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Foster the People: Call it What You Want Meaning


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Song Released: 2011

Call it What You Want Lyrics

Call it what you want
Call it what you want
I said just call it what you want
Call it what you want

Yeah, we're locked up in ideas
We like to label everything
Well, I'm just gonna do here what I gotta do here
'Cause I gotta keep myself...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2013 report

    Balls I feel that it is more about how people feel about u and how it can mess up your mental state other than that I love the song

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2013 report

    well certainly the song is about the relationship between people. how they think of each other how we react to each others words or actions and more specifically why some people have to even give a damn about how others are but really this song revealed to us a music video that had no relations whatsoever to the actual song but instead many other ideas that make us question the band each other and the rest of the world. ironic?

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2013 report

    I listen to this song regularly and being one of my favourite songs I have done my best to read into the meaning. I think the lyrics to this song are talking about how one should feel as if they have to fit into the social norm. It's saying how you should be yourself and anyone who judges you for not fitting their expectations is in the wrong can Call it what they want, because one should not care and if they stand out or don't fit the social expectancies, that is not something to feel ashamed of.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2012 report

    It think it means that you can do whatever you want, and not have to take peoples' opinions. It's your life and you rule it.
    You shouldn't care less about what people think of you or what you do, even if it's insane (music video)

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 23rd 2011 report

    I think this song means that don't be afraid to be yourself and who cares what people think.You don't need to pretend to be something your not, just be yourself no matter what people think.

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2011 report

    this is for the line
    "what's your style and who you listen to, who cares"
    i think what he's saying there is. it doesn't matter who you are, we all have our own unique style. Don't go around and try to couple some famous singer, and don't change yourself because you wanna impress. you are you so keep like that :)

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2011 report

    I think its abiut doing what you want and not caring what society thinks.

    Its about being the you want and not the you other people see.

  8. anonymous
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    Nov 6th 2011 report

    I guess it means he's so sick of all the social engineers out there, tired of ppl who criticize on everything you do!So he just says Call it what you want whatever i do!

    "Your Social Guides Give You Swollen Eyes
    But What I've Got Can't Be Bought So You Can Just"

    "You Say, "Now What's Your Style And Who Do You Listen To?" Who Cares?
    Well That Rat Race Ladder-Climbing Fake-Face Smile's Got Nothing On Me"

    The ppl who try to act cooler in front of oders!I've met similar bastards in my life! Way to go FOSTER THE PEOPLE!!!

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 6th 2011 report

    It think it means that they (Foster the People) are not going to conform to social norms, and that people are too caught up trying to be within the status quo these days. I can't fit it all here, but I posted something really specific here: http://songforabsolution.wordpress.com/2011/11/06/call-it-what-you-want/

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 12th 2011 report

    I think it means you can believe in whatever you want but you don't need to go slapping it in peoples faces.

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