I'd sleep on the white tile lobby floor
And pace until the time to visit starts
The bright lights are on but I'm away
How nervous a voice sounds on the phone
You agree when you check in at the desk
Permission and trust in every move
I'd be beside you when they're done
But I'll have to wait until I can call
Call, call

The blood kept you home while I was gone
They left you a note when you woke up:
"Don't be alarmed by wooden spirits"
There won't be a need for you to call
Call, call

Excuses for careless doctor errors
Acceptance by all past patients
Have allowed for a cold disclaiming note
The warning is there, no need to call
Call, call


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    General Commentman i love this song. CALL CALL!
    teKion August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a really great beat to it, and i like the lyrics. The faint has a very interesting writing style... it makes them unique, and combines well with their music.
    anemic_knifeprtyon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat sounding song, cant wait till they turn out more stuff
    BigHeadJedon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthere AMAZING live, and this song, this whole cd, wow is awesome.
    blank wave arcade is most def. my favorite.
    thestrokes neaton December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnone of you discussed the meaning of the song. DISCUSS PLEASE!
    transmissionon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song might be about plastic surgery maybe?
    publicon June 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthow disconnected people seem when they need to rely upon eachother the most ... calling is talking but a different kind of communication [disconnected/not face to face], especially with doctors... patients need reasurrance, personal concern from those who perform upon them... but "no need to call", existing disclaimers and known errors and problems... indicates a stiff, emotionless relation from doctor to patient. bright lights and white tile floor make it seem like all is clean and pure and attention is fully to the patient, but it isn't that way really... the place seems rather muted and dark.
    Jejuneon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song, especially the first verse, gives a good aura of hospitals (white tile floors, reception desks, doctors, patients, bright lights). also, between doctors and their patients, you have to trust the doctors with your life and there's permission and consent to be given everywhere. i'm not sure what the actual MEANING of this song is, though.
    THe_Atomic_Punkon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFrom what I gather, this song is about a person close to the song writer that died due to a doctor error? He is also questioning the disclaimer that patients are required to sign that basically waives the surgeon of any responsibility.

    Anyone have anything else?


    CHANDMANon March 23, 2009   Link

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