"Call It a Day" as written by and Jack White Brendan Benson....
Can we call it a day?
Now would that be OK?
Can we just go our own separate ways? (ways)
'Cos I'm cold and wet
And I'm willing to bet
That you constructed this maze (maze)

I stumble around
Try to follow the sound
Then something takes hold of my hand (my hand)
If we cause such a mess
And I'd venture to guess
That you concocted this plan (plan)

I don't know what to do
'Cos it's always been you
Who helps me to make up my mind (my mind)
But I stake my life
And swear by this knife
That it's all by your design (design)

Enough has been said
It goes 'round in my head
Until I break down and cry (and cry)
I wouldn't be surprised
If that look in your eyes
Was your way of saying goodbye
(Goodbye)

Can we call it a day?
Now would that be OK?
Can we just go our own separate ways?(ways)
'Cos I'm cold and wet
And I'm willing to bet
That you constructed this maze (maze)

(My hand)

You concocted this plan (plan)
I don't know what to do
'Cos it's always been you
Who helps me to make up my mind (my mind)
But I stake my life
And swear by this knife
That it's all by your design (design)
Yeah it's all by your design (design)


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"Call It a Day" as written by Jack White

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    General Commenti think this song is about taking drugs
    hey joeon May 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about breaking up - "call it a day" "Can we just go our own separate ways?" "goodbye" etc etc
    timmy_r!on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti don't see a way this song could possibly be interpreted as referring to drugs. save alcohol and cigarettes, jack white is notoriously sober.

    the character in the song is facing a difficult break-up (or seperation) from either a very good friend or romantic interest. "call(ing) it a day" is his way of throwing in the towel, so to speak. he's tired of bickering and doesn't feel that the relationship is going anywhere ("enough has been said / i break down and cry").

    could this be a veiled reference to the (possible) end of meg and jack white's career together?
    HELICOPTERSon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey joe, I don't think this song could ever be about drugs - but, in my opinion, is about religion, belief etc. Jack is saying that he wants to believe in God and is trying to follow but is being swayed by temptation and can't figure his way out of it. He's saying it's too hard to be follow all the time...
    haveitsomuchbetteron June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSeriously, how come people seem to think everythign can be tied back to drugs? Jack is definitely not a drug abuser. Im thinking its the relationship ones who've got it down.
    Longdistancedrunkon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJack doesn't sing this song. It's brendan singing, which most likely means that he wrote it, which means that it couldn't be about jack n meg.
    who_killed_heidi?on June 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a date that really sucked...
    King of Some Islandon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about being lost in a relationship in which you let you trust your partner to guide you through life and you realise at the end that you had lost your say in it, kind of similar to whats being prophesised in Steady as she goes
    lawon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a guy who's tired of dealing with all the stress & mind games that his wife or girlfriend is putting him through. He keeps saying, "You've constructed this maze. It's your design". So maybe he thinks that his girl ENJOYS tormenting him & now he's ready to walk away from it all.
    ScottishMindseton September 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is pure Velvet Underground.
    Monkey Boyon September 13, 2006   Link

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