"Hello, Goodbye" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
You say "Yes", I say "No".
You say "Stop" and I say "Go, go, go".
Oh no.
You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".
I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello.

I say "High", you say "Low".
You say "Why?" And I say "I don't know".
Oh no.
You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".
I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
(Hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye.)
I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello".

(Hello, goodbye, hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye. Hello, goodbye.)
Why, why, why, why, why, why, do you
Say "Goodbye, goodbye, bye, bye".
Oh no.
You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".
I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello".

You say "Yes", I say "No".
(I say "Yes", but I may mean "No").
You say "Stop", I say "Go, go, go".
(I can stay still it's time to go).
Oh, oh no.

You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello".
I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello, hello, hello".
I don't know why you say "Goodbye", I say "Hello-wow, oh. Hello".
Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa.
Hela, heba, helloa. (Hela.) Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa.
Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa. Hela, heba, helloa.


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"Hello Goodbye" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +4
    General CommentI think it's about someone who says, "This relationship is OVER," but really it's just starting. :o)
    lookbeyondon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLennon was an idiot? He was by far the most talented Beatle. Consider what songs were written by Paul after the split, I can count the good ones on one hand. John wrote dozens.

    To me, this song is just a happy comedy pop song, and I doubt Paul intended any conotation or anything in this.
    Dangermanon May 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about miscommunication/incompatibility between the sexes.
    Gladiator01on November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is adorably repetitive. very cute
    angeleyes07on March 31, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about the word Aloha. Which means both -------hello and goodbye. If you listen to the end of the song you can hear the chorus saying-- A lah, a lah alo hah--or similar.
    Fingle Nimberson June 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI dont know how any of you can choose a favorite beatle, they were/are all brilliant in so many ways. and sayin lennon was an idiot is just retarded. lennon was a musical genious. No one was the leader of the band, a bands that have leaders arn't successful and break up pretty fast. If anyone was the leader then it was george martin, it was his job to lead the band to success. Choosing a favourite out of a legendary band where everyone write great song is just an impossible task.

    As for the song, very nice to listen to on lsd :D
    i think its just about putting a positive outlook on things. For every time the word "goodbye" is used, the word "hello" is used 3 times. Goodbye isnt a nice word as it represents some1 leaving. The same concept can be said for "yes" and "no" Yes is a word of acceptance, letting something into your life, where as no is pushing something away
    mrmoo232on March 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation
    its about being an open person and not being judgmental..
    amann763on May 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about how two can't match up. No meeting of the whatevers. "Never the twain shall meet"-kinda thing.
    redshiftdazzleron December 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't know what theme Beatles wanted to portray in this song ,but i think it can be looked as in the two ends of life ,the start (hello ) and death or (goodbye) or about any work which somebody leaving and some one else is taking his place .
    shuvadeep1on July 28, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthehe this song is so funny!
    nitegurlon June 03, 2002   Link

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