"47" as written by Cyrus William Bolooki, Chad Everett Gilbert, Ian R. Grushka, Stephen Lee Klein and Jordan I. Pundik....
You ask me, you ask me how I got to know you
Just by speaking on the phone?
Isn't is crazy how the thought of my touch
Wakes you up when you're alone?

Don't you believe everything you hear?
Darling, focus on the prize
Don't you hear me whisper in your ear?
My darling, don't lose sight of my eyes

It's not time to let go, this is not how
It's supposed to end in my mind, my baby
Maybe our intentions were wrong from the start
So answer me, so we don't fall apart

I called 46 times
And you answered on the 47th
I called you 46 times
And you answered on the 47th

You tell me, you tell me, you've never felt so hard
For an obvious candidate
You said you hate your last love
And it's soon enough that you will forget

Don't believe everything you hear
Darling, I've never lied before
Don't you hear me whisper in your ear?
Forget him, you're what I'm waiting for

It's not time to let go, this is not how
It's supposed to end in my mind, my baby
Maybe our intentions were wrong from the start
So answer me, so we don't fall apart

You've even said yourself
You're setting yourself up
You've even said yourself
That everyone would turn
That everyone can turn

And you've even told yourself
That the floodgates would break
So why are you taking so long to answer?

It's not time to let go, this is not how
It's supposed to end in my mind, my baby
Maybe our intentions were wrong from the start
So answer me, so we don't fall apart
So answer me, so we don't fall apart
So answer me, so we don't fall apart

I called 46 times
And you answered on the 47th
I called you 46 times
And you answered on the 47th



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"47" as written by Cyrus William Bolooki Chad Everett Gilbert

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    General CommentIf he only called 46 times, how could she answer on the 47th? :'D
    matty-182on March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite's off the CD. Can't wait for the album to come out.
    scissorsthatcuton February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.
    Skoobasteve24on February 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYou know, I've been thinking about it... I think you might be taking to too literally.

    "I called 46 times, and you answered on the 47th..."

    She would have answered on the 47th time, but he stopped after 46, so she didn't ever actually answer any of his calls.
    joe.is.cool12on March 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentone of the best songs on the cd right after "right were we left off"

    its about a guy thats trying to get with this girl and she obviously has alot of feelings for him as well but she keeps shifting because of someone else that she cant let go of.
    and possibly that she simply has a hard time trusting him.
    so shes avoiding his calls, because she doesnt know what she wants...

    the chorus is the cutest part though
    "its not time to let go,
    this is not how its supposed to end in my mind, my baby"

    soo cute.<3
    T- Cuppycakeson March 16, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it's about the girl going back to her old boyfriend.

    "Focus on the prize" - him saying to look at the "prize" she has now instead of being stuck on the last guy.

    "Maybe our intentions were wrong from the start" - She may have found him on a rebound to get over the last guy and he knew this but thought they had something special.

    "You said you hate your last love and it's soon enough that you will forget" - Probably her lying to him (and even herself) and saying that she hates him and is over him.

    "Forget him, you're what I'm waiting for" - Confirms the above.

    As for the chorus, I think "I called you 46 times and you answered on the 47th" means he called her 46 times and she ignored his calls. Her old boyfriend called on the 47th and she answered.
    anywherewithyou1on August 18, 2015   Link

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