Originally written and recorded by English synthpop duo Soft Cell in 1981, Say Hello Wave Goodbye was covered by David Gray in 1999 and included on his album White Ladder. In 2001 it was released as the fifth single from the album.
Standin' at the door of the Pink Flamingo cryin' in the rain,
It was a kind of so-so love
And I'm gonna make sure it doesn't happen again,
You and I had to be the standing joke of the year,