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We're Going to Be Friends

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Subject: The White Stripes, Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, List of songs recorded by The White Stripes, Candy Cane Children, The White Stripes songs
Collection: 2002 Singles, The White Stripes Songs
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We're Going to Be Friends

"We're Going to Be Friends"
Single by The White Stripes
from the album White Blood Cells
Released Late 2002
Format CD
Genre Folk rock, Acoustic rock
Length 2:28
Label V2 Records
Producer(s) Jack White
The White Stripes singles chronology
"Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"
"We're Going to Be Friends"
"Red Death at 6:14"
Music video
We're Going to Be Friends on YouTube

"We're Going to Be Friends" is a promotional single by the American alternative rock band White Stripes from their album White Blood Cells. It was released in late 2002, and tells the story of meeting a new friend at the beginning of a school year. Through its lyrics, it is able to evoke the simplicity of childhood, in which the narrator is worried only by school and making friends.


  • Lyrics 1
  • Video 2
  • In popular culture 3
  • Track listing 4
    • CD promo 4.1
  • References 5
  • External links 6


"Suzy Lee," who is mentioned in the song in "We're Going to Be Friends", makes recurring appearances in White Stripes' discography, including in their eponymous album, which includes the song "Suzy Lee", as well as on Get Behind Me Satan,[1] which is dedicated to Suzy Lee, "Wherever she may be..."


The video features Jack White playing the guitar on a couch and Meg White sleeping alongside him. Jack wakes Meg as the song ends. The cover of the single is a still from the video.

In popular culture

Featured in the opening credits of the 2004 film PBS Kids. Bright Eyes covered the song with guest First Aid Kit for the charity album Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund.[2]

This song was also played at the end of an episode of House entitled "Mirror Mirror", which aired October 30, 2007. The song is not included in the show's soundtrack.

This is one of Conan O'Brien's favorite songs by The White Stripes,[3] and at his request, they performed it on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien on February 20, 2009.

Track listing

"We're Going to be Friends" by The White Stripes.

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All songs by The White Stripes unless otherwise noted

CD promo

  1. "We're Going to Be Friends"


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ White Stripes' Final Late Night Gig: Conan O'Brien on Special Relationship With Jack and Meg
  • White Stripes.Net FAQ. Retrieved September 17.

External links

  • We're Going to Be Friends on YouTube
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