"Pick Up The Phone" as written by Jaron Lowenstein, Evan Lowenstein and Glen Ballard....
Sorry to call you
In the middle of the night
But my thoughts have kept me thinking about
Some things in my life
I got your number
From a friend who told me
That it'd be alright to call you
If I ever need
Someone to show me
Things in a different light
And let me choose
What's wrong and what's right

Please pick up the phone
I need to talk and I know you're at home
If you're screening your calls
I know you're busy
And I won't keep you long

If you know everything that happens to me
Why do I have to ask you
For things that I need
What about people
Who don't even call
‘Cause they don't have the number
Do you help them at all
Will you show me
Things in a different light
And let me choose what's wrong and what's right

Please pick up the phone
I need to talk and I know you're at home
If you're screening your calls
I know you're busy
And I won't keep you long

Well I've moved away and I'm out on my own
Do you ever get lonely living alone
Can we just talk about it
Won't you pick up the phone
Won't you pick up the phone

Every night I sit and stare
At the wall in front of my face
Imagining you're there
Talking back to me
So that everyone can see
That I'm not so crazy after all

Well I've moved away and I'm out on my own
Do you ever get lonely living alone
Well I've moved away and I'm out on my own
Do you ever get lonely living alone
Can we just talk about it
Won't you pick up the phone
Won't you pick up the phone
Won't you pick up the phone
Won't you pick up the phone


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"Pick up the Phone" as written by Evan Lowenstein Glen Ballard

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    General CommentI did't even think about this song about God until you said that. I still like to think of it as a friend that will help him, like a girl who is special and sees things totally differently, like Stargirl if you ever read that book. But good insight! :)
    smartykat37on March 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think of this song, along with "Close My Eyes," as asking God for help. I think it's kind of subtle, which makes it even better. The line about getting the "number" from a friend who said it would be all right to call could be about a friend saying he should just ask God for help. There are a few others that make me think it's just about asking God for what he wants.

    "I know you're busy, and I won't keep you long" just means that he knows God gets a lot of prayers.

    "If you know everything that happens to me, why do I have to ask you for things that I need?" - Since God is supposed to know everything we want, he doesn't understand why he still needs to ask for them.

    "What about people who don't even call 'cause they don't have the number? Do you help them at all?" - This is just about the people who may not know God, and he wants to know if God basically has mercy and still helps them or leaves them alone.

    "Every night I sit and stare at the wall in front of my face imagining you're there talking back to me so that everyone can see that I'm not so crazy after all." - Maybe he's accepted God finally, but he's sort of worried of what people will think or that they'll wonder if he's crazy because he seems to be talking to himself or something...
    Lizzo13on June 03, 2007   Link

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