"Why Don't You Call Me" as written by and James Blake Litherland....
Why don’t you call me
What we both know I am
Ooh you know I am
Ooh you know I am

Why don’t you call me
What we both know I am
What I am
What I am
What I am

And I said
Why don’t you call me
What we both know
Why don’t you call me
What we both know

And I said
Why don’t you call me
What we both know
What I am
What I am
What I am


Lyrics submitted by KVKUNKEL

"Why Don't You Call Me" as written by James Blake Litherland

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Why Don't You Call Me song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +3
    General CommentI don't think this is about an argument with a girlfriend. "Why don't you call me what we both know I am," implies that he's in an argument, yes, but that the arguments have started hitting below the belt, and that the antagonist is skirting around a topic that the singer has never made explicit, but is unashamed of.

    I personally interpret this song as the narrator being gay, and having an argument with a family member or close friend. And the antagonist is getting dangerously close to calling the narrator a faggot. (What we both know I am.)
    kevinweekson October 05, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song seems to be about something on the brink of emotional emission. What they are on the brink of finally admitting is subjective and meant to be framed in your own subjective mind. "What don't you call me what we both know I am.." Homosexual, indifferent, apathetic, inattentive, distrusting, uncaring, etc. A million descriptions fit the bill, so which one do you know are but are just coming to the realization of admission?
    everythingmeanssomethingon March 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is actually a genius song.

    I think he is talking about him and his girlfriend being in a fight and she has to pause and he says "why don't you call me what we both know I am" He is singing about being a fight . and the roar part in the song? I think it is them fighting. Absolutely genius.
    theneyborsdogon September 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI still think this is about the fight. To the second half of the song, there are pauses and skips of the rhythm. When you listen carefully it sounds like breaks. If you imagine it in a video, its a few seconds of him singing, and then a break of his partner doing something. I think its pretty clear, as well as amazing if you listen to it that way.
    Zivshaon March 18, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentMaybe it's not that complex. Maybe he just wants another person to admit that he/she loves him (too). Why don't you call me yours?

    Still, it might mean something deeper: this is just too obvious.
    Lewyllieon March 09, 2012   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain