"Goodnight and Go" as written by and Imogen Jennifer Heap....
Say goodnight and go

Skipping beats, blushing cheeks I am struggling
Daydreaming, bed scenes in the corner café
And then I'm left in bits recovering tectonic tremblings
You get me every time

Why d'ya have to be so cute?
It's impossible to ignore you
Must you make me laugh so much
It's bad enough we get along so well
Say goodnight and go

Follow you home, you've got your headphones on and you're dancing
Got lucky, beautiful shot you taking everything off watch the curtains wide open
Then you fall in the same routine flicking through the TV relaxed and reclining
And you think your alone

Why d'ya have to be so cute?
It's impossible to ignore you
Must you make me laugh so much
It's bad enough we get along so well
Say goodnight and go

One of these days, you'll miss your train and come stay with me
It's always say goodnight and go
We'll have drinks and talk about things, any excuse to stay awake with you
You'll sleep here, I'd sleep there, but then the heating may be down again
At my convenience
We'd be good, we'd be great together.


It's impossible to ignore you
Must you make me laugh so much
It's bad enough we get along so well
Say goodnight and go

Say goodnight and go,
Why's it always always
Goodnight and go
Darling not again
Goodnight and go.


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"Goodnight and Go" as written by Imogen Jennifer Heap

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  • +4
    General CommentDoes anyone else get a stalking vibe from this song?

    "Follow you home, you've got your headphones on and you're dancing
    Got lucky, beautiful shot you taking everything off watch the curtains wide open
    Then you fall in the same routine flicking through the TV relaxed and reclining
    And you think your alone..."

    She follows him home, watches him take his clothes off and relax watching TV through the open curtains. She knows his routine, like she does this on a regular basis. And he thinks he's alone. Just just what I got from it. Great song, even if it is about a stalker.
    bmp0f5on October 05, 2005   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis is what I think it means, due to the fact I relate it to it.
    I think it's about a girl who likes a guy but the guy is in a commited relationship, and even though she tries to stay away she can't help but to go to him more and more which it's why it's bad they get along so well. That's why I think when she says "Say goodnight and go" he says goodnight to her and goes to his girlfriend. That's just what I think...because that's the situation I'm in.
    Zephieon September 14, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just played this song for a girl I've recently started talking to just because she seemed like the Imogen Heap liking type. At the exact moment I made her listen to it I realized why the song seemed to be a little "cooler" than it normally is, y'know?Like its narrating the tension and the thoughts between us.

    Which is bullshit, and I am depressed now because of it.
    Blackmofasa9on February 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhy d'ya have to be so cute?
    It's impossible to ignore you
    Must you make me laugh so much
    It's bad enough we get along so well
    Say goodnight and go

    ^^ i love that part.. its like everyone thinks of that one specail person when she sings it.. everyone can relate =D
    grkanna19on May 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is really sweet. I cant wait to fall in love!!! The lyrics paint such a beautiful picture of love that I can manage to feel what the artist feels when I hear this song and when I sing it!
    Megnificenton June 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthmm...
    What do I think about this song?
    ... one word comes to mind. Crazy? Agree? ... absolutely not romantic or cute.
    "You'll sleep here, I'll sleep there,
    But then the heating may be down again,
    At my convenience. (creepy voice)
    We'd be good, we'd be great together."
    Earlier on in the song, Miss. Heap states that she is starring through a window. This is called a peeping Tom, and is quite illegal. "Got lucky, beautiful shot; you're taking everything off, watch the curtains wide open... And you think you're alone..."
    Ya, this is definetely a healthy, romantic relationship.
    melanieBEANon November 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis chorus is so simple but rings truer than 99% of the songs out there. Its so great because ppl can relate so well to the ideas/feeling being conveyed. The music/harmony + lyrics just paint such a vivid picture. I think its about being blindsided by your feelings for someone who, for whatever reason, is unattainable.
    I know im not alone if feeling it matches my situation perfectly.I have fallen so hard for a good friend of mine, but she is dating another friend. Everything about her is intoxicating, I can't help but smile every time she talks to me. We are so similar and get along effortlessly, but at the end of the day its not my place to tell her.....(for now):)
    Music5kon September 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree with everything that's been said about this being a stalker situation.

    There seems to be a push-pull theme in a few of her songs when it comes to attraction (for example, also in The Walk). She likes this guy, but at the same time she really doesn't want to. She says "it's bad enough we get along so well." And "say goodnight and go" sounds like it could mean that's what they always do, say goodnight and go their separate ways, OR she's asking him to say goodnight and go because she really doesn't want to like him as much as she does and she wants him to go away..

    It's almost like she prefers the day-dream version of him to the real him. And maybe she prefers to stalk him outside his window because it keeps him comfortably at arms' length...she doesn't really want a real relationship with the real person maybe...
    RoundRobinon March 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo many people totally missed the mark, just thinking "it's such a cute song" and I think that they totally underestimate the clever way this song was done. It's a sort of love song, but, as many have pointed out, it grows progressively more into an unhealthy obsession. I don't think she was trying to make any big statement, but it's just her having a little fun. I know this song makes me laugh when I think about it.
    HereticBassiston June 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCute song. Heard it on the OC. when someone just gets you....every time
    IAppreciateJesseon March 20, 2005   Link

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