Shinedown: Call Me Meaning
Call Me Lyrics
Send me on my way still smiling
Maybe that's the way I should go,
Straight into the mouth of the unknown
I left the spare key on the table
Never really thought I'd be able to say
I merely visit on the...
anonymous Dec 26th, 12:42pm report
"Wrap me in a bolt of lightning,"- he is shocked about how hard it is to be with the girl, and how hard it is for her, that they may as well wrap him in a bolt of lightning. "Send me on my way still smiling," she is breaking up with him, but he is happy that she won't be hurting anymore. "Maybe that's the way I should go, straight into the mouth of the unknown," he feels that leaving her is right, however, he doesn't know what will happen next. "I left the spare key on the table, never really thought I'd be able to say I'd merely visit on the weekend," he is not coming back, except for on weekends, because his gypsy life calls to him. "I've lost my whole life and a dear friend," he made her his whole life, she was everything to him, including a friend, and his ways made her lost to him. "I've said it so many times, I would change my ways no, never mind. God knows I tried," he has told her and tried so many times to change his ways, but, never mind, he can't do it. "Call me a sinner," she could tell him his life is a sin, "Call me a saint," she could tell him that by leaving her, he saved her, "Tell me it's over, I'll still love you the same," she can break up with him, but he'll still love her, always. "Call me your favorite," she can call him her favorite lover, "Call me the worst," she can call him the worst thing that ever happened to him, "Tell me it's over, I don't want you to hurt," she can break up with him, and he'll be fine, because he doesn't want her to hurt. "It's all that I can say, so I'll be on my way," he is telling her that is all he has to say, so he is leaving now. "I finally put it all together, that nothing really lasts forever," he knows why he cant stay, and the relationship wasn't meant to last. "I had to make a choice that was not mine, I had to say goodbye for the last time," He is breaking up for her and telling her goodbye for the very last time. "I've kept my whole life in a suitcase, never really stayed in one place." he is basically saying that he is a drifter, everything that he owns fits in a suitcase. "Maybe that's the way it should be, you know I live my life like a gypsy," he feels that this is the right and the only life for him, the life of a gypsy. After the chorus there's "I'll always keep you inside, you've healed my heart and my life, and you know I try," he is telling her that he will never forget her, and that she has healed him from the past, and he will still try to change himself for her. I absolutely love Shinedown, they are one of my FAVORITE bands, and this is one of my favorite songs by them!! Thank you for viewing my interpretation, and keep loving Sninedown!!
anonymous Sep 21st, 2012 9:24pm report
I think hes saying I would or would change my ways no nvr mind god knows ive tried hes saying its too late,cause the relationship.with whom ever is over so it was too lAte
anonymous Sep 11th, 2012 9:10pm report
I'm in love with these lyrics and felt, initially, that they were related to the loss of a relationship, but just this morning I realized why they were so important to me... they represent the efforts my mom took to get me help when I was a troubled youth, so I agree with the last post... definitely worth listening too again and you may find your own inner personal connection with the song... lyrics aren't really about why or who they were written for, it's about what they mean to you, so every song is unique to the listener!
anonymous Jul 3rd, 2012 7:36pm report
brent smith said in one of his concerts it was about his dad itll make sence if you think about. When you was little jetting around and your dad would snatch u up hug shake you; wrap me in a bolt of lightning : then sit you back pat you on the head; send me on my way still smilling
anonymous May 11th, 2012 5:49pm report
Well, a dear friend could mean anything (in the song). i think it means that the person is struggling to be able to change and be perfect for the person that was once there but died. And now he still is trying to change for that person.. but cant, so he doesnt care what happens to him, so he can see that person again...
anonymous Apr 4th, 2012 4:37pm report
I agree with both posts. The lyrics sure sound like a guy leaving his girlfriend. But they also sound like a guy dying and saying goodbye to his family. In either case, he admits to mistakes and has regrets. Shinedown is a spiritual group, so I'd go with the guy dying, figuring out life at the last minute, and putting his trust in God. Either way, great tune!
anonymous Apr 4th, 2012 4:21pm report
The first impression I had with this very moving song, was that of a sick and dying friend or relative letting go. I think the song is beautiful and has a spiritual connection, of a person letting go and saying goodbye for the last time. Made me cry.
anonymous Jun 18th, 2011 6:42am report
I think this song is about a guy who loves the person he is with but she doesnt accept him for who he his and the things he does. Hes tried to change for her but he cant. Basically hes just telling her that if it hurts her to be with him, to leave him so she doesnt hurt but he cant change for her.
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