Wednesday, 6 April 2016

E - Everyone Says Hi

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

A more traditional-sounding rock ballad, "Everyone Says Hi" was recorded at Allaire Studios in New York for Heathen, David Bowie's twenty-second studio album in 2002.  Vocals were done both by Bowie and his friend and producer Tony Visconti.  The B-side for the CD single version was "Safe".

The lyrics are relatively straightforward as the singer laments the sudden departure of a dear friend and asks them to come home if their situation doesn't work out.  It's unclear if Bowie was referring to a real person when he wrote this.

Three versions of the single were released in the UK and two others in Europe.  The B-sides of these were re-recordings of some of Bowie's less familiar 1960s material, such as "Baby Loves That Way" from his days as a member of Davy Jones and the Lower Third.

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