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The Dandy Warhols — We Used To Be Friends
Album: Welcome To The Monkeyhouse
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1514









Released: 2003
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
A long time ago
We used to be friends
But I haven't thought of you lately at all
If ever again
A greeting I send to you
Short and sweet, to the soul I intend

Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah

Come on now honey
Bring it on bring it on yeah
Just remember me when
You're good to go

Come on now sugar
Bring it on bring it on yeah
Just remember me when...

It's something I said
Or someone I know
Or you called me up
Maybe I wasn't home
Now everybody needs some time
And everybody knows
The rest of it's fine
And everybody knows

Come on now sugar
Bring it on bring it on yeah
Remember me when
You're good to go

Come on now honey
Bring it on bring it on yeah
Just remember me when
We used to be friends
A long time ago
We used to be friends
A long time ago
We used to be friends
A long time ago
We used to be friends
Yeah

Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah

A long time ago
We used to be friends
But I haven't thought of you lately at all
If ever again
A greeting I send to you
Short and sweet, to the soul I intend

We used to be friends
A long time ago
We used to be friends
A long time ago
We used to be friends
A long time ago
We used to be friends

Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah
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Can't say why but each time I start swinging on my chair when I hear this one. Love IT!
oh come on guys...Veronica Mars?
Are we still friends sugar?      Easy POP 9
what a fun song   {#Music}
{#Bananapiano}
First time I've heard this on RP......sudden urge to re-watch 'Veronica Mars'.
Currently binge watching 'House of Lies' though.....would my brain withstand the Kristen Bell good girl / bad girl dichotomy !!? 
{#Roflol}
 ziggytrix wrote:

She's fun on The Good Place. I just read that NBC ordered a second season too. I was a bit worried that the show was too weird for one of the big 3 networks. 

 



"The Good Place" is weird, but it's freakin' great. I binge-watched through the first season to get up to speed in time for the start season 2...and then forgot all about it. Hopefully season 2 will show up on a streaming network (besides Hulu) real soon now. 

Something about The Dandy Warhols is extra-likable; I think it's the combination of the 'tongue-in-cheek' lyrics and a rather laid back musical style.  Their songs also touch on real life situations better than the average band.  And this song, well, I LOVE the message (9) despite finding the delivery and execution to be subpar (4) - so I'll average those two ratings; rounding up I'm at a 7 for this track. 

Still, the idea that the message 'intended for the soul' of the former friend being:

Ah ah ah ah ah, Ah ah ah ah ah, Ah ah ah ah ah, Ah ah ah ah ah

Well that is just freaking HI-lariously Awesome!

PEACE and Long Live RP!!


This just makes me want to watch "DIG!" again. Really mental documentary film on Brian Jones Town Massacre and The Dandies. Neither band were amazing, but its entertaining as hell.
 VH1 wrote:

So true! 

 
that´s for sure!
Love this song! {#Dancingbanana}
I don't mind this at all.
 kcar wrote:

Kristen Bell was great in a brief appearance on "Deadwood", season 1. Completely trashed the good-girl image from "Veronica Mars." 

 
She's fun on The Good Place. I just read that NBC ordered a second season too. I was a bit worried that the show was too weird for one of the big 3 networks. 
Great band.  I love their stuff every time. 
Puzzled by Kristen Bell name-dropping, I now know something new: this is the theme song for Veronica Mars.  (Also on FIFA 2004 video game.)  

As for Ms Bell, if you didn't already know she's got a sharp and twisted sense of humor ... now you know something new.
For Kathi with an IIIIIIIII.  LOL
Yes, irony dripping band, but what fun! In concert or at home, their grooves are so infectious! {#Bananapiano}
Just love them Warhols, never get tired of them!
 aspicer wrote:
Recently watched the movie "Dig!" about The Dandy's and relationship and admiration of Brian Jonestown Massacre - fascinating and quite entertaining.  A must watch if you are a fan of either band, or in my case, both bands.  BTW - could really use some Brian Jonestown on RP Bill!

 
Never dug 'em. I think I felt like the dandies did about it by the end. That dude couldn't organize anything and make it grow. He knocked it all down around himself.
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Dancingbanana_2}
 whiskofclarity wrote:
It is a dancing banana song.{#Bananajumprope}

 
So true! 
It is a dancing banana song.{#Bananajumprope}
When the Warhols put out Bohemian Like You I truly thought they were the greatest band in America at that juncture...
I'll never not love this song. Reminds me of working brunch in Seattle in the early 00's and we used to blare this and Scissor Sisters!
 hencini wrote:


So good.  

 
Kristen Bell was great in a brief appearance on "Deadwood", season 1. Completely trashed the good-girl image from "Veronica Mars." 
Recently watched the movie "Dig!" about The Dandy's and relationship and admiration of Brian Jonestown Massacre - fascinating and quite entertaining.  A must watch if you are a fan of either band, or in my case, both bands.  BTW - could really use some Brian Jonestown on RP Bill!
Okay, I admit it. I've never heard the original version of this song before, and am a Veronica Mars fan. It's great!
Dance break!
 hencini wrote:


So good.  

 
LOVE.
HER.
Movie coming soon, eh?


So good.  
stopped boppin long enough to scribble-type this now gotta groove some more!!!
 gb72797 wrote:
Veronica's coming back - via Kickstarter!

 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/559914737/the-veronica-mars-movie-project
https://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/03/13/veronica-mars-movie-funded/

\o/
Veronica's coming back - via Kickstarter!
one of their best
of many
 
Wonderful song! Aren't you glad we don't have to just listen to air wave radio anymore? {#Bananajam}

 BerkeleyAlice wrote:
I can understand where it may seem insipid to some, but to me, it happily evokes images of "Veronica Mars." What a great show!
 
I'm on the other end of the spectrum: this song evokes bad memories of "Veronica Mars." I tried so many times to enjoy it with my roommates, but I just couldn't. Everyone's different, though!

 nevar23 wrote:
Love me some Dandies.{#Daisy}

There's an awesome mash-up of this and "Intergalactic" from The Beastie Boys floating around Youtube.
 
KEWL!!!  {#Dancingbanana_2} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVSUMLdFqho

great intro!
 BerkeleyAlice wrote:
I can understand where it may seem insipid to some, but to me, it happily evokes images of "Veronica Mars." What a great show!
 
Yup

Hard not to at least tap your toes to this pop tune. {#Bananasplit}
8.  This band is beyond description for me. So nice to hear them get air play.
Yes,...more fluff!

Vacuous pop fluff.

But I really like it!{#Dancingbanana}
I can understand where it may seem insipid to some, but to me, it happily evokes images of "Veronica Mars." What a great show!
sharkey wrote:

Insipid

in·sip·id

1 : lacking taste or savor : tasteless
2 : lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge : dull, flat

Who knew? Insipid music kicks ass!


Love me some Dandies.{#Daisy}

There's an awesome mash-up of this and "Intergalactic" from The Beastie Boys floating around Youtube.
I like some of their stuff, but this just drives me crazy in a bad way.

Insipid


I like some of the Randy Warthogs other stuff but this reminds me of dentists drills....
Appropriate in every way!
Catchy band name and cover art. Can't say the same for this song.
I love the Dandy Warhols...excellent story tellers...very catchy tunes
 speakerman wrote:

Does this chorus remind anyone of Driveshaft's "You All Everybody"?  (A "Lost" reference").


 

That was actually one of my first thoughts when I heard it.  I'd have to say I like this a bit better than Charlie's falsetto though.
And I, too, prefer the Veronica Mars theme remix to this one...at least for the first two seasons.  The third was a bit lame. A decent song, though.
 rtrudeau wrote:


... it's definitely the falsetto. Grating and unpleasant. Without that, it would be a very cool song. As it is, bleh.
 

I agree - nails on a chalkboard, ugh
 Panama_Floyd wrote:
Strangely enough, I like the remix they did for the "Veronica Mars" TV show a little better than the original.
 
Me too.

Strangely enough, I like the remix they did for the "Veronica Mars" TV show a little better than the original.

Still an 8, tho..great song.


 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
I absolutely love this song and this album. I saw them live a few weeks ago and they were really sloppy and the sound was awful though. Pretty lousy show.
 
I saw them 9/20/08 in Philadelphia and thought they were very pulled together. I'd even call it a great show. They did this song and the audience was singin' clappin' and bouncin' along. A lot of fun.


Does this chorus remind anyone of Driveshaft's "You All Everybody"?  (A "Lost" reference").


topherg87 wrote:
oh man, i cant hear this song without thinking of Veronica Mars now. Such a shame to cancel that show, even if the third season was weak.
I agree, every character on that show was interesting, even the original sheriff. I miss it!
I absolutely love this song and this album. I saw them live a few weeks ago and they were really sloppy and the sound was awful though. Pretty lousy show.
I love the Dandy Warhols. Such a diverse band.
My daughter's (14) favorite DW song. I think it makes her feel better about an former boyfriend...
f.k.a. friends
oh man, i cant hear this song without thinking of Veronica Mars now. Such a shame to cancel that show, even if the third season was weak.
I used to like this song.
BecauseEdwardISEdward wrote:
A 10, but part of that goes towards protesting the CW's cancellation of Veronica Mars.
Indeed!
eskles wrote:
Always a big Dandies fan - but for some reason this one just doesn't do it, I think it's the falsetto.
... it's definitely the falsetto. Grating and unpleasant. Without that, it would be a very cool song. As it is, bleh.
BecauseEdwardISEdward wrote:
A 10, but part of that goes towards protesting the CW's cancellation of Veronica Mars.
Amen to that :high-five:
Always a big Dandies fan - but for some reason this one just doesn't do it, I think it's the falsetto.
Casual friends...
Love the Dandies! :dance:
Cover art by Ron English :bananasplit:
Whaddaya know? I actually own this album... :rolleyes:
A 10, but part of that goes towards protesting the CW's cancellation of Veronica Mars.
:yes:
I _really_ hate the name, but these guys deliver consistently (to me) 7
Art_Carnage wrote:
Oh, yeah.
Maybe some corrective eye surgery?
UltraNurd wrote:
MTV apparently also mashed the videos together: (click here) Intergalactic Friends shouldn't fight.
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Viacom International Inc.
Great Album Cover! :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2:
Is it just me or do parts of this song sound like it's being sung by "The Presidents of The United States"? It reminds me of "Feather Pluckin'".
Thanks for putting this on your comp CD Mike G - been enjoying this for years!
MTV apparently also mashed the videos together: (click here) Intergalactic Friends shouldn't fight.
Just freking lovee this song. Awesome. A mgood chaner - huh, didn't see that one coming!
infamoso wrote:
What about this name for a band: Willie Nelson Mandela. Go ahead and use it....thank me on the liner notes. Thrive...
roflmao!!! :roflol:
The mashup of this with the Beastie Boys, called Intergalactic Friends, is awesome. Google it.
Kathleen Turner Overdrive could open for them! :lol: infamoso wrote:
What about this name for a band: Willie Nelson Mandela. Go ahead and use it....thank me on the liner notes. Thrive...
sans wrote:
i never could either until i saw the documentary, Dig! I recommend this movie to fans of music everywhere.
I agree (you're so smart!) but end up "digging" Brian Jonestown Massacre much, much more!
Have a kick ass summer - I think that is the title but only available on iTunes in Europe. Can Radio Paradise add this to the list? - Love to hear it while it is still Summer.
I have got into DW's quite late on - i am sorry i missed out in the first wave. They sound like no-one else and have a very individual sound and lyrical quality. What music should be about.
Used in both Wonderfalls (great show) and Veronica Mars (worth a look) makes me like this song. Good music in good shows is a nice change from good songs in bad shows, which is usually the case. Plus it's nice and short.
Oh, yeah.
Love the Dandies!
a coworker has this as her ringtone, and it ruins the song for me. hate cellphones
Can't hear this song without picturing Kristen Bell. Which isn't a bad picture, mind you. infamoso wrote:
What about this name for a band: Willie Nelson Mandela. Go ahead and use it....thank me on the liner notes. Thrive...
Or, as Jack Black suggests in "High Fidelity" ... Kathleen Turner Overdrive
kult wrote:
I absolutely can't stand this group. A generous three.
i never could either until i saw the documentary, Dig! I recommend this movie to fans of music everywhere.
Love this band and this song. 8.
I absolutely can't stand this group. A generous three.
pianocomposer wrote:
:devil_pimp: :drummer:
RichardPrins wrote:
:bounce:
:devil_pimp: :drummer:
:bounce:
Oh, Veronica!
MissMieke wrote:
super cocky
The album cover says it all. Yeah, these guys have the same 'godlike egos' that Oasis have... Decent music, though.
shasta wrote:
Maybe the Dandy Warhols could hook up with the Wailin' Jennys
What about this name for a band: Willie Nelson Mandela. Go ahead and use it....thank me on the liner notes. Thrive...
Maybe the Dandy Warhols could hook up with the Wailin' Jennys
I really like this song but I had a chance encounter that left a bad taste in my mouth. These guys are super cocky- but maybe that's what makes 'em what they are.
Gonna be adding this band to my list nowadays too, thanks RP.
Xeric wrote:
Okay, who does that much better song than this with the lyric (and the title?) "I used to love her/ But I had to kill her"?
gnr!
Okay, who does that much better song than this with the lyric (and the title?) "I used to love her/ But I had to kill her"?
... and it's now the theme to "Veronica Mars".
:sunny.gif:
t66tah wrote:
Is it just me or does the chorus sound like a mix between U2 and the Bee Gees....still, not bad. the clapping in certain spots is very 80s
The whole album's pretty much an 80's tribute...in a good way.
MikeWC wrote:
What an awesome set. Radiohead, counting Crows, Guster, Cake, now everybody's favourite raging atheistic humanists!
Amen, great set, great songs! :hearteyes:
What an awesome set. Radiohead, counting Crows, Guster, Cake, now everybody's favourite raging atheistic humanists!
:puke:
Portland makes good bands!
"the clapping in certain spots is very 80s" I think that's the point....
The segue of this from Cake was just fine. Goes great together, like the Colonel's chicken and Heineken brew!
Is it just me or does the chorus sound like a mix between U2 and the Bee Gees....still, not bad. the clapping in certain spots is very 80s
Come on!!! Just about time some idiot said that this sounds like some minor '70s hit? To55erzzzzzzzzzzzzzz