Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Hello. Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. You never listen to word that I said You only seen me For the clothes that I wear Or did the interest go so much deeper It must have been The colour of my hair.
Public image. What you wanted was never made clear Behind the image was ignorance and fear You hide behind his public machine Still follow the same old scheme.
Public image. Two sides to every story Somebody had to stop me I'm not the same as when I began I will not be treated as property.
Public image. Two sides to every story Somebody had to stop me I'm not the same as when I began It's not a game of Monopoly.
Public image. Public image you got what you wanted The Public Image belongs to me It's my entrance My own creation My grand finale My goodbye
Public image. Public image. Goodbye.
Writer/s: JAMES WALKER, JOHN LYDON, JOHN WARDLE, KEITH LEVENE
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Ross from Leicester, United KingdomI think the name was meant to be partially ironic but also implying that they could be more than just a band and experiment with different media - not that much came of this. Heaven 17/British Electric Foundation dabbled with a similar idea. As for being anti-capitalist, Lydon has never seemed particulary concerned with this and is now a property developer in LA....!!!!
Tommy from London, United KingdomI thought the name of the band was ironic - as an anti-capitalist message - as opposed to being an actual 'business venture' as suggested here.
Ho Chi Nathan The Fi from Billinge!, AfricaPiL are amazing. They don't sound like anyone before of since. That I know of anyway.
Dave from Cardiff, WalesThe first of 12 big UK hits for PiL between 1978 and 1993... Others included "Death Disco", "Flowers of Romance", "This Is Not a Love Song", "Rise" and "Don't Ask Me"
Ralph from Newton, MaThis is a GREAT song and I believe, wrapped in and integral to all the anger about McLaren (correct spelling), is John's announcing the end of Jonny Rotten and introducing PiL. Killer opening bassline by Jah Wobble and John mumbling "Hello, Hello hello" in different tones. End in a defiant "Goodbye!"
Arizona DJ Guy Zapoleon played UB40's "Red Red Wine" four years after it was released as part of a feature on songs that should have been hits. Listeners started requesting the tune and within weeks it was topping the Hot 100.