"Please Call Me, Baby" as written by and Tom Waits....
The evening fell just like a star
Left a trail behind
You spit as you slammed out the door
If this is love we're crazy
As we fight like cats and dogs
But I just know there's got to be more

So please call me, baby
Wherever you are
It's too cold to be out walking in the streets
We do crazy things when we're wounded
Everyone's a bit insane
I don't want you catching your death of cold
Out walking in the rain

I admit that I ain't no angel
I admit that I ain't no saint
I'm selfish and I'm cruel and I'm blind
If I exorcise my devils
Well my angels may leave too
When they leave they're so hard to find

So please call me, baby
Wherever you are
It's too cold to be out walking in the streets
We do crazy things when we're wounded
Everyone's a bit insane
I don't want you catching your death of cold
Out walking in the rain

We're always at each other's throats
It drives me up the wall
Most of the time I'm just blowing off steam
And I wish to God you'd leave me
And I wish to God you'd stay
Life's so different than it is in your dreams

So please call me, baby
Wherever you are
It's too cold to be out walking in the streets
We do crazy things when we're wounded
Everyone's a bit insane
I don't want you catching your death of cold
Out walking in the rain


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"Please Call Me, Baby" as written by Tom Waits

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  • +3
    General Comment"If I exorcise my devils
    Well my angels may leave too
    When they leave they're so hard to find"

    Such intelligent lyrics, pointing out that good and bad coexist, and are dependant on the other. Every one of his songs has a line or two that just jumps out at me. Brilliant!
    hakimikeon September 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLife is so different than it is in your dreams...
    mrxfredxon August 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdaaa da da daaa dada daaa so please call me, baby... magnificent
    MardyAsson March 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow! This is such an amazing song! Bittersweet, melancholic, yet romantic at the same time.
    Tom Waits best song IMO!
    Tyler2004durdenon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan anyone please recommend to me more artists/songs like this type of Tom Waits? I love this bluesy drunken late night intelligent music. timdabomb@triad.rr.com
    timcdabombon May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry timcdabomb
    there is only ONE: Tom Waits
    Bryan Boruon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is sooo beautiful. its my favourite from tom waits by far. his voice and the piano could almost draw tears.
    goldalineon August 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's endearing how much this sounds like a Sinatra song (as do a few other songs on this classic album). As everyone knows, the cover of the album is a remake of Sinatra's "In the Wee Small Hours", and this whole album is a concept album (Wee was kind of a concept album itself) that touches on the same stuff .. desolation, isolation, desperation, dreaminess, hope .. I frikkin love this whole cd
    Hawkeye2008on September 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@SpasticMinnow it is unfortunate that I can't remove or edit my previous comment that has been rated down. The criticism is accurate if you are indeed looking for the lyrics from "The Early Years v.2"-as this song is classified. HOWEVER- Go to "The Heart of Saturday Night"(album) and choose this song from there. It will bring you here. There are not separate entries for the different versions. So, my lyric correction was correct for the more popular version of the song. So, this either needs to be recategorized as being from "The Heart of Saturday Night" or two versions with differentiated lyrics should be included.
    SpasticMinnowon January 15, 2016   Link
  • -1
    Lyric Correctioncrucial lyric mistake there...


    "I'm selfish and I'm cruel and I'm blind"
    should be
    "I'm selfish and I'm cruel but you're blind"
    SpasticMinnowon November 02, 2010   Link

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