I want to hypnotize you baby
On the telephone
So many times I called your house
Just to hear the tone
And though I knew you weren't home
I didn't mind so much 'cause I'm so alone
I want to hypnotize you baby
On the telephone
I want to spin my little watch
Right before your eyes
You're the kind of girl a guy like me
Could hypnotize
And if this comes as a surprise
Just think of all those guys
Who would tell you lies
I want to spin my little watch
Right before your eyes
I want to hold your little hand
If I can be so bold
And be your right hand man
'til your hands get old
And then when all the feeling's gone
Just decide if you want to keep holding on
I want to hold your little hand
If I can be so bold
If I can be so bold
If I can be so bold


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    General Commentthis one seems to be about having a crush on some one and not thinking your good enoughf for that one who you love and you simply can't let them know how you feel because your affraid. It's loving someone,and they don't know but you want to say something,it's like my project vulcan.
    buddahs_best_buddyon June 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love that song
    PeppermintChickon June 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is one of the best on elephant. From what I interpreted, it's about the guy thinking he's in charge first, saying that she's 'the kind of girl he could hypnotize' and then the tables turn and he tries tp pluck up the courage to 'hold her little hand'.
    Red_obituaryon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentvery lonely guy - knows he'll never get this girl or have the courage to even talk to her - daydreaming about having the power to make him like him
    crubinon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGuys, this song is meant to be ironic. Mostly about how guys can be manipulative and deceiving. Incase if anyone didn't get that.

    Oh, and who cares about Tom Jones.
    Eatcarpeton December 23, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"you're the kind of girl a guy like me could hypnotize"-
    Not that he thinks he's in charge, he feels his personality is a perfect match to charm the girl. He feels a connection, but definitly is shy, and couldn't reveal himself completely without a "way out", agreed.

    "Just think of all those guys who would tell you lies"-
    He's honest, but knows his honesty can get him in trouble, so he restrains himself. He speaks of real commitment at the end, wholly justifying himself as a mature man with no hidden agenda. Just insecure and afraid.

    The nervous speed and singing in this song match its meaning perfectly.
    Shep420on June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song. . . and the meaning behind it. Jack's basically saying he likes this girl, and he wants to "hypnotize" her into feeling the same.
    LittleUrantiaGirlon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General Comment'elephant' is a great album but i don't like this song much. mostly because i think they were trying to replicate 'fell in love with a girl' with this. the breakdown in the middle is the best part.
    tirhascragooon May 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude, he stole the melody from that oldie song "Secret Agent Man" by Tom Jones? or someone who sounds like Tom Jones.
    Sleepon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDude, he stole the melody from that oldie song "Secret Agent Man" by Tom Jones? or someone who sounds like Tom Jones.
    Sleepon June 14, 2004   Link

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