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Evanescence: Call Me When You're Sober Meaning

Song Released: 2006

Call Me When You're Sober Lyrics

Don't cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
You want me,
Come find me.
Make up your mind.

Should I let you fall?
Lose it all?
So maybe you can remember yourself.
Can't keep believing,
We're only deceiving ourselves...


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    Nov 17th, 2009 11:11am report

    Amy said in an Australian show that this song is for her ex... and that every time she sings this song, she let off steam... now you can make your own interpretations... ;)


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    Aug 16th, 2009 8:37pm report

    Well, this is song is kind of a given. I interpret it as a girl friend breaking up with her boyfriend because of alcohol abuse. It is a very catchy song though, and when she sings those harmony's it gives me chills.


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    Jun 7th, 2009 6:00pm report

    I think it Amy's talking about a guy who's with another girl, who 'comes to her when he's needy', as another anonymous suggested. In the "How could I have burned paradise" you'll notice right after comes "You were never mine" so I think he's accusing her of ruining everything, so she's asking him HOW she could have done that, he was never hers.
    I think the lines "Couldn't take the blame, Sick with shame, Must be exausting to lose your own game" (I think I might have spelt that wrong) she's saying the other girl found out, he couldn't take the blame, and lost his own game by losing both girls.
    She's also been asking him to make up his mind, and when he didn't she made up his mind for him ("Just get your things, I've made up your mind").
    That's what I think.


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    Dec 26th, 2008 12:30pm report

    I have heard on a radio station that it was about her (I think ex) boyfriend Shaun Morgan and his alcohol problem.


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    Dec 3rd, 2008 12:12am report

    "It's very obvious who it's about. I know that people would read between the lines and think it's about my ex-boyfriend Shaun Morgan [of Seether], but I wanted to be completely clear. I needed so bad to say exactly what I was feeling for so long. Music is therapy for me. It's my outlet for every negative thing I've ever been through. It lets me turn something bad into something beautiful."

    It's about Shaun. Amy said so herself and the meaning of the song really is qutie clear cut.


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    Nov 22nd, 2008 11:29am report

    I think this song is about her ex boyfriend who drinks a lot and when he drinks he get out of hand and she is sick of his lies and when he is not drunk he go's to her and says he is sorry and he won't do it again but there he go's drinking agian ! He only does that because he knows that she will forgive him. When she says "call me when your sober" she means call her when he is completly made up his mine about drinking and he'll stop! Really stop!
    I love evanescence !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡


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    Nov 5th, 2008 11:46pm report

    Amy wrote this song about Shaun Morgan from Seether. He was using drugs and putting drugs as his top priority instead of her... the lyrics "Make up your mind" could be about choosing her or the drugs.
    People were hatin on Amy because of this song.. saying she should have kept quiet about their private life and about Shaun using drugs because Shaun didnt say anything about her
    By coincidence Shaun went into rehab the day this song was released


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    Sep 3rd, 2008 9:08pm report

    Ok most of these I read are sooooo wrong (no offense guys). The narrator is talking about a guy she's having an affair with and shay says that he should make up his mind of who he wants to be with. Near the end of the song she says she regrets ever being with him and she breaks it off making up his mind for him. Also the "sobr" part is about how she thinks his cheating on his wife or who ever is something he's addicted to.


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    Aug 14th, 2008 8:14am report

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's about the Seether front man. Because 50 others have the same interpretation!
    Please read the other posts first.


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    Jun 24th, 2008 6:34pm report

    I heard many rumors this song is technically for "Shaun Morgon", however you spell his name, because he had some drinking problem, but I have no idea if it is true or not, but that is what I heard the song was for.


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    Dec 10th, 2007 12:35pm report

    I don't exactly know how to say this but I will try..
    she loves someone, and thinks he loves her back.
    he never calls or makes any effort to tell her he loves her or anything.
    she knows she needs to get away from it. doesn't want to, but in the end she is strong enough to do so.


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    Nov 29th, 2007 11:38am report

    Honestly, I don't really know WHO this is about. But I think that in this song, "she's" (whom ever she may be) just tired of being the sideline girl. Meaning, that when everything is fine wherever HE is...he doesn't really have any impending need to be around her or treat her like she's WORTH something to him. But when he's "hyped" he can feel like he's 'the man' and do what he wants and treat her however he wants to. Honestly, I'm glad she made up her mind, because I'd be tired of going through that crap too.


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    Oct 25th, 2007 10:01am report

    Yeah it's about shaun morgan. He's in that "rock star" frame of mind. being addicted to all sorts of things. She got fed up with it. And why "she made up his mind" is because he showed no signs of basically wanting to change the problem, so she just left.

    BUT I HEARD (this could just be a rumor) that she basically drove him to a rehab clinic and left him there, just broke it off and told him to call her when he's better. (call me when you're sober) she jsut doesn't want to deal with it. She loves him but she's not going to put up with that problem anymore. It's his, not hers. She shouldn't have to be the one dealing with it


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    Aug 28th, 2007 8:31pm report

    2004 I was at the Fallen tour concert with Seether and EV and wouldn't you know it.. Shaun was drunk and flirting with these two girls. Honestly, I think this song's about how Shaun had a drinking problem and was abusive or cheating on Amy nonstop and she was just sick of it. She said herself the song was kind of supposed to be humorous cause she laughed saying "haha I made your mind up for you, I'm out"


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    May 5th, 2007 5:51pm report

    The inspiration for 'Sober' was made clear after Amy Lee's former boyfriend, Seether frontman Shaun Morgan, checked himself into rehab for "unspecified problems" in late July 2006. Lee stated that she's not worried about listeners knowing what inspired the song:

    "Call Me When You're Sober' says something that's impossible to hide from. I'm stuck with everyone knowing exactly what I'm talking about. And if there's consequences for that, which there are, then I have to face them. But it's true, and it really happened, and it meant so much to me and felt so good to just blurt it out that it was worth it. And I think it's a really great song and I'm really proud of it."

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