The White Stripes: We're Going To Be Friends Meaning
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Song Released: 2002
We're Going To Be Friends Lyrics
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, book and pens
i can tell that we are gonna be friends
walk with me, suzy lee
through the park, by the tree
we will rest upon the...
anonymous May 30th, 2013 5:40pm report
I always like to think about the song as the story of life.
"hear the yell" - birth
Then he talks about living and making friends with no worries at all, up until the teacher:
"teacher marks our height against the wall" and "Teacher thinks that I sound funny but she likes the way you sing" - the teacher is a metaphor for society, and it's judging, categorizing; the beginnings of discrimination and prejudices.
"we don't notice any time pass, we don't notice anything" is the monotomy of the adult life and the quick time passage
Now the bed and sleeping is the end of life - death. "Tonight I'll dream while I'm in bed when silly thoughts go through my head about the bugs and alphbet" - at the end, thinking about his youth and his life
"And when I wake tommorow I'll bet that you and I will walk together again" - hope for a life after death, perhaps heaven
But then again, this is my interpretation
anonymous Aug 5th, 2008 8:57pm report
It's about the days when everything was simple, like when you were a child. There wasn't fighting and wars and arguments that we deal with as young adults and adults. Being a kid isn't complex at all, your involved in school and relationships with other people and that's really it.
anonymous Sep 18th, 2019 9:17am report
I’m doing a project in school where I have to write a script for a little play using song lyrics so I chose this song and used it in a way where the weird kid in school tries to be friends with someone who’s “too cool” for him. But in the end, they sit side by side in every class and we’re friends.
anonymous Jul 5th, 2018 7:46pm report
i think the meaning of the song is when he was a child and every thing was simple and there was a girl that he bonded with and he knew they were going to be friends
anonymous Feb 15th, 2018 2:01am report
I think the song is about the the kind of love that develops completely organically. The kind that you just know is the real thing and founded on the fundamental part of any love...friendship.
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