"Hotline Bling" as written by and Aubrey Drake Graham....
You used to call me on my, you used to, you used to
You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Girl you got me down, you got me stressed out
Cause ever since I left the city, you
Started wearing less and goin' out more
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hangin' with some girls I've never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me we just don't get along
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don't belong
Ever since I left the city, you
You got exactly what you asked for
Running out of pages in your passport
Hanging with some girls I've never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

These days, all I do is
Wonder if you bendin' over backwards for someone else
Wonder if your rollin' backwoods for someone else
Doing things I taught you gettin' nasty for someone else
You don't need no one else
You don't need nobody else, no
Why you never alone
Why you always touching road
Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You was in the zone
You should just be yourself
Right now, you're someone else

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"Hotline Bling" as written by Paul Jefferies Aubrey Graham

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  • +5
    My InterpretationThe lyrics are self-explanatory. While going through his IG or whatever social network he was on, this guy checks up a girl he had pretty deep feelings for. Seeing her new life and the brand new person she is, he goes through a plethora of emotions: he's jealous, surprised, curious, angry, nostalgic, etc. When they were together, she was different than the other girls. Always being the type to stay at home, never really wanting to go out, sweet, a bit naïve- she was a good girl. He particularly remembers the calls he would receive from her late at night, wanting to make love, something that was important for both of them, something he had looked forward to.

    Unfortunately, he had to leave her, I'm assuming for career purposes. Cue the nasty fight where tears drop and shit hits the fan, where she doesn't want him to leave but he has to. This ultimately brings the guy back to the position he is in. He looks through her pictures, and he has no idea who this new woman is. She's getting drunk in the club, wearing skimpy clothes with friends he doesn't know of. What is she doing? Why did I put myself through so much guilt leaving her when she was going to be acting anyway? She ended up partying and traveling just like me, so this shouldn't be my fault. Who is she anymore? He's sad that the girl he once loved is a stranger to him now. Even when they try to be civilized, they don't get along. But still, even when all this self-doubt and sadness is happening, he still hopes she hasn't found someone yet. He doesn't want anyone to see what he saw.
    comfuzzled_on September 18, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about porn, Drake is in love with his smartphone and is becoming aware of it
    nosurferon October 12, 2016   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningDrake seems to be feeling jealous over an ex and her new life.
    Mellow_Harsheron August 25, 2015   Link
  • -2
    General CommentHave u seen da vid 4 dis song! I thought drake could dance!
    jonjonwinnyon October 21, 2015   Link

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