Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Everyone says 'hi'

Said you'd took a big trip
They said you moved away
Happened oh so quietly, they say

Should've took a picture
Something I could keep
Buy a little frame, something cheap
For you
Everyone says hi

Said you sailed a big ship
Said you sailed away
Didn't know the right thing to say

I'd love to get a letter
Like to know what's what
Hope the weather's good and it's not too hot
For you

Everyone says hi

Don't stay in a sad place
Where they don't care how you are
Everyone says hi

If the money is lousy
You can always come home
We can do the old things
We can do all the bad things
If the food gets you leery
You can always phone
We could do all the good things
We could do it, we could do it, we could do it

Don't stay in a bad place
Where they don't care how you are
Everyone says hi

Everyone says hi

And the girl next door
Everyone says hi

And the guy upstairs
Everyone says hi

And your mum and dad
Everyone says hi

And your big fat dog
Everyone says hi

I heard this rather simple yet lovely Bowie song on the radio the other day, and assumed it was an early piece, but it turns out to be from 2002's Heathen album. (I was pretty much a Bowie completist back in the day but bailed out around the time of Tin Machine.)

And thus, due to the offices of LoveBolts (hat tip John), I could strum it to myself of an evening after Raybs was reported missing and then turned up in Florida.

I think I should play acoustic guitar more often.

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