"I Am Always the One Who Calls" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
Satellites mediate for us
The days events through fiber optics.
I hope we can change the saying.

I wouldn't mind but you are my only hope.
I wouldn't mind but you are my only hope.

Clear as a bell are the short breaths
That you take when you're distracted.
Same as the way that you roll your eyes
When I've asked too many stupid questions.

My faith in zeroes and ones to host our romance,
Rests on hope you gave that I've some claim to your heart.

I wouldn't mind but you are my only hope.
I wouldn't mind but you are my only hope.

Clear as a bell are the short breaths
That you take when you're distracted.
Same as the way that you roll your eyes
When I've asked too many questions.

I will call you in three weeks,
Maybe then you'll have some more to say.


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"I Am Always the One Who Calls" as written by David Shannon Bazan

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    General CommentBoy oh boy do I know how this feels.

    "I will call you in three weeks, maybe then you'll have some more to say."

    I think any song is open to any interpretation by anybody. To each his or her own! If it means something special and important to a person, but it means something wholly different to another but still equally special and important, so be it.

    To me, it's a long distance relationship in which the singer gives a lot more affection than is returned.
    And again, to me, the singer wants to not care about it, to be all right with being the one who calls, but it's not. And it hurts.

    Goodness, this song! Amazing.
    graceliveson June 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWho can't relate to this song? Ever called the lastest crush and they just run you in circles? Amazign song, so real.
    mary12425on May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMary - this is my life i think. this song is pretty self-explanitory. its such a fun song. not a fun person to be though...
    dontstopon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto true...sadly
    mary12425on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is me singing it... No lie. I mean if you have had a long distance relationship thathas ended badly you know what he is saying...
    MelancholyStrangeron August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song... his voice is just so heartfelt... it really gets you, especially if you can relate to the meaning.
    SoICanBeMyselfon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song isn't about a relationship between two people but rather the relationship between Bazan and Jesus. It's an example of how people think that Jesus doesn't hear our prayers and doesn't answer us back, hence the title, "I'm Always the One That Calls". Bazan feels like he's getting no response from Jesus when he prays, he keeps calling him, but no one is calling back. Perhaps this seems like it's about a relationship but Bazan is not nearly as juvenille as that; there's a bigger picture here kids.
    keithlittleon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkeithlittle dont be so modest in saying your interpretation is right, youll hurt someones feelings. you are already hurting my brain. just because bazan is very religiously oriented doesnt mean every song is about religion or jesus. this song is about a romance and i think this is so because HE SAYS IT IS. or do you think jesus is the one rolling his eyes. you sound like such a juvenile, get the picture.... kid? listen to "the longest winter" it sounds like your forgetting what it feels like to be young, cause you sound like an old grouch.
    TEXticle2on October 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow tex calm down on keith's view....everyone has there own opinion =P

    while i agree that it is a relationship with someone long distance, a lover, or even a past friend, it definitely could be about his relationship with jesus. nice observation keith
    rocketqueenzon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits "i hope we can change the saying" not "i hope we can chane the same" and its "same as the way that you roll your eyes when ive asked too many stupid questions" i can so relate to this song, this and the jazz june the phone works both ways
    friendsforfebruaryon March 20, 2003   Link

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