"Talk Like That" as written by Julian Thomas Hamilton and Kimberley Isaac H. Moyes....
My, how you've grown
I think I'll call you on the telephone
And tell you all the things that I've been missing

Turn out the lights
Where we're going we don't need 'em tonight
We're at your daddy's home but he's not listening

You make me crazy when you
Talk like that
I might go crazy when you
Talk like that

You know I love it when you
Talk like that
And girl I'm crazy when you
Talk like that
You make me crazy when you

Our time has come
Start of the race and we're ready to run
We're on a roll tonight and you won't fight it

Don't like to see
Sitting [?]
They ought to try sometime they might just like it

Talk like that
I might go crazy when you
Talk like that

A little creepy when you
Talk like that
Girl I love it when you
Talk like that
You make me crazy when you

You make me crazy when you
Talk like that
I might go crazy when you
Talk like that

A little scary when you
Talk like that
But kid I love it when you
Talk like that
You make me crazy when you


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"Talk Like That" as written by Kimberley Moyes Julian Hamilton

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    General CommentWell I think it is appropriate to imply from the lyrics that this song is about both phone sex and a semi-(if not completely)socially unacceptable relationship (read; young girl and old man). I mean, the repetitive nature of the line "Talk...Like...That..." is obviously trying to put the emphasis of the song on some verbal exchange and since the second line of the song mentions a telephone it just confirms that this is about phone sex. I don't think there can be any argument there.

    But still there are numerous, subtle hints that there is more to this exchange than simple sex driven communication. "My how you've grown", "missing", "daddy's home", "time has come", "we're ready to [the verb is exchangeable] run" all imply a certain adolescent innocence for the subject of the song. This leaves me to believe that "KID I love it when you..." is a not just familiar banter but an implicit statement of the subject's age. This would be fitting since it is thrown out there rather bluntly at the end of the song, as if to say "in case you didn't realize it so far, I am talking about someone younger than me."

    The overall tone of the song strikes me as a sensual, guilt ridden commentary on the sexual attraction between an older man and a (much) younger woman. Not sure what the listener is supposed to take away from it other than a sense of the emotional anguish/sensation/torment/excitement of such a relationship, as communicated by the artists through the medium of sound and imagery. Not going to lie, it's a catchy song but I'd be hesitant to say the lyrics are something I should be singing, let alone dwelling.
    hufnigeon April 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the lyrics for the 2nd verse might go something like this...

    "Our time has come
    Start of the race and we're ready to run
    We're on a roll tonight and you wont' fight it
    They don't like what they see
    Send 'em a memo: tough titties
    They ought to try sometime they might just like it
    Debrendaon July 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about phone sex!
    arn04gbon September 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI didn't think it was about phone sex, more a man who is after a girl he's known since she was younger.
    circuitboardcityon February 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, I reckon circuitboardcity is right. A guy whose know a girl as a kid, and now she's older. It's my least favorite presents song, a little too child sex for my liking.
    deescamon March 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy do you think this song is about knowing a girl from when she was younger? they have said this song is about phone sex and listen to it, it makes perfect sence if its about phone sex
    arn04gbon March 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI hadn't heard what the band said about it, but yeah I can see the phone sex thing I guess.
    The line "my how you've grown" made me think it was about getting with a girl the person had known since she was young. And the "we're at your daddy's home" bit. It's like he's talking to someone younger.
    circuitboardcityon March 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI though he was saying,"They don't like what they see, Send them a memo, talk chinese."
    RailSurferon March 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUH OH! i love this song
    MrBaldyon May 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm definitely thinking the line is
    "send them a memo, tough tutees"

    Tutee(defintion) - One who is being tutored.

    i think this song is a about a forbidden relationship, between tutor and student. Originally i thought it was about phone sex, but im still unsure...
    Like the dad (We're at your daddy's home....But he's not listening) pays the guy to teach his daughter, but then secretly she comes onto him, and starts "talking like that" he (the guy) is conflicted with what choice he's going to make, whether they'd be pursuing her or rejecting her.


    My how you've grown (he tutored her since she was a little kid, but now she's becoming a woman)
    I think I'll call you on the telephone
    And tell you all the things that I've been missing (he misses the old her, when she was a child, and not the new her who is able to tempt him/ or to tell her how he misses her, like certain parts about her, that particularily caught his eye)
    Turn out the lights
    Where we're going we don't need 'em tonight (he's going to do something reckless, and probably something sexual with her)
    We're at your daddy's home (he is tutoring her, at her house, at her dad's house)
    But he's not listening (either he is busy, or he is not home to know about what is going on with his daughter)

    You make me crazy when you ("u make me crazy" refers to his mental confliction, he is going crazy deciding over what to do about/with her)
    Talk...Like...That...(it repeats, because she keeps on talking like that over and over again, making it harder for him to decide and if he wants to reject her)
    I might go crazy when you
    Talk...Like...That...
    You know I love it when you
    Talk...Like...That...
    And girl are crazy when you
    Talk...Like...That...
    You make me crazy when you

    Our time has come (the time has finally come to install upon this forbidden act)
    Start of the race and we're ready to run (they are ready to go, both of them are prepared to do it)
    We're on a roll tonight and you wont fight it (she's not fighting back, because this is what she wants)
    Don't like to see (other peoples judgement, im guessing)
    Send them a memo, tough tutees (he tells them about tough tutees, like girls like her who make very hard students because they are hard to teach, as they are always fooling around all the time, or her tough nature, whether she plays hard to get, or if she is tough and rough in bed)
    They ought to try sometime they might just like it (he tells other tutors, that this is not a bad thing but a good thing, to try it sometimes, they may prehaps like it as well, like he did)


    i absolutely love this song btw, its the best:)
    alterEgoon April 18, 2010   Link

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