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Carly Rae Jepsen: Call Me Maybe Meaning

Song Released: 2012


Covered By: Glee Cast


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Call Me Maybe Lyrics

[Verse 1]

I threw a wish in the well,
Don't ask me, I'll never tell
I looked to you as it fell,
and now you're in my way

I trade my soul for a wish,
pennies and dimes for a kiss
I wasn't looking for this,
but now you're in my...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2012 report

    its bout a girl who's having the hots for a certain guy...n this guy,the object of her love doesn't know of it,n eventually the girl is devastated when she finds out that the guy is gay..lol.while all along she was hoping that she would get his attention...

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2012 report

    Doesn't it have a deeper meaning to it then just her falling for a guy thats way out of her type? Or is it just me? I mean many people have argued the fact that in the song she "traded her soul for a wish" does or does not have a deeper meaning to it. If i were to ask a handful of people, how many of them would be able to tell me that they new Carly Rae Jepson before her single "call me maybe" aired 2012. I bet none i could be wrong. Continuing, i believe that after trading her soul to the devil as she says in the song she has now become more known by the people of the newer generation. Yes, i'm sure people could argue the fact that she meant that she would trade her soul for a wish, the wish being to get the guy. At the end she doesn't end up getting him. Isn't that how it always ends? if you get into a deal with the 'devil'? Eternity of misery ? AS christians believe in hell that would be her punishment for selling her soul. For artist that seems like the only way to get people listening to your music, as if there was no other option to sell there soul. Also in return for selling her soul she'd get fame, money, and guys/girls. But the video shows betrayal . The TRUTH. I don't know it just all made sense to me in this messed up head of mine. Sorry but i also was putting it out there for the people that might think the same way I do. Thanks Bye :)

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2012 report

    Ehm... Does it really need interpretation? So (as every human being who can read can easily understand) it's the story of a girl that immediately falls in love with a boy she has just met. She gaves him her number and prays he will call her. Deep meaning, very deep meaning...

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2020 report

    I think for writing this song is to be making that process and do stuff with guitars and everything it will be fun to perform with these two boys and I have to record it and making it into a special album and to created the music into poetry and I wrote my dream and I played my guitar with it and trying to create more music and it will be fun to do and performing at the amas. And also it had some fun and teen pop and it had some great drum sets and guitars. And absolutely have amazing men to sing the parts with me. It will make me into a pop star. And I like it that men singing backup.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2020 report

    I think to write about this song is to have a crush and even we have celebrities and also we’ve been the school often we have to celebrate crushes and we are so lucky to have you and we’re writing this song to make this song and towards the project and set up the stage and the next step would be set up the catering and we’re setting up chipotle and different restaurants and I’ve been hanging out with josh. And he’s on the series and he will help me get ready for the stage I’m wearing beaded dress with a silver necklace and also pink makeup, and also hair. Josh is very sweet and funny and also plays the guitar, he’s so talented and very fun guy and I love him. He’s my favorite.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2019 report

    In someway its very simular to debbie Harry's call me a wormon who's souly in need of a man Some people saying its sad to always to needy having to keep asking the same person to call me maybe looking at the lyric maybe its virtually giving that man a choice to implanting that word in his head meaning call me maybe

  7. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2019 report

    I think this song is for the other people to hear but when we heard from our celebrities they should be together writing this album to make our music but when Nathan Chapman produced the song we heard it it’s so catchy and so we’re glad that we have our brand new song in our heart.

  8. anonymous
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    May 22nd 2019 report

    I this song is for family who liked to call someone when they have car ride go home and speak to them. I write it from other world.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 29th 2018 report

    I think the song reminds me of my childhood memory about my friend Jonah. Because I’m the only ones to have child came out, and then Jonah had Ethan.

  10. singerstargirl
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    Jun 21st 2018 report

    It’s a song about a girl who has a crush on a guy and tries really hard to impress him. The music video is really funny.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 12th 2017 report

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  12. anonymous
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    Nov 27th 2012 report

    It's about a slut who walks up to a random guy after a night out? just because he looks attractive, even though he may be gay and/or taken (Does it sound so flattering to sing it now?) and gives him her number. She ten finds out he's gay and whines about it for about 80% o the rest of the song. Seriously, kids need to listen to some real music.

  13. anonymous
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    Oct 26th 2012 report

    This song has much more meaning than you'd expect. "I sold my soul for a wish" basically, the evidence is right infront of you. She sold her soul to the devil for fame and fortune. And when she says "but now you're in my way" she could be talking about a sacrifice she has to do to keep her fame. If you don't believe me, take the rapper eminem as an example, do your own research. Look up his song "my darling ft satan" and it tells you the TRUTH of how there fame is. Thanks. God bless you all.

  14. anonymous
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    Oct 26th 2012 report

    I notice many teenagers, including myself listen to this song without realizing the true meaning behind it. "I trade my soul for a wish"
    I hate to tell you this, but the music you listen to is all mind control, including this song. The evidence is right infront of you. She sold her soul to the devil, and in return he granted her wish. Which was fame, fortune, and authority. The part where she says "now you're in my way" interprets she may have to do some sort of sacrifice to keep her fame. If you don't believe me, take eminem as an example. Listen to his song "my darling ft. Satan" and it basically states the devil trapped him and there's no way out. STOP watching those meaningless tv shows, and don't listen to that pointless music. Thank you for reading! God bless you.

  15. anonymous
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    Aug 20th 2012 report

    It's about a girl who is desperate for love and crushes hard on the boy that lives next door to her house, in the end finding out he is gay. This song also shows how people will do stupid things when blinded by love. For example she states how she traded her soul for a wish.

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2012 report

    its a song about the rituals of the common teen (eventhough the singer is 26 and should be acting her age)where they date and want to trade numbers every week with different people. the tune sounds like any other bieber or other manufactured band which are two a penny these days.

  17. anonymous
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    Jul 27th 2012 report

    why would she have missed him so bad before he came into her life?

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2012 report

    She's talking about how she's a witch. This vid explains it all.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGgBqHGWfW8&feature=g-all-lik

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