"Call Me" as written by Brent Smith and Tony / Battaglia....
Wrap me in a bolt of lightning
Send me on my way still smiling
Maybe that's the way I should go
Straight into the mouth of the unknown
I left the spare key on the table
Never really thought I'd be able
To say that I'll visit on the weekends
I lost my whole life and a dear friend
I've said it so many times
I would change my ways no never mind
God knows I tried!

Call me a sinner, call me a saint
Tell me its over, I'll still love you the same
Call me your favorite
Call me the worst
Tell me its over I don't want you to hurt
Its all that I can say
So I'll be on my way

I finally put it all together, nothing really lasts forever
I had to make a choice that was not mine
I had to say goodbye for the last time
I put my life in a suitcase
Never really stayed in one place
Maybe that's the way it should be
You know I've lived my life like a gypsy

I've said it so many times
I would change my ways, no never mind
God knows I tried!

Call me a sinner, call me a saint
Tell me its over, I'll still love you the same
Call me your favorite
Call me the worst
Tell me its over I don't want you to hurt
Its all that I can say
So I'll be on my way

I'll always keep you inside
You healed my heart and my life
And you know I've tried

Call me a sinner, call me a saint
Tell me its over, I'll still love you the same
Call me your favorite
Call me the worst
Tell me its over I don't want you to hurt
Its all that I can say
So I'll be on my way
So I'll be on my way
So I'll be on my way


Lyrics submitted by Hale#31, edited by Allycattaylor

"Call Me" as written by Brent Smith, Tony / Battaglia

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  • +5
    General CommentIt's about being madly in love with someone and them losing their feelings for you because you couldn't be the kind of person they needed. And ending the relationship before feeling for each other get worse, because even though things aren't working out he truely loves her he isn't able to make her as happy as he wishes she was so he will step aside. Much like the saying If you love something, Set it free... If it comes back, it's yours, If it doesn't, it never was yours....
    ThatsMeGCon July 16, 2008   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationWhen I first heard it I thought the song was basically saying "No matter what you think of me, I still love you". I still think it means this, although he could have written this about a past relationship it does not have to be about that. It could be anything or anyone.
    blooba96on July 31, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAwesome awesome song, my favorite on the new album.

    To me the song is about the end of a relationship and understanding that it's time to move and have some closure. He knows it's over but just wants her to say it in black and white.
    pedro.bon June 20, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's about finding that a breakup was for the best, yet knowing that she'll still hold a special place in your heart because she helped you out of a dark place.
    Thefallofthehereticon September 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, Shinedown's first piano ballad is stunning.
    animated lieson June 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song it's just amazing in every way, brings a tear to my eye when he says "i don't want you to hurt" :'(

    and to "shiner4life" if you look on youtube there are a few acoustic sessions they done before the album was released of the crow and the butterfly and if you only knew, :) there might be a couple of others I didn't really check
    3infactappleson October 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy absolute favorite on this album, so great. very sad tho, and reminds me of a previous relationship of mine.
    the line "tell me its over i dont want you to hurt" is the line that gets me worst
    great great song
    absolutely gorgeous
    and i agree on the meaning as well
    he knows the relationship is ending
    and he wants her to just come out and say it in black and white
    he just cant believe its over, and he still loves her, but he wants her to be happy
    and he knows they cant go on
    its so sad, but so beautiful
    amazing
    cataractbabeon March 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningBelow are the exact words from Brent Smith from his promo CD -- Second Chance (Side B - Call Me). He tells the story of why he wrote Call Me.

    This next song was a difficult one to write as well.
    And, it is what it is .. this song.
    A very good friend of mine was going through a divorce and he could not get down his feelings about what was happening to him because he was losing the person that he loved.
    But this was one part of his life that was going to end.
    So, I wrote how I believe he felt down in a song.
    And, he's told me before and after he heard the song that that's everything he ever wanted to say. This is a song called Call Me.

    Chicalooon August 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentofficially the best band in the world....i love them and i always will
    DontStepOnMyShoeson January 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought this song was about her telling him its over and he leaves her only because he still loves her
    hickdill23on August 14, 2010   Link

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