"Nightcall" as written by Vincent Pierre Claude Belorgey and Guy Manuel Homem Christo....
There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
There's something inside you
It's hard to explain

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same

There's something inside you
It's hard to explain
They're talking about you boy
But you're still the same


Lyrics submitted by linesandhearts, edited by euxneks

"Nightcall [Robotaki Remix]" as written by Vincent Pierre Claude Belorgey Guy Manuel Homem Christo

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  • +19
    General CommentActually w33zy, I don't think this is about the Devil.

    From listening to all of Kavinskys works and taking note reoccurring themes I've come to believe that each of his songs are telling a single story. With each E.P. being a different chapter in this story. In "Teddy Boy" the the main character [the guy on the cover art] has a car crash, dies in the hospital and comes back as a ghostly phantom driver. In "1986" he is haunting the highways and reminiscing on what happened to him in the moments leading up to and immediately after the crash. And in "Nightcall" it seems as though he's trying to get in touch with his old girlfriend or maybe just a girl he loved in life but never had the courage to tell her. He wants her to ride with him so she can experience all the things he's experienced since he died. And he's telling her not to be afraid.


    "I'm giving you a night call to tell you how I feel
    I want to drive you through the night, down the hills
    I'm gonna tell you something you don't want to hear
    I'm gonna show you where it's dark, but have no fear"



    This girl can tell something strange is happening because of the way he sounds, the news reports covering the crash and the sightings of the mysterious "ghost car".

    Hence the lyrics:

    "There's something inside you
    It's hard to explain
    They're talking about you boy
    But you're still the same"

    Basically she's seen the news converge of the crash and the police footage of the "ghost car" that is haunting the highways. She knows he's supposed to be dead but here he is on the phone with her. She can tell he's changed by the way he's talking. He sounds ghostly,depressed,electrified even. But despite how inhuman he sounds she can't help but feel like he's still the same person he was before he died. So she just might ride with him.

    That's just the way I see it.
    MKUltramanon November 16, 2011   Link
  • +8
    General CommentThere's something definitely dark about the song, and about the man that's singing. There's a wolf-cry at the beginning, and the voice of the man is kind of demonic.

    At first I thought of a man who is going to tell his girlfriend that he is a werewolf. He is about to transform and calls her so that she witnesses it.

    In any case, he is going to tell her something supposedly bad about him. Although she is beginning to get the idea from what people say about him, she still loves him.
    gerrydriscollon February 09, 2012   Link
  • +7
    General CommentAnother great song I discovered through Drive. Though the male singer's voice sounds like Megatron, the song is dark and compelling and does a great job of characterizing the Driver.
    KermodeBearon June 02, 2012   Link
  • +6
    General CommentHeard this song in Nicolas Winding Refn's "Drive" with Ryan Gosling. Awesome song!

    I think the song itself is about a girl just finding out her man is a bad person (they're talking about you boy, but you're still the same) and he himself is trying to explain (I'm gonna tell you something you don't want to hear). But she's still wrestling her feelings about him (There's something inside you, It's hard to explain). That's my interpretation of it because I had a similar experience...

    Screw you Jenny!
    ozofuriosoon July 14, 2011   Link
  • +4
    Song MeaningI think its about the driver breaking the news to his girl that he's a zombie. No, really. Kavinsky is a character made by Vince Belogray - he's a dude that crashes his Testarossa and comes back as a zombie - but I think he has self-awareness. I think Nightcall is about Kavinsky saying that he's got good nes and bad news - he's alive, but he's also undead.
    0123456789on February 14, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with ozofurioso bout this. I think that he is saying he needs to explain some things about his past even though its hard to do and she probably normally wouldnt want to hear. And she is saying that she can tell he he has something inside him that he struggles with and she tells him that people have been talking about him (most likely bad of course) but she wants to hear it from him, and no matter what she heard from others he is still the same person she loves :) I doubt the devil or ghosts have anything to do with it.... just baggage people carry around and once your in a relationship you gotta tell that person.Even if its scary and hard to do...
    luie24on January 13, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationAmazing cynicism about this song! I have just watched drive and cannot get this song out of my head... The percussion beat is just great and it reminds me a lot of some of Daft Punk's earlier work. The lyrics I think speak very true to the ethos of the movie. He wants to take her on a drive, there gonna go through some bad places "but have no fear" - And with her lyrics;
    "There's something inside you
    It's hard to explain
    They're talking about you boy
    But you're still the same"
    I think she is just saying he is different to any other guy, he isn't twisted by the words other people, he is just a nice guy, bit like our protagonist in 'Drive'

    Hate to be the optimist here... (not really) but I just don't see the dark-side!
    lenticularon February 01, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI think it's all wrong for the "dark" part. He's a serial murderer phoning into the police and telling them "where it's dumped". Listen really closely. it has to be "dumped", it doesn't sound like "dark" at all - dark doesn't even fit with the lyrics.

    "I'm gonna show you where it's dumped, but have no fear"

    Essentially, it's a serial killer making a phone call from a public pay phone - I think maybe he's taunting an investigator or phoning his estranged significant other.
    euxnekson December 28, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw the movie Drive last night and I'm still impressed by the soundtrack which fits perfect into those aesthetic scenes. I must admit that it was too much violence for me in the second part of the movie, but the strong love story implemented between the main characters caught me, so that all in all there's a positive response to this unusual movie. I think the core of the move is a tribute to the 80ies, even though I think it's still an up-to-date movie, thanks to those great pictures and scenes. I also think that it's Ryan Goslins' breakthrough establishing himself as a Hollywood Star.

    In my personal opinion, thats the best song in the whole movie. I think it's a chill out song and driving through the night with this music around must be amazing. The lyrics have no special meaning to me, but I guess they are linked to a relationship which can't work. He's a mean, evil bastard and confesses to his character. She knows about that, but she ignores it, even if she should know better. For her, he's still the same (lover) like he used to be in the past. Very difficult relationship - and that's why it's such a great song opening the movie. so long.
    KisstheRain1980on January 24, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe cover photo and some music vids I've seen show him with demon eyes and such... but like usual I don't think we should take the videos literally. They are a figurative interpretation of the lyrics.

    I think this is about loss of innocence and love.

    He's gone through something dark in his life which has taken away his innocence, but despite all that has happened there is still a light within him. Throughout the darkness that surrounds him; he still hangs onto it and she sees this spark within him.
    mojojonoon August 17, 2013   Link

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