Hello, Goodbye

It’s Paul McCartney’s birthday today. I love Paul McCartney. It’s also Wednesday and if there’s one thing I need on a Wednesday, other than beer or wine earlier than I needed them on Tuesday, it’s something distracting and preferably a bit silly to keep the mind ticking over and to act as a shot in the arm to get me through to the weekend.

I’ll get a little bit of historical blurb in first, just to pad this out a tad.

“A song about everything and nothing,” ‘Hello, Goodbye’ was the Beatles’ first release after the death of manager Brian Epstein. Its B-side, much to John Lennon’s annoyance, was ‘I Am the Walrus’. It was Christmas Number One in the UK in 1967, and spent the longest time at the top of the singles charts since ‘She Loves You’ in 1963 (seven weeks; three in the US).

So what if Rolling Stone magazine felt there are 99 better Beatles songs? Maybe there are. I love its simplicity and multitude of percussion instruments (there are bongos, congas and maracas). It’s classic upbeat McCartney and a song fans across the world could always sing along to.

The working title was ‘Hello, Hello’, but that would have taken approximately half the fun out of this post.

So, if you haven’t guessed where this is going today: songs with ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ in the lyric, please (it doesn’t have to be the title). Here are five of each for you to identify and there are loads more of these, loads and loads and loads, so you ought to hang your head in shame if you can’t think of at least five of each so that we can all play along into Thursday and even beyond.

Bonus points for remembering songs with both ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ in the lyric. Gary Glitter songs, for obvious reasons, are not allowed.

“‘Cause a mouse’s stomach
Could never get big enough to hold a streetcar
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye”

“Hello, Detroit auto-worker
Let me thank you for your time”

“While I laughed, I wondered whether
I could wave goodbye
Knowing that you’d gone”

“Hello – hurrah!
I hope rain stops play”

“Holding up their rifles high
Holding their young wives who wave goodbye”

“Hello, I know that you’ve been feeling tired
I bring you love”

“Goodbye daughters of the revolution
Open your eyes and see your solution”

“Zelda lays up the track sheet
Hello, hello”

“Goodbye to all the past
I guess that we’ll meet
We’ll meet in the end”

“Hello, Uptown
Hello, Downtown
Hello, Midtown”

90 comments

  1. Pavlov

    Wow!!! Quick glance tells me there is something in here for every ear … Alabama, Sepultura. 😮 A lot I’m not sure about …

  2. Pavlov

    And since we are multicultural …

    “So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night.
    I hate to go and leave this pretty sight.
    So long, farewell auf wiedersehen, adieu
    Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you.”

  3. Paul Sexton

    Camel – The Long Goodbye
    Leaving Of Liverpool – Trad…fare thee well is a goodbye!!..of course.

    • FEd

      Used so many times by Bob Dylan, so bonus points for that.

      One of my favourites of his is ‘Don’t Think Twice (It’s Alright)’:

      “Goodbye is too good a word, babe
      So I’ll just say, fare thee well”

    • Paul Sexton

      Hi FEd..Gillian and I went down to Carnlough today, which is only about 20 minutes away from us and this is what they have on the way in and out which fits neatly in with Hello and Goodbye..thought you’d like it!

      ..Cheers, Paul

  4. Pavlov

    This was a popular favourite in my household when my son was a toddler.

    Pink Floyd – Goodbye Blue Sky/Goodbye Cruel World/Comfortably Numb
    David Gray – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
    Alice Cooper – Hello, Hooray
    Electric Light Orchestra – Telephone Line
    Aerosmith – Another Last Goodbye
    Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart) – Queen
    The Doors – Hello I Love You
    Elton John – the obvious Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and of course Candle in the Wind a.k.a. “Goodbye Norma Jean”
    The Manhattans – Kiss and Say Goodbye
    Leonard Cohen – Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye (I so wish that So Long, Marianne had been “goodbye …” for just this post)
    Bob Dylan – If You See Her, Say Hello

  5. Tim_c

    Didn’t see that coming Fed!

    For such a vast topic, I think the most revealing (and potentially humiliating) thing to do is to throw out the first Hellos and Goodbyes that spring to mind … the ones you quote have properly foxed me and I shalln’t resort to Google.

    So ..

    “Hello Darkness, my Old friend” (memorably sung by Neil the Hippy in the Young Ones – RIP Rik)
    “Hello, is it me you’re looking for …?”
    “Hello, I love you won’t you tell me your name?”

    “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
    “Goodbye cruel world, I’m leaving you today”
    “Goodbye, Michelle, it’s hard to die, when all the birds are singing in the sky”

    The mandatory Radiohead one for you Fed … “This is my way of saying goodbye, because I can’t do it face to face”

    Oh and Goodbye Spain …

    • Michèle

      “Goodbye, Michelle, it’s hard to die, when all the birds are singing in the sky”

      Of course you made me curious, Tim. 😉

      So I ‘googled’ the line, found it was from ‘Seasons In The Sun’ by Terry Jacks, had a look on YouTube and just recognised the music of the (awful, to my mind) ‘Le Moribond’ de Jacques Brel! 😮

      But there’s no ‘Michelle’ in Brel’s lyrics… Phew… 😀

  6. Suzy Smith

    Another fun and interactive blog FEd. Can not wait to see what other bloggers post and their answers to your “hello/goodbye” verses.

    I have come up with a few verses that have “hello/goodbye” in them. I sure like “hello” better than “goodbye” but, unfortunately, seems there are a lot more with ” goodbye”. I agree with Mr. McCartney about the world needing “silly little love songs”. Makes it a happier place.

    I am assuming that I do not list the title or artist of the song, just the lyrics. So here it goes:

    “Hello, I love you
    Won’t you tell me your name
    Let me jump in your game…”

    “Hello darkness, my old friend
    I’ve come to talk with you again…”

    “Hello sunshine
    (hello)
    So glad to see you sunshine
    Hello Sunshine
    (hello)
    It’s been dark for a very long time…”

    “I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
    But the dawn is breaking it early morn..”

    “Never say goodbye, never say goodbye
    Holdin’ on, we got to try, holdin’ on to never say goodbye…”

    “Hello Hello is there anybody in there…”

    “Goodbye blue sky
    Goodbye blue sky
    Goodbye blue sky…”

    “Goodbye cruel world
    I’m leaving you today…”

  7. Suzy Smith

    I hope that Mr. McCartney will have a joyous Birthday surrounded by love for all the years to come…

  8. Groovyjuve

    Who can forget Jerry Lee Lewis’s Hello Baby on Chantilly Lace? That’s such a big one that it can stand alone! Goodbye Fed!

  9. lorraine

    I love him too.

    He brought a pipe band to Hampden to perform ‘Mull of Kintyre’. The man is a god. Come September I hope we adopt it as our new National Anthem. 🙂

  10. Tim_c

    For some reason the following has popped into my mind

    “I’ll say goodbye to love, no-one even cares if I should live or die”

    This may be (delete as appropriate)

    a) because it’s true
    b) This is arguably the least M.O.R. usage of Karen’s wonderful voice
    c) That’s one cracking guitar outro ….

  11. KenF

    Throwing down the gauntlet time again.

    You say Goodbye, I’ll say Hello.

    (Hello) Again – Neil Diamond
    (Hello) Buddy – Tremeloes
    (Goodbye) Cruel World – Shakespeare’s Sister
    (Hello) Dolly – Louis Armstrong
    (Goodbye)-ee – Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
    (Goodbye) From The Start – Alpha Rev
    (Goodbye) Girl – Squeeze
    (Hello) Happiness – Drifters
    (Hello) I Am Your Heart – Bette Bright
    (Goodbye) Jimmy Goodbye – Ruby Murray
    (Hello) Kitty – Avril Lavigne
    (Hello) Lover – Empires
    (Hello) Muddah, Hello Faddah – Allan Sherman
    Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye – Steam
    (Goodbye) Old Friend – The Devil Makes Three
    (Hello) Pretty Ladies – Stu Stevens
    Queen Latifah – Hello Stranger
    (Hello) Romance – DJ Antoine
    (Goodbye) Stranger – Supertramp
    (Goodbye) To Love – Carpenters
    Hello – U2
    (Goodbye) Venice – Joe Dolan
    (Hello) World – Tremeloes
    (Goodbye) Xbox 360 – Brysi
    (Hello) Young Lovers – Paul Anka
    (Hello) Zepp – Charlie Clouser

    • FEd

      (Hello) Muddah, Hello Faddah – Allan Sherman

      Brilliant. Bonus points a-plenty for you, Ken.

  12. Tim_c

    I’m no great fan of the 1980’s but this one from Soft Cell is not only “On the Money” but in hindsight rather a fine song …

    “Take your hands off me, please
    I don’t belong to you, you see
    Take a look in my face for the last time
    I never knew you, You never knew me
    Say hello, goodbye.

    Say hello and wave goodbye”

  13. Pavlov

    All of these have hello, goodbye or both somewhere …

    Genesis – Many too Many (from the much over-looked …And Then There Were Three…)
    Mungo Jerry – Hello Nadine
    Def Leppard – Hello America
    Roxette – The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye
    Jimmy Cliff – Hello Sunshine
    Cliff Richard – Goodbye Sam Hello Samantha (an awful song that was)
    Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby 😉
    Stone Temple Pilots – Hello, It’s Late

    So sorry to do this to everyone again –
    Ramases – Hello Mister

    Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (“Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello!”)
    Everly Brothers – Bye Bye love

    “Say goodbye to a tangerine sky
    Say hello, say hello to tomorrow
    When you say goodbye to a tangerine sky
    You lose your pain
    Lose your fear
    Lose your sorrow”

    • FEd

      Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit (“Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello, how low? Hello, hello, hello!”)

      Oh, Nirvana. Can you believe that it’s been twenty years since Kurt Cobain died? Where are the years going?

      Bonus points for you, Pavlov. There can’t be many songs with more hellos in.

  14. ash

    “As I am strolling down the garden path,
    I saw a flower glowing in the dark.
    It looked so pretty and it was unique;
    I had to bend down just to have a peek.”

    “I really miss you, I really miss your mind
    I haven’t heard ideas like that in such a long, long time”

    “Any social occasion, it’s hello, how do you do
    All those introductions, I never miss my cue
    So before a question, so before a doubt
    My hand moves out”

    “After all
    the sin we’ve had
    I was hopin’ that
    we’d turn bad”

    “Bye bye love
    Bye bye sweet caress
    Hello emptiness
    I feel like I could die
    Bye bye my love, goodbye”

    Can I have double points for that one Fed? I’ve never asked for double points before and I know everyone will know the song but I’ve also cleverly linked it between hellos and goodbyes (cleverly, get it? :)) )

    “Goodbye my love, goodbye my love
    Though I love you truly
    It was meant to be
    That I’d lose your love
    Goodbye my love, goodbye”

    “You’re beautiful beyond words
    You’re beautiful to me
    And you could make me cry
    Never say goodbye”

    “Now is the time to say Goodbye
    Now is the time to yield a sigh (yield it, yield it)
    Now is the time to wend our waaaayeeeeee
    Until we meet again
    Some sunny day.”

    “We’ll say goodbye to flesh and blood”

    “I’ve been knocked down, stood up, all in the name of goodbyes
    I’ve been locked down, beat up, all in the name of goodbyes
    Mmmmmm
    And I don’t mind stealing the last kiss before I die”

    ash

    • ash

      To put everyone out of their misery (and me out of mine waiting to see who gets the answers):

      Hello Old Friend by Eric Clapton
      Hello It’s Me by Lou Reed
      I Have The Touch by Peter Gabriel
      Cowgirl In The Sand by Neil Young (yes, Pavlov)
      Bye Bye Love by The Everly Brothers (and again)
      Goodbye My Love by The Searchers
      Never Say Goodbye by Bob Dylan
      Goodbye by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore
      Here Comes The Flood by Peter Gabriel
      Last Kiss by Joe Bonamassa

      ash 🙂

  15. Michèle

    I had to choose between watching the Uruguay-England game and trying to identify your ten songs. Guess what I chose? 😀

    It was very, very hard to identify your songs. I had to cheat, as always…

    “Tricher n’est pas jouer”, so I won’t post them, it wouldn’t be fair.

    Well, just three? 🙂

    1 – ‘Why Oh Why’ – Woody Guthrie (1944? really? 😮 )
    4 – ‘The Eton Rifles’ – The Jam
    6 – ‘Deeper Understanding’, Kate Bush

    I noticed thrash metal bands, and also that many of the songs were revolutionary songs, or at least about social class differences, class conflicts, but maybe it’s just me.

    Now, one for you to identify, please:

    “Hello and fond farewell my dear
    I hope you hear this nice and clear
    Our love is unconditional
    Our hate is yours to feed upon

    If you need a clue (but of course you don’t), the last line of the song is a quotation from Albert Camus.

    Viva Fidel! 😉

    And Viva Suarez! (Sorry, Tim. 😀 )

    • Tim_c

      Oh we have no problem with Suarez …. after all the England defenders like nothing better than to stand and watch him score the goal.

  16. Pavlov

    Can’t forget this: 😀

    “Hello?”
    “Yes?”
    “Is that Charlie?”
    “Yes”
    “Hello Charlie”
    “Great”

  17. Pavlov

    Here’s one to guess …

    “Bluesy Monday is the one day that they come here,
    When they haunt me and taunt me in my cage.
    I mock them all, they’re feelin’ small, they got no answer
    They’re playin’ dumb but I’m just laughing as they rage
    Don’t arrange to have me sent to no asylum
    It’s only a game I play for fun
    I’ve been foolin’ everyone – everyone.”

  18. Damian Cunningham

    Having just returned from working in Southampton all last week, I should like to write a song.

    Goodbye Southampton, you made me cry
    And I’ll never know or understand why
    You’re all so rude and very mean.

    So true about the south of England. Very unfriendly people. Was so glad to get back to Cumbria. Helloooooo the north.

  19. Michèle

    Would you like to say something before you leave?
    Perhaps you’d care to state exactly how you feel.
    We say goodbye before we’ve said hello.

    Written, composed, sung by _______ ?

    I love it – and him. 🙂

  20. laterr

    (Maybe cheating a little?) just to see if you would give me some points Fed:

    “Hello? Listen, I think I’ve got it. Okay, listen it’s a HaHa!” (“The Final Cut”).

    • Pavlov

      Have to agree FEd … extremely underrated. I especially love the title track.

  21. Andrew

    Perfect topic for me to pop in and simply say;

    “Hello–how are you
    Have you been alright, through all those lonely nights,
    That’s what I’d say, I’d tell you everything,
    If you’d pick up that telephone.”

    Telephone Line by ELO of course.

    Hope all is well.

    Thanks.
    Andrew

  22. Andrew

    “Hello”
    “Hello…this is the United States calling are we reaching?”
    Click

    LOL….

    Thanks.

    Andrew

  23. ash

    ” You give your hand to me
    And then you say hello ”

    ” You give your hand to me,
    And then you say goodbye ”

    Both from the same song.

    ash

  24. Suzy Smith

    Wondering if “Hey You” would count as hello? David/Pink Floyd say it in some songs.

    My sister greeted me with a “Hey You” since the day I arrived on the planet till the last time I got to be with her. Seems it is a “Hello” but it is not the actual word. So did not mention the wonderful songs that David/Pink Floyd have created that use that phrase.

    What amazes me is all the excellent songs that David/Pink Floyd have created that I have never heard. David is my favorite musician so I try to hear all I can that he has done. Although I do not have the funds to buy everything that he has produced or been part of; if I could I would.

    Last Sunday, Acoustic Storm had the song “Summer of ’68”. First I have ever heard it. Naturally it was a good song.

    Another song that I had never heard of but came across the lyrics a few months ago is “Love on the Air”. I would enjoy hearing it. I love the lyrics! What CD would it be on? I would like to buy it.

    Also, a very important and happy event is coming up in my life this September. My youngest son is getting married to the love of his life. He has asked me what song should be played for the son/mother dance. I am at a lost trying to figure out an appropriate song. (I love David/Pink Floyd but do not think “Mother” would be appropriate, hoping I did not put my fears into my sons life’s, but probably did to some extent.) There seems to be many songs for daughters/fathers expressing the love, worry, and pride of bringing forth a little bundle of joy and guiding them to become a responsible, kind, caring, and loving adult (hoping to do the best one can do). Then to start a life with the one they love. And how the parent hopes the best of everything for the couple as they start their journey together. Would like to find a song with those sentiments but for son/mother.

    Hoping it is not rude for me to ask for your help FEd in regards to song possibilities. But you know of music. So I figured if any one would know of possibilities it would be you or the bloggers that frequent this site.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. As it is a day of great importance and will be an emotional day.

    Thank you…

    • FEd

      Right, bloggers, what do we think? (I’m at a loss, to be honest.)

      Many congratulations to your son and his wife-to-be.

      P.S. ‘Love On the Air’ is from David’s second solo album, 1984’s About Face, which was remastered and reissued in 2006.

    • Andrew

      I agree that “Mother” would not be appropriate.

      I don’t know about a mother/son song but his new wife could possibly request, “There’s No Way Out of Here.”

      Thanks.

      Andrew

    • Pavlov

      This is indeed an auspicious occasion …

      I suppose it largely depends on whether you’re looking for something slow, soothing and contemplative or more upbeat … is it going to be a slow dance or a ‘boogie’? Serious or tongue-in-cheek?

      This (Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd) has always been a brilliant mother/son ‘narrative’. Shinedown’s cover of it a few years ago was honorable but it’s not really “danceable” [is that even a word?]

      Aerosmith’s I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing is also great for weddings but might be more ‘love song’ inclined.

      Extreme’s More Than Words.

      Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2U (???)

      So much humour here (Supertramp, My Kind of Lady).

      I’m sure we’ll all be able to steer you toward something you’ll both enjoy on that special day.

    • KenF

      Right, bloggers, what do we think?

      Suzy, congratulations on your youngest son’s forthcoming marriage.

      You’re right, it’s tricky finding a song which encompasses the mother/son relationship, which ties in with the importance and emotions of such a special day for both you and your son.

      I can perhaps give you a few tunes here, to ponder (No! Don’t worry, it’s not an A to Z this time).

      Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
      You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder

      Not strictly Mother/Son I know, being as they’re male vocalists, but the sentiments conveyed could be relevant.

      As for female vocals, with leanings towards the possibilities you’re seeking, I’ve come up with a few options you might want to consider:

      All The Love In The World – Dionne Warwick
      Baby, I Love You – The Ronettes
      Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor

      Or perhaps Adele – Someone Like You (from Later with Jools Holland) – not strictly parent/child related lyrics, but the sentiment relates (in a way) to the next chapter in all your lives. With almost 372 MILLION hits on YouTube, for the ‘official’ version, it has emotive meanings for multitudes of people.

      Anyway, just my thoughts, as requested, seeing as FEd was at a loss.

    • ash

      Been thinking about this for days then an ad came on the TV and I thought, “That’s it!!!” The ad was for nappies for babies and of course there are babies dancing to the song. I just thought it was fitting and fun for a mother and child . . . AND it’s a great dance tune.

      Let’s Dance – Chris Montez

      ash 🙂

    • Pavlov

      How about a medley Suzy … this one looks like a ton of fun and with the element of surprise!

  25. Pavlov

    Completely off-topic and specifically for Tim based on today’s chat …

    Pigments of My Imagination

    Hot-cocoa consolation on an icy-morn,
    lantern-glow through London pea-soup fog,
    promised-day pierces concrete fingers up to dawn,
    in hushed pagan-brown wintry smog.

    Prelude to peeping picturesque-horizon-green,
    snowdrops bow to crocus, breaking slush in chorus,
    highland-mist flees hidden-sun, hinting-cream,
    jubilee day! Porcelain lenten-rose of helleborus!

    Placid-view, idyllic languid-lavender of lakeland,
    honeysuckling opaline orchard-opulence,
    plum-perfect splendour of pirmavera’s hand
    on polished-pewter plate, to cure my truculence.

    Amo! Amas! Amat! Fiery-Red of passion and anger,
    chiffon-melange of whirling, twirling, swirling jadesheen,
    persian-dance, swaying patina-tints of peacock-plume,
    inca-gold, iris-mauve, periwinkle, primrose-yellow,
    God forbid all flow together,
    To Fearsome India Ink of Lethe!

    • Tim-c

      Thank you very much Pavlov.

      First and foremost what a lovely vivid thing (thing doesn’t really do it justice) to connect your Mum and Son and indeed St Paddy’s in due course.

      There’s a lovely flow and freedom that successfully evokes the mosaic, kaleidoscope nature of stained glass through the prism of an imaginative child’s eye and a proud grandmother’s love. The hyphenated alliteration of colour works very well. Some of the imagery works a little better than others but there’s a joy in the language and a keen eye for the simple beauty of nature within the built environment that makes this indeed, at risk of repetition, a lovely thing. Thank you for sharing it.

  26. Damian Cunningham

    Just watching Bryan Ferry at Glastonbury, and there on bass is Guy really enjoying himself. Magic.

    Damian

    • ash

      I saw that too Damien. 🙂 Hello Guy !

      Did you see the girl sax player ? I thought she was good and as I watched her I thought how lovely she looked, elegant, understated clothing and jewelry, very classy. . . which is exactly what Bryan Ferry exudes. 🙂 (I’m still angry about his fox hunting oaf of a son though, no class whatsoever.)

      The backing singers were great too weren’t they, great fun and having their own party !

      I watched Jake Bugg as well, did you see him Fed ?

      You know what really annoys me about festivals ? That’s all the bands do during the summer. I’d lke to see some of them but they don’t tour. 🙁

      ash

  27. frank

    Happy Dominion Day Canada, Tuesday. We’ll be in the U.K. to celebrate also.

    HELLO everyone here and abroad. Cheerio!!!!!!!

  28. Tim-c

    Just caught the Bryan Ferry set at Glastonbury – to keep it on topic I believe Brian once sung “Well hello there, my, it’s been a long long time” – and I have to say that Guy did a great job in the engine room along with drummer Cherisse Osei – a smooth, funky set with bags of interest – that I recommend you catch on your streaming medium of choice ….

    • tim-c

      To keep it even more on topic, Cherisse is interviewed in Drummer’s World magazine saying how she enjoyed playing on Brian’s new CD and meeting some of the other contributors, listing a certain Mr Gilmour amongst them …. perhaps the old crooner will return the favour and do a duet on David’s next album. 😮

  29. Groovyjuve

    This is totally off the subject, but to use the southern vernacular, this just chaps my ass.

    I don’t know if this news has crossed the big pond, but the Veterans Hospitals are under investigation for falsifying appointment records. Veterans have died waiting for an appointment.

    I tried to make an appointment with my regular doctor for an acute problem and was told I couldn’t be seen until mid September! I can’t afford to go to a private doctor and I have been turned away from the VA without any treatment. If the VA would hire the necessary personnel, there would’t be a problem. Sigh…

    Sorry for ranting, but it’s 3 am and I can’t sleep for worrying how I am going to get through until mid September. Good thing I’m a tough old bird!

  30. ash

    They’re playing Goodbye Baby, Baby Goodbye.

    That one is an old song, can’t believe I still remember the lyrics, (can’t believe I don’t remember what happened yesterday… 😀 )

    ash

  31. Pavlov

    Wishing all fellow American Bloggers a wonderful Independence Day!

    • FEd

      Yes indeed. Happy Fourth of July, everyone.

      And to our Scottish bloggers: soon, soon. 😉

  32. Drew M.

    This is neither here, nor there.

    GoGo Penguin – Murmuration

    Ciao!

  33. Thomas O'Connell

    This has been a great 4th of July weekend for we had our 28th year of the Blues Festival which started on July 3 and ended today (July 6) which is held in Portland, Oregon. The money that is made from this huge Festival goes to the Oregon Food Band to help out the homeless. Last year they made over 1 million dollars and this year I hope that it will do the same. It’s great to be able to help those who are unable to put food on their tables.

    Take Care, Thomas

  34. laterr

    ‘Hey You’, for me, sounds like ‘goodbye’ (if not ‘farewell’) rather than ‘hello’… Or like ‘hello – goodbye – and (hopefully) hello again, fading somewhere in the background of the perception, fading out or fading in (I can’t decide yet; ever can’t)’. I think it’s the best rock song of ever (although I probably can’t understand all the words and senses). The absolute, ultimate rock. And I also like the way the vocal parts are allocated in the song’s performance.

    Maybe ‘Hey Jude’ sounds a bit like ‘hello’. That McCartney’s apparent simplicity (thinking of it, I remember Schubert)! I believe he always wants to try and do not “help them to bury the light”.

    One more ‘goodbye’:

    ‘Ever since you’ve been far away
    I’ve been wanting to fly
    Now I know what you mean to me
    I’m the one who should cry

    And it’s much too late for goodbyes
    Yes it’s much too late for goodbyes’

    – by Lennon. Julian Lennon. 🙂

  35. Suzy Smith

    I wanted to give a heartfelt thank you to you kind bloggers that replied to my request in regards to help in locating a wedding reception, first dance, mother/son dance.

    Ken F., as always your input is wonderful. And your A-Z lists you do are amazing.

    Pavlov, your suggestions are great. Thinking maybe a slow, serious song then joining it with a fun up-beat tune.

    Ash, your suggestion of “Let’s Dance” will be a fun song to have in the music catalog that will be played at the reception.

    Jackie Gunner, your suggestion is a good one and will be included.

    Todd K., your thought on Neil Young – “Here For You” is great.

    Tony Kibble, by giving me the bridal musing web site will be most helpful.

    I was very surprised when I saw so many of you kind bloggers helping me. I can not thank you enough. I was at a loss about it. So all of your suggestions really helped and will be included in the wedding reception. I just need to decide which two will be the mother/son first dance.

    Also Miles August, your response was lighthearted. Hoping my future daughter-in-law will not feel that way. I do believe they have a solid future.

    Hoping I did not miss thanking anyone for I am very grateful for all of your response. Thank you.

  36. Pavlov

    Love how the ‘tweets’ have made their way into The Blog postings — nice touch FEd!!

  37. Pavlov

    Mostly unrelated but there is an extraction of ”bye’ so I thought I could ‘sneak’ it in (not for bonus points obviously 😛 ) … a co-worker has recently welcomed her first grandchild and shared this with me … I burst into tears at Track 4. 🙁

    It must be enchanting through a baby’s ears … ♥♥♥

    • laterr

      I think that ‘music’ is not good for a baby’s health. I mean that version, not original ‘Pink Floyd’.

  38. Suzy Smith

    Pavlov, thank you for the sweet baby tunes from our beloved Pink Floyd. It is so sweet and precious.

    It amazes me how there are so many David Gilmour/Pink Floyd songs that I have no idea exists. There probably is a full list somewhere… FEd, any suggestions where a list could be located? I would have played this for my children if I knew of it. That is if it was available in 1980, 1984, and 1987; depending when it came out.

    When Grandchilren arrive guess what they are going to hear at Grandma’s home.

    During my pregnancies and their struggle to make their debut into the world; I took my Pink Floyd collection with me. Especially “Is there anybody in there?” Comfortably Numb. I do realize it is not a song about a baby. But it was fitting except for the “pin prick”. I was fortunate to be able to do a drug free deliveries.

    So my son’s first out-of-the-womb sounds were that of Pink Floyd.

    • FEd

      It amazes me how there are so many David Gilmour/Pink Floyd songs that I have no idea exists. There probably is a full list somewhere… FEd, any suggestions where a list could be located?

      For convenience, if not always complete accuracy, and as a simple starter, Wikipedia is good for long lists presented clearly within a table.

      Naturally, DavidGilmour.com includes all the information you could ever possibly need to know concerning David’s solo career, including a full discography.

  39. Pete

    I just came across this post today.

    I have one more “hello, goodbye” song to add:

    Yes – Leave It (from 90125):

    “Goodbye goodbye goodbye bad (Ah leave it)
    Hello hello heaven”

    Thanks.