"Of Greetings And Goodbyes" as written by and Simon Hopkinson Christopher Harriott....
Now ending discreetly, just like a hidden sin
As I go under please tuck me in
Make me invisible
This hidden explosion calls for a wandering cast with no direction
Enter all monsters let us twist another fairy tale

(Whoa whoa)
Go kill the lights, we'll glow till morning comes
(Then we go under)
(Whoa whoa)
I'll say goodnight and bow to everyone
Then we go under

The beauties are sleeping as fruit just rots away
Today go hungry, let it begin
Make me invincible
There was a weeping I carried down today, a sigh worth keeping
Deep within divinity let's star another secret show

(Whoa whoa)
Go kill the lights, we'll glow till morning comes
(Then we go under)
(Whoa whoa)
I'll say goodnight and bow to everyone

No need to worry it is just another monster
No need to fear here in the secret show
No need to worry I am just another monster
In you, I'll see me, in the secret show

(Whoa whoa)
Go kill the lights, we'll glow till morning comes
(Then we go under)
(Whoa whoa)
I'll say goodnight and bow to everyone

(Whoa whoa)
Go kill the lights, we'll glow till morning comes
(Whoa whoa)
I'll say goodnight and bow to everyone



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"Of Greetings and Goodbyes" as written by Simon Hopkinson Christopher Harriott

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    General Commentthis song sounds like it's about a dream to me. dreams are an oasis within our lives in which we can escape just for a few precious moments from reality. In dreams we are not bound by any standards or rules and can even find others that relate to us. besides being about the nature of dreams in general, i think this song is saying that no matter what you should always dream--it can be very inspiring and gives you a break from your everyday life.
    articia678on May 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hate to break it to everyone who is searching for " a deeper soul clensing" within this song. Davey is speaking of how noone is perfect and we are all monsters in one way or another. He is speaking to a woman he is trying to have sex with. just a few lines " hidden explosion, glow till morning, go under, deep within divinity" he also speaks of the "fruit". Basically, he is convincing her to sleep with him because he is no worse than the other monsters of her past
    teefly6on May 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like a song about a little kid afraid to go to sleep becuz hes afraid of monsters. what do i know though.
    A.Fire.Insideon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnoooo, no no no NO. This song isn't about dreaming or sleep. It's about the world man. The world, is just a "show" and nobody realizes it. Days of our lives (shitty soap opera) go by, and it's a "show" and it's not very pleasant...I could go on forever, I won't.
    kiefy24on July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with Kiefy here...I think in referrng to the "show" Davey is talking about the world. or life. It's all one big stage to do with it,what we like. But I also think that davey is a very deep person and no one can really understand what he is saying except him. But we can take things and give them our own meaning.
    I_Dream_Of_Wakingon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this song is about how life is just like a stage. This is a great AFI song.
    Madcappunkon August 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with kiefy too. This song is very good. :D Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    BarCodeSoldieron August 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think and I may be wrong here........but I think that this song COULD be about the gothic/punk scene.
    "Enter all monsters" the fans

    "Go kill the lights, we'll glow till morning comes" Those who have been to an AFI show could prolly relate to this
    Then there is all the other stuff about bowing to everyone, and staring in a "secret show" as in the show being small and the media not advertising it or promoting it
    "In you Ill see me" Davey may be saying that he knows how is music effects people..... thats what I think the song may be about.....but it could have multiple meanings as alot of daveys songs do......but its a fucking kickass song.......AFI fucking kicks ass
    Skankin'InThePiton August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just a good song, simple as that. :crazy:
    InTylerWeTruston September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentany spanish majors here? doesn't the line "they go hungry" sound like "tengo hambre" when sung? funny little misconception, but that would be the reason i looked up this song.
    akissej55on April 25, 2003   Link

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