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Call Me When You're Sober
Evanescence Lyrics


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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
And I'm sick of the lie
And you're too late

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

Couldn't take the blame, sick with shame
Must be exhausting to lose your own game, selfishly hated
No wonder you're jaded
You can't play the victim this time
And you're too late

So 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

You never call me when you're sober
You only want it 'cause it's over, it's over

How could I have burned paradise?
How could I?
You were never mine

So don't cry to me, if you loved me
You would be here with me
Don't lie to me, just get your things
I've made up your mind

Overall Meaning

In "Call Me When You're Sober," Amy Lee sings about a relationship where her partner keeps leaving her and then coming back, causing her frustration and pain. She starts by saying that if this person truly loved her, they would be with her instead of constantly leaving, and encourages them to make up their mind about whether they want to stay or go. She wonders if she should let them fall and hit rock bottom so that they can remember who they are.


Amy then points out that they are both lying to themselves about the state of their relationship and that she's tired of it. When this person tries to come back to her, she refuses to let them play the victim and tells them that it's too late. She explains that they only want her when it's over, and that's why they never call her when they're sober. The song ends with her making it clear that she's done with the lies and that this person needs to leave and get their things.


Overall, the lyrics to "Call Me When You're Sober" convey a sense of anger, frustration, and empowerment. Amy Lee is tired of being lied to and played with, and she's ready to move on from this person and their toxic relationship dynamic.


Line by Line Meaning

Don't cry to me, if you loved me
Don't come crying to me now that you've lost me, because if you truly loved me, you wouldn't have let me slip away.


You would be here with me
If you truly cared for me, you would have made the effort to be here with me, rather than letting us drift apart.


You want me, come find me
If you still want me in your life, it's up to you to make the effort to find me and make things right between us.


Make up your mind
You need to decide what you truly want, and stick with that decision, rather than playing with my emotions.


Should I let you fall, lose it all
I'm tired of playing this game with you, and wondering if I should let you hit rock bottom so that you can finally realize your mistakes.


So maybe you can remember yourself?
Sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom to finally remember who you truly are and what you want in life.


Can't keep believing
I can't keep believing in the false promises and lies that you keep feeding me.


We're only deceiving ourselves
We're both only lying to ourselves if we think this is a healthy and functional relationship.


And I'm sick of the lie
I'm done with the lies and false promises, and I'm finally standing up for myself.


And you're too late
You had your chance, but now it's too late to make things right between us.


Couldn't take the blame, sick with shame
You refuse to accept responsibility for your actions, and it's causing you to feel sick with shame.


Must be exhausting to lose your own game, selfishly hated
It must be exhausting to constantly be playing games and manipulating others for your own selfish gain, and the result is that you're now hated by those around you.


No wonder you're jaded
It's no wonder that you're feeling bitter and disillusioned, considering how you've treated others and the consequences of your actions.


You can't play the victim this time
You can't twist things around to make it seem like you're the victim in this situation, because the truth is clear for anyone to see.


You never call me when you're sober
You only seem to think of me when you're drunk or high, and it's not a healthy or sustainable way to maintain a relationship.


You only want it 'cause it's over, it's over
You only seem to want me now that I've moved on and it's too late to make things right, and it's a classic case of wanting what you can't have.


How could I have burned paradise?
I can't believe that I let our once beautiful and perfect relationship fall apart, and I'm struggling to understand how it happened.


How could I?
I'm struggling to accept that I had a role to play in the destruction of our relationship, and it's a painful truth to face.


You were never mine
Ultimately, I need to accept that you were never truly committed to me or our relationship, and it's time to move on.


Don't lie to me, just get your things
Don't try to manipulate me or lie to me anymore - it's time for you to collect your belongings and leave my life for good.


I've made up your mind
I've made the decision to move on and let you go, and it's time for you to do the same.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Written by: Terry Balsamo, Amy Lee

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Imalostboy

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
And I'm sick of the lie

And you're too late

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

Couldn't take the blame, sick with shame
Must be exhausting to lose your own game
Selfishly hated, no wonder you're jaded
You can't play the victim this time

And you're too late

So 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

You never call me when you're sober
You only want it 'cause it's over
Oh, oh, it's over

How could I have burned paradise?
How could I? You were never mine

So don't cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
Don't lie to me
Just get your things
I've made up your mind



@arielalves1993

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
And I'm sick of the lie
And you're too late

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

Couldn't take the blame, sick with shame
Must be exhausting to lose your own game, selfishly hated
No wonder you're jaded
You can't play the victim this time
And you're too late

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

You never call me when you're sober
You only want it 'cause it's over, it's over

How could I have burned paradise?
How could I?
You were never mine!

So don't cry to me, if you loved me
You would be here with me
Don't lie to me, just get your things
I've made up your mind!



@user-hr6de1pj7f

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
And I'm sick of the lie
And you're too late

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

Couldn't take the blame, sick with shame
Must be exhausting to lose your own game, selfishly hated
No wonder you're jaded
You can't play the victim this time
And you're too late

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

You never call me when you're sober
You only want it 'cause it's over, it's over

How could I have burned paradise?
How could I?
You were never mine!

So don't cry to me, if you loved me
You would be here with me
Don't lie to me, just get your things
I've made up your mind!



@IProvideLyrics1924

[Intro]
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

[Verse 1]
Should I let you fall, lose it all?
So maybe you can remember yourself
Can't keep believing
We're only deceiving ourselves
And I'm sick of the lie
And you're too late

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
Couldn't take the blame, sick with shame
Must be exhausting to lose your own game
Selfishly hated, no wonder you're jaded
You can't play the victim this time
And you're too late

[Chorus]
So 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

[Bridge]
You never call me when you're sober
You only want it 'cause it's over, it's over
How could I have burned paradise?
How could I - you were never mine

[Outro]
So don't cry to me
If you loved me
You would be here with me
Don't lie to me
Just get your things
I've made up your mind



@drivinsouth651

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
And I'm sick of the lie
And you're too late

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

Couldn't take the blame, sick with shame
Must be exhausting to lose your own game, selfishly hated
No wonder you're jaded
You can't play the victim this time
And you're too late

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

You never call me when you're sober
You only want it 'cause it's over, it's over

How could I have burned paradise?
How could I?
You were never mine!

So don't cry to me, if you loved me
You would be here with me
Don't lie to me, just get your things
I've made up your mind!

Written by Terry Balsamo, Amy Lee • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, Reservoir One Music, Reservoir Media Management Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC



All comments from YouTube:

@frankynovotny2030

I remember trying to watch this on Yahoo videos when it came out and we had the worst dial up connection ever so i'd watch it frame by frame every 8 seconds haha

@adrienne911sarah

Hahhaha I feel you!

@daniellebetancourt6042

omg i remember the same about this, didn´t know if it was on yahoo but it was frame by frame too

@gofukurself4life

😂😂 the beautiful struggle.

@juliege2586

HAHAHAHA

@drumbum3.142

(I Imagine) that would have been BRUTAL for a Gorgeous, Musical Gem (such) as this..

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@kate_morgan7149

Hits different when you loved this song as a kid but now as an adult you can relate to the lyrics.

@aaronbarkley7849

Oh my God, you nailed that one ! Her, and older Linkin Park songs take me back, but make me sad in ways now that I recognize the plot/setting. Whatever ya wanna call it.

@FXIIXI

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@Ramonnnn

Youre right haha! Back in the day when i was younger i just loved how the song sounds. But now i can also relate to it indeed

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