"Vibrate" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
My phone's on vibrate for you
Electroclash is karaoke to
I tried to dance to Britney Spears
I guess I'm getting on in years

My phone's on vibrate for you
God knows what all these new drugs do
I guess to have no more fears
But still I always end up in tears

My phone's on vibrate for you
But still I never ever feel from you
Pinocchio's now a boy who wants to turn
Back into a toy
So call me, call me in the morning
Call me in the night, so call me
Call me anytime you like
My phone's on vibrate for you, for you


Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry

"Vibrate [DVD][Live]" as written by Moses Iii Barrett Shondrae L Crawford

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    General CommentOne of the more simpler songs on this album. It's cute, endearing, and i'm sure the actual meaning is pretty clear. My favorite part of this song is the bass plucking that underlies pretty much the whole thing. Seems to go perfectly with the song. :)
    anna118kon May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn a 2004 San Francisco concert he said it was about a street hustler he fell for.

    So it's about the oldest profession using one of our newest technologies.

    I'm watching for the RSS or Blackberry version. :=)
    kimocrossmanon February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYep, in the Rufus special I watched on Trio (San Francisco), Rufus said this: "Picture this...a boy (me), lonely, walking bar to bar searching for a Go-Go dancer I had spent on night with...with my phone in my pocket...on VIBRATE! It's a true story, folks."

    God love him..
    xlucyintheskyxon October 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSome of this work was done in the studio; on his release from the clinic he threw himself into Want One and Want Two. The songs inhabit his self-analysis; some, like the haunting 'My Phone's on Vibrate' - 'the story of a boy, me, walking from bar to bar trying to find a go-go dancer I had spent one night with'
    ariesstyleon September 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Pinocchio's now a boy who wants to turn back into a toy."

    I adore it!
    mischaon October 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is a great ringtone- very cute
    philmudon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song IS my ringtone! The irony of "my phone's on vibrate for you" as an audible ringer just kills me! XD

    Anywho, I adore this song. It's so simple yet elegant. And I love the lines "My phone's on vibrate for you
    But still I never ever feel from you
    Pinocchio's now a boy
    Who wants to turn back into a toy" Gotta love the inspiration for this song!! Silly Rufus. :]
    StarkRavenMadon September 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my ringtone too :P
    sonatinaon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always like to say, "I tried to dance to Britney Spears / I guess I'm getting on in years," when I don't understand something about youth culture. And now that I'm almost 40, I find myself saying it often.

    One of my favorite RW songs.
    sharkycharmingon July 25, 2013   Link

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