Well hello,
You'll have to excuse me.
I just turned out the light,
I was dreaming.
You're the last person i expected to hear.
When I came home,
There was a message on the phone.
It said to come over.
But it was too late,
So I left you alone.
And yes,
I'm doing fine,
And thanks for asking.
It's been a long time,
You know time keeps
Passing...
You said that you called me to hear
The sound of my voice.
At least I still got something
That works on you.
You know you make me crazy,
When you speak so lazy.
So what is it that you want?
You have my ear.
You, you can be cruel,
Why did you call me now?
I am no fool,
You sound so dumb.
How's your new boy?
Does he take you dancing?
I cant believe his name is Roy.
Can this be love you found?
Don't ask me what happened,
Cause i still don't know.
One minute we were laughing,
Then you walked out the door.
Well, sometimes I'm up,
And sometimes I'm falling down.
Lately my luck has been dragging
On the ground.
Oh but I'm doing fine,
And thanks for
Asking...
Its been a long time.
You know time keeps passing.



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    General CommentIt's a break up.
    Girl misses him.
    Guy has moved on.

    It's a beautiful and practical song, when you do have a phone call you always ask, "How are you" and the reply is similar to "I'm doing fine..".
    nunes89on April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like this. its really true.
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah it's true , but sometimes you do believe her... like me.
    OSLon May 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo is this the most brilliant heartbreak song of all time? I think that this song is much more deep and meaningful than it appears at first listen. My heartbroken take on this amazing song:

    "Well hello,
    You'll have to excuse me.
    I just turned out the light,
    I was dreaming"

    Ok....so we find out in the next few lines that she has called him and left a message that she wanted to see him...but he doesn't call back....but she calls HIM back again....yet he tells us that he just turned out the light and was dreaming...and of course, we have to know that he was dreaming about her....


    "You're the last person i expected to hear.
    When I came home,
    There was a message on the phone.
    It said to come over.
    But it was too late,
    So I left you alone"

    He managed to avoid responding....the excuse being that it was too late.....he wanted to respond....but he resisted.


    "And yes,
    I'm doing fine,
    And thanks for asking."

    The typical response...."I'm doing fine"....we are soon to find that he is NOT doing fine. But it's what we say, isn't it? With a little sarcasm
    Of " thanks for asking"


    "It's been a long time,
    You know time keeps
    Passing..."

    Ah....time keeps passing....this is what life had become to him....passing time....


    "You said that you called me to hear
    The sound of my voice.
    At least I still got something
    That works on you."

    Amazing....a bit more sarcasm....at least there is still one thing that works on her....his voice. Has she, perhaps, conveyed to him that he just doesn't do anything for her anymore?"


    "You know you make me crazy,
    When you speak so lazy.
    So what is it that you want?
    You have my ear."

    Ok...he is giving in...what do you want?


    "You, you can be cruel,
    Why did you call me now?"

    Key word: "now"....why did you call me now? Why does he say "now". Because it is right now that he feels he has finally managed to get over her a little bit....yet she calls him now.

    "I am no fool,
    You sound so lonely."

    Ah yes....she is lonely....


    "How's your new boy?
    Does he take you down?
    I cant believe his name is Roy.
    Can this be love you found?"

    Oh you have to hear how he says the name "Roy"....this drips with sarcasm. She has dumped the singer
    And moved on to Roy. But that doesn't seem to be going well....and Hay's voice drips with sarcasm when he says "Roy".....because it is a stupid name...


    "Don't ask me what happened,
    Cause i still don't know.
    One minute we were laughing,
    Then you walked out the door."

    The most brilliant and painful four lines in the song. It seemed great...He got dumped...he doesn't know why....he was caught by surprise and was devastated.


    "Well, sometimes I'm up,
    And sometimes I'm falling down.
    Lately my luck has been dragging
    On the ground.
    Oh but I'm doing fine,
    And thanks for
    Asking...
    Its been a long time.
    You know time keeps passing."

    The truth....he is not doing well. His attempt to get over her has failed. Her call to him just makes it all that much more clear and painful. Genius.
    DocMikey911on October 11, 2014   Link

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