Call Me Calmly Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Steven Page
album: No. 8 track in album Born on a Pirate Ship
release date: 1996-3-19
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 2:53
violin: Mark Fewer
guest instrument: Mark Fewer, Max Mandel, Anthony Rapoport, Mary-Katherine Finch
viola: Max Mandel, Anthony Rapoport
cello: Mary-Katherine Finch

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You and I were meant to be
Even though you don't know me
I don't even know your name
And do you think that you know mine?
You were lonely, I was bored
I may be more than you can afford
But I'm sure we'll meet halfway

And I've got this crazy feeling
You've been trying to get to me
When all you have to do is calmly
Call me, call me

Basic service, sixty bucks
I'll deal the hand, you try your luck
A pair gets me a week in rent
And a straight gets even more
I'm no good at playing cards
I hold my dates in high regard
Pay up front and ye shall receive

Love is never in-between
If it isn't one thing, then
It's always something else
I don't even know what I mean
I thought that it was nothing
Now I can't find nothing else
Oh, you can't hide
But at least you tried to
Call me, call me, calmly call me

Are you ashamed of what you've done?
All we did was have some fun
I won't judge and I won't tell
And I'll forget you when you've gone
I pity all you working stiffs
Living wondering "what if?"
"What if someday I was free?"

And I've got this crazy feeling
You've been trying to get to me
When all you have to do is calmly
Call me, call me, calmly call me

Track Listing

  • 1 Stomach vs. Heart
  • 2 Straw Hat and Old Dirty Hank
  • 3 I Know
  • 4 This Is Where It Ends
  • 5 When I Fall
  • 6 I Live With It Every Day
  • 7 The Old Apartment
  • 8 Call Me Calmly
  • 9 Break Your Heart
  • 10 Spider in My Room
  • 11 Same Thing
  • 12 Just a Toy
  • 13 In the Drink
  • 14 Shoe Box