If You See Kay

Once upon a time The Script lost a girl, code-named “Kay”. And you guessed it right, they wrote a song about it.

Written by: Tony McGuinness, Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan

Drums – Elad Fish

In an interview from 2009 Mark talked about how the song was born and tested at the same time:

“We just jammed on MySpace one night, had a great idea. We just sang a verse bridge and a chorus one evening just to see if people liked it, was it a song they thought we should be pursuing.”

Glen added: “And people went nuts for that song”

In a BBC article Danny was cited about how they keep in touch with their audience and he brought up this track as an example to direct involvement between band and fans:

“’If You See Kay’, a song on the first album, was directly given birth to that way. We threw a verse and a chorus up online, and people went “it’s deadly, it’d be great if it went this way, or that way”…it was a great A&R process because they feel like they own the song. They feel like they really had a hand in getting it there, which they did. I think that’s worth gold these days. The fact that you care about what people think. So rather than someone sitting down on the internet and surfing it on their own, they actually feel like “I’m from China, and I’ve got the chance to comment on this European band’s album”. And that’s really the way it’s been.”

Tony McGuinness originally played bass with The Script. He now lives in Australia.

Lyrics

If you see my friend
Doesn’t matter where or when
Tell me if you see Kay

If you see my friend
Doesn’t matter where or when
Tell me if you see Kay

She said I Won the battle but I lost the war

by Melinda The Script Quotes

by Melinda The Script Quotes

And now my head is sore
And If I try to sail back in
She’s gonna push me from the shore
Now I won’t ever get the time of day
No way, no way, no
Not for what I said but for what I didn’t say,
What I didn’t say, so

If you see Kay
Will you tell her that I love her
And if you see Kay
Let her know I want her back
If she listens, say I’m missing
Everything about her
Make sure you say I’m sweet FA without her
If you see Kay

If you see my friend

by Melinda The Script Quotes

by Melinda The Script Quotes

Doesn’t matter where or when
Tell me if you see Kay

If you see my friend
Doesn’t matter where or when
Tell me if you see Kay

She got me saying sorry through the door
She don’t care anymore
She says it’s too late now
Should have thought of this before
But I ain’t gonna take this as defeat
No way, no way, no
’cause I’m gonna shout it out to everyone I,
Every one I meet

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If you see Kay
Will you tell her that I love her
And if you see Kay
Let her know I want her back
If she listens, say I’m missing
Everything about her
Make sure you say I’m sweet FA without her

If you see Kay

Now I’m sitting here in disbelief
At how it truly broke my heart to have to watch her leave
But she was torn between what she wants and what she needs
They say you love someone enough you gotta set them free
See she was born to leave this town behind
Knew the truth but still she looked me in the eyes and lied
Saying it’s time to cut the ties
Time to say goodbye, so she left
But she never never left my, never never left my mind The Script If You See Kay

If you see Kay
Will you tell her that I love her
And if you see Kay
Let her know I want her back
If she listens, say I’m missing
Everything about her
Make sure you say I’m sweet FA without her
And make sure you say I lost my way without her
If you see Kay

If you see my friend
Doesn’t matter where or when
Tell me if you see Kay

If you see my friend
Doesn’t matter where or when
Tell me if you see Kay
The Script If You See Kay
If you see my friend
Doesn’t matter where or when
Tell me if you see Kay

If you see my friend
Doesn’t matter where or when
Tell me if you see Kay

Fun fact

You’d think that there are not many songs with a title that often was called “the worst title for a song” but in fact, there are a number of other bands who used it from American blues king Memphis Slim through April White, Canadian rock band, or Turbonegro a Norwegian deathpunk band just to mention a few extreme examples.

Videos

There’s no official video as it was not released as a single but was part of the setlist all the way up to 2011 so there are a number of live videos. Check out my favourites:

There’s a cute fan video for it, check it out.

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