearts will shine for with the moon


Lyrics submitted by arighost

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    General CommentThis is thematically a really archetypical Xiu Xiu song for the most part. Definitely about misery and loneliness and self hatred/self harm. I'm curious, however, about the lines, "Have you seen your face as of late? The hippopotamus is beloved;
    Half a crocodile hanging out of its mouth with the village rejoicing"... they feel distinctly metaphorical in some sense but i can't really place them. anyone else have any particular interpretations of those lines?
    arighoston January 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about omegle !

    "You're now chatting with a random stranger. Say hi!"
    SLAVE4Uon January 30, 2012   Link

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