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I was born in a big gray cloud
Screaming out a love song
All the broken chords and unnamed cries
What a place to come from

I wish to remain nameless
And live without shame
'Cause what's in a name, Oh
I still remain the same

You can call it what you want
You can call me anything you want
You can call us what you want
You can call me anything you want

Everybody lets you down
In this brief hole of a town
What a difference of the rushing out
Tell me what you're running from

I know everybody lets you down
I'll do the same
But know I'll always be around
This can remain the same

Call me when you need me
Call me anything you want
Darling, believe me
Nothing I haven't done before

Call me when you need me, call me when you need me
Call me when you need me
Darling, believe me, darling, believe me
Darling, believe me, darling believe me

Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me

Darling, believe me
Darling, believe me
Darling, believe me
Darling, believe me

Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me

Darling, believe me
Darling, believe me
Darling, believe me
Darling, believe me

Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me

Darling, believe me, darling believe me
Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me
Call me when you need me



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    UnregisteredJul 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Actually I think this song is with regards to lucifer the fallen angel it's very symbolic, he was created as an angel of worship he played worship music when he walked a love song to god. When he fell through pride his name changed to satan, although he has many names. Satan is his name of shame so he chooses to remain 'nameless'. He too will let you down as he is the father of lies he will always be around because he lies in wait to destroy your soul I can continue but I hope you see x
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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 1:45 am
    "remain nameless" is my anthem. I live by this, religiously. Why label me, put a name on me because I'm different; I'm a lesbian, I'm black, I'm a christian, I'm a woman. Who the hell cares? 'call me when you need me" deeply resonantes with me, because now i'm needed for my love, for my shoulder to cry on, for a hand, for anything. I'm needed more than i need despite my differences or "place" in this world.
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    UnregisteredJan 9, 2012 at 1:03 am
    Something goes on between two. One of them is just indecisive if they want the other or not. The one being left feels broken, abused, misunderstood; after all what went through them. And sings this song to make him understand that it might seem like its over, seeing that he ill-treated her. But still deep inside she would be there for him. And even if he doesn't remember her name or he doesn't want to she doesn't mind cause what happened between them at the end is all what counts. This song reflects exactly what I'm living.
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    UnregisteredJan 3, 2012 at 12:49 am
    I think to sum it up, it shows the insignificance of a name. After all, don't names usually define who we are? She's implying that without carrying the burden of a name, she is free to roam and show who she truly is without the worry of a reputation. And she believes that she's not as pure as people make her out to be, because of her name, but she will always remain available to help others. Without the reputation, no one can see all the mistakes that she's made, and therefore, she can go about helping based on her honesty and experiences, rather than always worrying about being right and what others will think. I interpret this song as an attempt to identify the complexities of one's identity and how sometimes, people get so caught up in the name, in what they assume the person is, that they lose sight of the truth of that person and their background.
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    UnregisteredDec 12, 2011 at 12:28 am
    I think this song is about failure to attach to your mother, or neglect/abandonment in general life. Depression kicks in later on in life and you wish to be on your own where you feel safe. Impulsive behaviour leads to shameful actions. I believe "i know everybody lets you down" through "call me when you need me"etc is a second person - perhaps an imaginary angel/parent figure/future love.

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