We Are Going to Be Friends

Did you ever see someone and you just knew you wanted to be their friend before even speaking to them? Kind of like love at first sight, but not in a sensual way, but a friendship way? That happened to me twice before. The repeat line of the song, “I can tell that we are going to be friends” gave me that thought, and others, while listening to the radio the other day.

Let me explain.

First, since music is a big part of my life, I thought I would try something new here. My intention was to make a personalized lyrics book, but what good would that do if I couldn’t share the music with others who many not have heard it before.

The first song I want to share is one that I would never have happened upon in my normal course of music intake.  I happen to be listening to Pandora Radio on my computer while I was cleaning my room.  The channels I listen too most frequently are the Bubble Gum Oldies Radio and 60’s Oldies Radio.  By chance I happened to click on a folk radio station.

That’s when The White Strips band was on.  The song was called ‘We Are Going To Be Friends.’ I’m not sure if it was the plucking of the guitar or the voice that reminded me of the Beatles, but I sat down and listened to it, and then immediately went to Amazon to download the song. I thought it was one of the most precious songs I had heard in a long time. Listening to the lyrics, I saw so many things in my mind that was forming my own video for the song. (You can see the band’s official video below)

My first thought was visualing the two children in the video being like Forrest Gump and Jenny.  Other thoughts that came to mind were a young boy who had a crush on a girl classmate, a child who had moved to a new school and was trying to make friends at school. Of course I thought about my own childhood as well.

“We Are Going to Be Friends” written & performed by Jack White & Meg White

Official Lyrics of The White Stripes from the album White Blood Cells   http://whitestripes.com/disco/disco.html

Fall is here, hear the yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we are gonna to be friends
I can tell that we are gonna to be friends

Walk with me, Suzy Lee
through the park and by the tree
we will rest upon the ground
and look at all the bugs we found
then safely walk to school without a sound
safely walk to school without a sound

here we are, no one else
we walked to school all by ourselves
there’s dirt on our uniforms
from chasing all the ants and worms
we clean up and now it’s time to learn
we clean up and now it’s time to learn

Numbers, letters, learn to spell
nouns, and books, and show and tell
at playtime we will throw the ball
back to class, through the hall
teacher marks our height against the wall
teacher marks our height against the wall

And we don’t notice any time pass
we don’t notice anything
we sit side by side in every class
teacher thinks that I sound funny
but she likes the way you sing

Tonight I’ll dream while in my bed
when silly thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphabet
and when I wake tomorrow I’ll bet
that you and I will walk together again
cause I can tell that we are gonna to be friends
Yes I can tell that we are gonna to be friends

Video here ———> http://whitestripes.com/video/video.html


We Are Going To Be Friends



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