"Somebody's Calling Me" as written by and James Jeremiah Murphy....
Somebody's calling me to be my girl
Somebody's calling me to be my girl
But my hands don't work; they're more like feet
And the wake-up call, "go back to sleep"

Babe, come with me
And I'll take you to the place I sleep
Oh, darling, come with me
And I'll show you the place I sleep

Somebody's phoning me to be my girl
Somebody's phoning me to be my girl
But the phone won't ring when I'm on the street
And the heart won't beat when I'm half asleep

Somebody's texting me to be my girl
Constantly texting me to be my girl
But the text won't take away nights that creep
And my mouth won't move when I'm in too deep

Babe, come with me
And I'll take you to the place I sleep
Oh, darling, come with me
And I'll show you the place I sleep

All right

Somebody's calling me into their work
Wrapped up and full of good inside their work
But the car won't start when I'm half asleep
And the kids don't cry when you're on your feet

Babe, come with me
And I'll show you the place I sleep
Oh, darling, come with me
And I'll take you to the place I live
The place I live
The place I live
The place I live
The places where I live


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    General CommentSounds like the thoughts of someone who's trying to hook up after clubbing too much. Excuse me, I should have said "nightclubbing". Wink wink, shove shove.
    DrRoyon May 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like its about someone stuck in a rut that can't escape. The emptiness from lack of a girl, or lack of a life they wish they had, is the cause of the feeling that makes it difficult for them to work towards their goals. Like lack of sleep its a vicious cycle, maybe even caused by the "lack of sleep cycle".

    Terrible explanation btw, i think way faster than i write,
    bsmith24424on September 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the song is about not feeling the same passionate feelings as the person you're with or you'd like to be with. I think he might be in a rut, or the effects of no-sleep are catching up to him.

    There are a lot of signs of depression, that he is so low that he feels like he can't move and he's in too deep into sadness:

    "But my hands don't work; they're more like feet"
    "But the text won't take away nights that creep
    And my mouth won't move when I'm in too deep"

    and "Somebody's calling me into their work
    Wrapped up and full of good inside their work" He recognizes that this person is in a different world of feeling good that he's not part of.

    And there's plenty in the song related to feeling too tired to do anything.

    It's sort of funny in a way where he's still trying to say, yeah baby come over for a good time, but it's more likely that she'll end up seeing the mess of his house and find him asleep.
    Mahareneon November 02, 2013   Link

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