Hotline Bling
Drake Lyrics


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You used to call me on my
You used to, you used to
Yeah

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city, you
Got a reputation for yourself now
Everybody knows and I feel left out
Girl, you got me down, you got me stressed out
'Cause ever since I left the city, you
Started wearing less and goin' out more
Glasses of champagne out on the dance floor
Hangin' with some girls I've never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Ever since I left the city, you, you, you
You and me, we just don't get along
You make me feel like I did you wrong
Going places where you don't belong
Ever since I left the city, you
You got exactly what you asked for
Running out of pages in your passport
Hanging with some girls I've never seen before

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

These days, all I do is
Wonder if you're bendin' over backwards for someone else
Wonder if you're rollin' up a Backwoods for someone else
Doing things I taught you, gettin' nasty for someone else
You don't need no one else
You don't need nobody else, no
Why you never alone?
Why you always touchin' road?
Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You was in the zone
Yeah, you should just be yourself
Right now, you're someone else

You used to call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
Call me on my cell phone
Late night when you need my love
And I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing
I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing





Ever since I left the city

Overall Meaning

Drake’s song “Hotline Bling” is a melancholic and emotional song about a man who is still affected by his ex-girlfriend’s behavior and lifestyle. The song opens with the line “You used to call me on my cell phone,” a statement that sets the tone of the song from the very beginning. The singer is reminiscing about the past and how his ex-girlfriend used to call him late at night whenever she needed his love or companionship. However, he understands that when the hotline blings, it can only mean one thing, and that is his ex-girlfriend reaching out to him.


Drake spends a considerable part of the song talking about how his ex-girlfriend’s lifestyle has changed since he left the city. He tells her that she has become more popular since he left, and her new lifestyle has caused him to feel left out, stressed, and inadequate. He also expresses jealousy when he talks about her hanging out with girls he has never seen before, and he wonders if she is indulging in activities with someone else.


In the last part of the song, Drake talks directly to his ex-girlfriend, telling her to be herself and not to change for anyone, including him. However, he still feels the pain of knowing that she is not the same girl he fell in love with.


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Line by Line Meaning

You used to call me on my
We used to talk all the time


Late night when you need my love
You used to reach out to me when you needed emotional support


Call me on my cell phone
My personal phone number was the one you called


That can only mean one thing
When I see your name on my phone, I know what you're looking for


Got a reputation for yourself now
You've established yourself and become more well-known


Everybody knows and I feel left out
You've reached a level of popularity, but I still feel disconnected


Started wearing less and goin' out more
You've changed the way you present yourself and go out more often


Hanging with some girls I've never seen before
You're spending time with new people, and it makes me feel excluded


You make me feel like I did you wrong
Your behavior makes me feel guilty or responsible for something


Going places where you don't belong
You're going to places that don't align with your personality or interests


Running out of pages in your passport
You've traveled extensively and used up most of the space in your passport


Why you always touchin' road?
Why are you always out and about, traveling or going places?


You was in the zone
You were focused and dedicated to your goals or interests


Right now, you're someone else
You've changed or evolved into a different person than the one I used to know


Wonder if you're bendin' over backwards for someone else
I wonder if you're making a lot of effort for someone else, like you did for me


Wonder if you're rollin' up a Backwoods for someone else
I wonder if you're doing things for someone else that you used to do for me


Doing things I taught you, gettin' nasty for someone else
You're behaving in a way that I taught you or introduced you to, but for someone else


You don't need no one else
You don't need anyone else in your life


And I know when that hotline bling
When I see your call coming in, I know what it's about


That can only mean one thing
The only thing this could possibly be about is you needing my support


I know when that hotline bling
I've recognized this pattern before


These days, all I do is
Lately, I find myself only thinking about


Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You used to be more reserved and focused on home life


Call me on my cell phone
Reach out to me when you need emotional support


That can only mean one thing
I know what you're calling me for


I know when that hotline bling
I'm familiar with this routine


Ever since I left the city
Things have changed since I moved away




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Anthony Paul Jefferies, Aubrey Drake Graham, Timothy E. Thomas

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