You're a painting with symbols deep,
Symphony soft as it shifts from dark beneath
A poem that flows, caressing my skin
In all of these things you reside
And I want you to flow from the pen, bow and brush
With paper and string, and canvas tight
With ink in the air, to dust your light?
From morning to the black of night

This is my call
I belong to you
This is my call
To sing the melodies of you
This is my call
I can do nothing else
I can do nothing else

You're the scent of an unfound bloom
A simple tune
I only write variations to sooth the mood
A drink that will knock me down to the floor
A key that will unlock the door
Where I hear a voice sing familiar themes
Then beckons me weaves notes in between
A tap and a string, a bow and a glass
You pour me 'till the day has passed

Lyrics submitted by catherineks

Melody of You Lyrics as written by Matthew Preston Slocum

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentthis is a beautiful song - beautiful melody - indeed. every time I hear it, I can hardly believe that sixpence none the richer sang "kiss me" also.

    I love the idea of "this is my call .... " because it carries two implications, two drastically different ideas:

    1. this is MY call, my decision. like she's saying, "it's ok ... you haven't forced me to be so wrapped up ... this is what I've decided for myself."


    2. "this is my call" as in ... this is my calling ... it's what I feel drawn to. I'm tending toward this option, just because of the general helpless feeling I get from this song. either way is just ... awesome.
    catherinekson July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThey also sang a godawful cover of There She Goes. Sorry, but I much prefer the original, having given both plenty of listens.

    Her call, so to speak, is that which disturbs the flow of her every day life, that so that she is pulled from what she wants to achieve, and what she has to.
    Bobo192on July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthm, i always thought this song was about God, and that "her call" was to obey Him.
    riverscuomorockson April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think Sixpence makes some of their lyrics vague on purpose. I actually think it is both as the same time in that teh band sees God in their art.
    divinediscontenton November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis blows all other Sixpence songs out of the water.. its so beautiful, and to me, a lot deeper than their other stuff. I love the instrumental end if this song.

    To respond to catherineksm, I think the second idea is the correct one, because following "this is my call" she sings "I can do nothing else" almost like the will/calling to sing the melody is so powerful she can't do anything else.
    zenzellaon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favourite song of all time. It is just so mind-blowingly beautiful, in every aspect and angle that a song could be.

    I am in awe of the beauty of the world when I listen to this.
    auxocromeon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHer call is to sing of who God is and everything He's done, and she can see it in every song she writes, every note she sings =]
    mitsukai_zeroon October 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about how god has given her a purpose and if she wants to complete someone eles purpose she wont be able to because god gave her one pupose and that is calling. that is why she says i can do nothing else.
    God_is_Light53on December 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti read somewhere else that the guitarist wrote these lyrics and it was an attempt at copying the voice of David, the psalms of the bible. that makes so much sense because David was known for being reall good at playing a harp, and this song has a harp or appegiated feel to it. and yes its about God :)
    GrungyBeatleon April 24, 2009   Link

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