"Courtesy Call" as written by and James Michael....
Well you found me, but I don't know
Why you wanna save me
Well, God is great and God is good
But God didn't help me when he could
And life dances so lonely by.

This is just a courtesy call
This is just a matter of policy
This is just an act of kindness
To let you know that your time is up
This is just a courtesy call
This is just a matter of policy
This is just an act of kindness
To let you know that your time is up

I, I can't feel anything
My arms are numb and I'm hoping
You noticed the line I left off
All that you'll find inside
Are bells and butterflies
But I'll be smiling when I die

This is just a courtesy call
This is just a matter of policy
This is just an act of kindness
To let you know that your time is up
This is just a courtesy call
This is just a matter of policy
This is just an act of kindness
To let you know that your time is up

This is just a courtesy call
This is just a matter of policy
This is just an act of kindness
To let you know that your time is up

Sir, I know you're in there; are you okay?
Excuse me, ma'am, what's the problem here?
No one answering.
Who's in here. Hello?
Hello? Step away from the door, ma'am
Oh Jesus Christ!
Oh! Ooh!

This is just a courtesy call
This is just a matter of policy
This is just an act of kindness
To let you know that your time is up
This is just a courtesy call
This is just a matter of policy
This is just an act of kindness
To let you know that your time is up

This is just a courtesy call
(Why'd you want to save me?)
This is just a matter of policy
(Why'd you want to save me now?)
This is just an act of kindness
(What'd you want to do it for?)
To let you know that your time is up
This is just a courtesy call
(Why would you wanna save my life?)
This is just a matter of policy
(I know you did or you could)
This is just an act of kindness
(It's been comin' for a long time, long time)
To let you know that your time is up


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"Courtesy Call" as written by James Michael

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    General Commentthis song seems out of place in the album. In Girl with Golden Eyes, he obviously gets clean and then it goes right into this..... and then after this is Permission where he is obviously clean again. Maybe this was some sort of relapse. I guess I'll have to read the book!
    klimm_47on October 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you read the book, the order and lyrics of the song make so much sense. Girl with Golden Eyes is about both his addiction to heroin (persian) and a futile attempt to get clean by switching to methadone (while still drinking and blowing lines). You should read it, it's amazing!
    flame410on December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentman... i'm so dissappointed by these lyrics. i wish i had never read them.

    this song would be so much better if it was "this is just an act of kindness to let you know that you're kinda f*cked up".

    did anyone else hear it like that?
    Braxxon December 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNikki doesn't get clean in Girl With Golden Eyes. That song's just saying that he realizes that he needs to get away from heroin before it kills him. Then this song comes on...it's about his near-death experience after over-dosing...and following it is Permission, where he finally tries and successfully gets clean. The song's in the right place. Read the book and you'll see. And there's absolutely nothing wrong with these lyrics.
    xXRavenxTressesXxon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love how this song is right after girl with golden eyes when he gets better and then prmission when he acctually does get better you have to read the book to understand the order he put them in...the part where they walk in and are all like OMG! O.o that part gets me everytime it send shivers down my spine or when its leading up to it my heart is just pounding so fast
    blahblahmeowroar3on February 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentaw man, those would have been better lyrics... but the song is still good.
    DJgifon August 10, 2008   Link

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