"Phone Call" as written by and Kim Bendix Petersen....
I've seen you a while now
There's some things about you I should know
I still don't
With all the questions we didn't ask
Our conversations could never last
Our moments alone were scarce and few
It was just easier to hide the truth

If all of our secrets were exposed
Would we be sharing the same bed?
How about if I broke the silence first?
Would I hear what you're thinking in your head?
I need to be talked to, I need to be touched
I need you to hold me, I need to feel loved
But if I could open up to you
Maybe I could open you up

But instead I got the phone call
"Just thought I'd call to let you know I want to be alone all night again"
Phone call
"Just thought I'd call to let you know I want to be alone all night again"


With all the questions we didn't ask
Our conversations could never last
I need to be talked to, I need to be touched
I need you to hold me, I need to feel loved
But if I could open up to you
Maybe I could open you up to me
We do all the things that lovers do
I've been meaning to tell you how I love you

But instead I got the phone call
"Just thought I'd call to let you know I want to be alone all night again"
Phone call
"Just thought I'd call to let you know I want to be alone all night again"


Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget

"Phone Call" as written by Jacob Thiele Todd Beachle

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentGreat song, the synth in it is so watery/milky.
    tsucolon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSnake + Arm

    anyone who saw them live recently should understand that.
    xrainingxwithinxon November 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfinally deciding to be open with the person your with only to find they could care less about how you feel. rejection.
    flourescentlightson November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyah the video for this song live is awesome. crazy stuff going on with the real backgrounds and cartoon people.
    tsucolon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first got this cd i played this song over and over for days i think this has got to be my fav off the new cd

    + all the videos at the show were just so rad
    thestrokes neaton December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song's got a dub/dnb thing going on.
    femmesofrussiaon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song accurately describes how I felt a month ago. I had a girl that I really liked, we talked on the phone and hung out at school almost everyday. But then Summer came and she had to go away and we grew farther and farther apart. Maybe if I had told her how I felt or asked her how she felt we could be going out right now. Maybe it's not too late? I don't think I will ever know.
    Cool Cozon August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is..wow..is when a relationship is dying and falling extremely fast. No one talks and no one tells...
    lady kiddoon August 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"And if I could open up to you
    Maybe I could open you up"

    Am I the only one who thinks that is a double entendre, where it is both mentally opening her up, and physically, as in sex? Just thought I'd add that in.
    Kowon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Maybe I could open you up" -- definitely means sex. Later he changes it to "maybe you could open up to me" which is the emotional/mental part of a relationship. She is scared to open up to him (perhaps she knows that the first part of his attraction to her is physical and not emotional, so she tells him that she wants to be alone). He was scared as well, which is why it was easier to hide the truth. And now he's realizing that he won't be able to get her at all, physically or emotionally.

    But the main thing I wanted to comment is that while I don't know much about music, whatever it is, guitar I guess, sounds like moaning, which also adds to the fact that he wants to be "sharing the same bed."

    This song, then, is about the gulf separating two people when they only connect physically ("we do all the things that lovers do").
    not_blondeon July 26, 2007   Link

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