"Will Calls" as written by and Daniel Raphael Rossen Hristopher M Taylor....
Under your hard lens
Making too few ends
Meet a middle ground I know, it's defense

Oily hands, slippery slope
Pointed fangs without scope

Understand me
I know
No mistaken time goes
Undeserved without, everything, everyone you know

Even if Will calls
Doesn't mean fall out
We once had a thing I know, vanished

All of my rights lingering
It isn't a place that I've been

I don't wanna be, I don't wanna know the lies
Shouldn't ever be what it was alright
I'll choose to believe what's right
Even if in the end I'm blind
I don't wanna be, I don't wanna know the lies
Couldn't ever be what it was, alright?

Even if we send
Everything from both ends
So little left to, say, do, it depends

If we are past what we keep
All that was promised that was sheathed

No mention of our,
Unchecked accord
I leave this, without regret, or hearsay

Even though I'll move on
Doesn't mean this goes strong
Can't believe it to be undone, finished

Say what you want me to believe
Please show me something I can see

I don't wanna be, I don't wanna know the lies
Wouldn't ever be what it was alright
I'll choose to believe what's right
Even if if in the end I'm blind
I don't wanna be, I don't wanna know the lies
Couldn't ever be what it was, alright
I'll choose to believe what's right
Even if in the end I'm blind


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"Will Calls [Marfa Demo] [Demo Version]" as written by Christopher M Taylor Christopher Bear

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    General CommentWell, to me, it is the best description of how one feels when they are trying hard to get out of a bad relationship without hurting another person.
    semein1000on May 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentMy new favorite song by Grizzly Bear. So beautiful. Hell, their my favorite band. I love practically very song they've made.
    v8pluveron January 26, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's this about
    inkiaon May 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lot of the lyrics lead me to believe it's about trying to get back into a relationship and coming to the realization that it will never work out. I had a similar situation which always stained the meaning of the song for me.
    First of all, the whole song reminds me of an emotional breakdown. The verses are depressing, the tempo is slow, and the singer seems to be getting lost in thought. When the chorus breaks, the song explodes with sound and it almost mimics the part of the breakdown where you realize the pain of the situation and either scream or cry hysterically.
    The lyrics hint at the singer being in defense from an angry or dissatisfied partner,
    "Under your hard lens
    Making too few ends
    Meet a middle ground I know, it's defense"
    And,
    "Pointed fangs without scope"
    However the part in the lyrics that leads me to believe that they came BACK to the relationship is,
    "We once had a thing I know, vanished"
    Yet, it appears that the relationship will always be in limbo, to me, because it was so painful and the brain often remembers the things that cause us the most pain.
    "Even though I'll move on
    Doesn't mean this goes strong
    Can't believe it to be undone, finished"
    Because our brain processes heartbreak the same way it processes physical brain, we use avoidance and denial to cope.
    Hence the chorus,
    "I don't wanna be, I don't wanna know the lies
    Wouldn't ever be what it was alright
    I'll choose to believe what's right
    Even if if in the end I'm blind"
    The singer would rather choose the reality in their head ("believe whats right") where the relationship worked out rather than deal with the heartbreak that it will never work. Grizzly Bear also uses the explosive sound to repeat the chorus over and over as if the speaker is trying to convince themselves that it's not true. That one day, they'll see the end to the nightmare and reunite with the person they love.

    Sorry for the long response, I just feel very passionate about the song and it got me through a horrible time. Grizzly Bear is brilliant.
    moonrisearton December 11, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe it's about a man who can't trust his girlfriend. She's getting involved with someone from her past and he wants to believe everything is okay. He loves her dearly but can't bear to hear the truth. The relationship is tainted because of how much it bothers him.
    Jubbleduffon April 11, 2017   Link

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