Wavin' Bye To The Train Or The Bus
Arctic Monkeys Lyrics


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Oh baby, I'm wanting to do you a swap
I'll give you anything, yeah
In return for the noises you've got
And I can see you want to be attended to
Just count to twenty-nine and I'll attend to you
Oh for sure... well certainly, yeah yeah yeah

Wavin' bye to the train or the bus
I'm ever so worried because...
I don't want to get all forgotten...

So very comfortable..
Don't really need to put up my feet,
And even in fat sam's grand slam,
Can't see it being easier to speak.
when you've karate-kicked your way to someone new
And I'm a memory and don't know what to do
All on his own...
Collecting his dole n' stuff

Wavin' bye to the train or the bus
I'm ever so worried because...
I don't want to get all forgotten...
Cause we know
Yeah, we know-oh-oh-oh
Oh we know, a woah-oh-oh

Don't know where we're going, baby
I s'pose it depends
But even if we're all far apart
We can all come back and all be fine
We'll be able to be together again

Be together again
Be together again
Be together again




...
Everybody will be together again!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Arctic Monkeys song Wavin' Bye To The Train Or The Bus are not like those of a typical love song. The song seems to be about a man who is desperately seeking some attention and wishing to exchange something (probably sexual) for it. The singer offers anything in exchange for the noises his partner makes, which is a clear indication of his intentions. The second verse is about him feeling content and not wanting to move, even though he is well aware that his partner has moved on. He seems to be struggling with the idea of being forgotten.


The chorus of the song is about the singer hoping not to be forgotten, and he doesn't seem to care if it is the train or the bus that he is waving bye to. The song ends with the message of hopefulness and optimism as the singer declares that everybody will be together again.


One possible interpretation of the song is that it is about a man who is desperate for attention and love, and he is willing to exchange material things for it. He is content with his situation, but at the same time, he's afraid of being forgotten. The song seems to be more about loneliness and the desire to be remembered than it is about love.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh baby, I'm wanting to do you a swap
I'm willing to give you something in exchange for what you have


I'll give you anything, yeah In return for the noises you've got
I'll offer you whatever you want in exchange for the sounds you make


And I can see you want to be attended to Just count to twenty-nine and I'll attend to you Oh for sure... well certainly, yeah yeah yeah
I can tell you want attention, just give me a moment and I'll give it to you. I'm confident that I can do it.


Wavin' bye to the train or the bus I'm ever so worried because... I don't want to get all forgotten...
I'm anxious about being forgotten as the train or bus leaves, leaving me behind.


So very comfortable.. Don't really need to put up my feet, And even in fat sam's grand slam, Can't see it being easier to speak. when you've karate-kicked your way to someone new And I'm a memory and don't know what to do All on his own... Collecting his dole n' stuff
I'm so comfortable and at ease. Even in a loud or overwhelming situation I wouldn't find it difficult to express myself. But when you've moved on and I'm left with nothing to do, I'm alone, collecting unemployment benefits.


Cause we know Yeah, we know-oh-oh-oh Oh we know, a woah-oh-oh
We understand, we really do


Don't know where we're going, baby I s'pose it depends But even if we're all far apart We can all come back and all be fine We'll be able to be together again
I'm uncertain about the future and where it will take us, but even if we end up far apart, we can still reunite and everything will be okay.


Be together again Be together again Be together again ... Everybody will be together again!
We'll all be reunited once more and everything will be alright.




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@RicardoO.o

Oh baby, I'm wanting to do you a swap
I'll give you anything, yeah
In return for the noises you've got
And I can see you want to be attended to
Just count to twenty-nine and I'll attend to you
Oh for sure... well certainly, yeah yeah yeah
Wavin' bye to the train or the bus
I'm ever so worried because...
I don't want to get all forgotten...

So very comfortable..
Don't really need to put up my feet
And even in fat sam's grand slam
Can't see it being easier to speak
When you've karate-kicked your way to someone new
And I'm a memory and don't know what to do
All on his own...
Collecting his dole n' stuff

Wavin' bye to the train or the bus
I'm ever so worried because...
I don't want to get all forgotten...
Cause we know
Yeah, we know-oh-oh-oh
Oh we know, a woah-oh-oh


Don't know where we're going, baby
I s'pose it depends
But even if we're all far apart
We can all come back and all be fine
We'll be able to be together again

Be together again
Be together again
Be together again
Be together again
Be together again
Be together again

Everybody will be together again!



All comments from YouTube:

@lucycecil5682

"I'll give you anything in exchange for the noises you've got"
exhales lustfully yeah sure

@Prettypaigexxx

LucyRJ Cecil omg.... i gasped

@danielyourestillachad5542

wtf

@rorywhelan_

K

@esteban578

Someone finally put "Beneath the Boardwalk" up again; been waiting months to listen to it. cheers to you mate.

@aunthaumv3711

David Gonzalez from the time u made this comment this was uploaded 5 years ago

@boo5214

@@aunthaumv3711 9 years lmao

@boo5214

@@aunthaumv3711 actually 10

@aunthaumv3711

@@boo5214 well at the time i made the comment it was 5 years ago.

@boo5214

@@aunthaumv3711 yea ik

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