Never Call Me
Jhené Aiko Lyrics


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Oh boy, I'ma have to call them boys on you
Aw damn, aw damn, I'ma have to call that man on you
Something, something, something must be really wrong with you
Why can you just tell the fuckin' truth now?
Yes your mama did, she raised a fool, wow
What the fuck did you learn in that school house?
To chasin' thrills, takin' pills in the hills
Slauson Hills, Overhills might get you killed
And I won't come 'round them parts no more
Do not run your mouth no more
I can't protect you no more
It's out of my hands for sure

You should've called me
Why you never call me?
Why you never call me?
Oh, you should've called me
Why you never call me?
Why you never call me?
Oh

Okay, now you wanna say all that I done to ya
You knew all along that I wasn't the one for you
So let's stop pretending like we were in love
We never shared anything but the drugs
We were both numb, never had anything real between us
We really must
Smoking that crazy shit, in my city talkin' crazy shit
But you ain't know I'm a crazy bitch
And tell your lawyer that I ain't paying shit
Maybe you should chill, really in your feels
My bros really in the field
Neighborhood is really real and they don't play that here
You shouldn't say that here
You should've made it clear, my dear
You should've called me

You should've called me
Why you never call me?
Why you never call me?
Oh, you should've called me
Why you never call me?
Oh

You, you, you, you
You should've called me
You, you, you, you
Oh, oh
You, you, you, you
You should've called me
You, you, you, you

Now hey sis, I'ma let you know like this
Hit me right back, this Kurupt, okay?
All these niggas with this bullshit, man, fuck these niggas mayne
The 60's, we ain't worried bout none of these muthafuckin' bustas
Ya understand me? From Overhill to the fronts to the back mayne
We pushin' this line d'nine
So don't worry 'bout none of this shit from these funny ass niggas
Don't worry 'bout him callin' you and all the rest of that shit
You know what? It's his lost, ya know what I'm sayin'?
I'm pretty p'd
I heard the homie, the homie called me and was like
"Man Jhene trippin, man this buster ass nigga got her mind fucked up"
I'm like "No no Jhene"
Man fuck that nigga mayne
Nene, you hit me I got you, you understand me?
These niggas is busters, fuck that nigga and fuck his friends, and fuck his bitch
He's nothin my nigga, you are the one, everyone else is 2's and 3's
You're the one, I love you, make sure you hit me back
This is your big brother, you hear me?
This is Kurupt, Gotti




Ay, call me as soon as you get this, you hear me?
Don't make me call your mama now, I'll track you down

Overall Meaning

In "Never Call Me," Jhené Aiko expresses her disappointment and frustration towards an ex-boyfriend who was dishonest with her. The first verse alludes to her having to call the person's friends and past lovers to warn them about his behavior. The notion that something “must be really wrong with you” is indicative of her potential concern that he is potentially dangerous. Aiko’s lyrics suggest that the other person comes from a troubled background, blaming it on how they were raised. She makes it clear that she does not want to be associated with his behavior or the people with whom he associates. In the chorus, Aiko questions why he never communicated with her if there were problems in the relationship. She suggests that if he had just reached out, things might have turned out differently.


The second verse of "Never Call Me" is a direct response from Aiko to her ex-boyfriend’s accusations that she was not the one for him. She suggests that their relationship was based solely on drug use and nothing else but that he knew that already. She emphasizes that she is not the problem nor is she a victim. She also reminds him that she has ties to a dangerous neighborhood but reassures him that he should not be worried about her.


The last part of the song features a voicemail from rapper Kurupt, who imparts some advice to Aiko. He encourages her to not worry about her ex-boyfriend or the people he associates with. He assures her that he and her other friends have her back and that they are not weak like her ex-boyfriend. He also lets her know that she can call him anytime if she needs anything.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh boy, I'ma have to call them boys on you
I will have to call my male friends to handle your misbehavior.


Aw damn, aw damn, I'ma have to call that man on you
I will have to call a mutual acquaintance to address your inappropriate actions.


Something, something, something must be really wrong with you
Your behavior shows that something is evidently wrong with you.


Why can you just tell the fuckin' truth now?
Can't you just be honest with me now?


Yes, your mama did, she raised a fool, wow
Your mother made a fool out of you.


What the fuck did you learn in that school house?
What did you learn in your education that makes you act this way?


To chasin' thrills, takin' pills in the hills
You risk everything to seek excitement and take drugs in the hills.


Slauson Hills, Overhills might get you killed
Slauson Hills and Overhills are extremely risky areas, and they might kill you.


And I won't come 'round them parts no more
I will not be traveling to such dangerous parts anymore.


Do not run your mouth no more
You should refrain from making unwise comments.


I can't protect you no more
I can't safeguard you anymore from the potential dangers.


It's out of my hands for sure
It's not within my power to help you.


You should've called me
You should have contacted me for help.


Why you never call me?
Why do you never contact me for help?


Okay, now you wanna say all that I done to ya
Now you want to blame me for everything that has happened to you.


You knew all along that I wasn't the one for you
You knew all along that I wasn't the ideal partner for you.


So let's stop pretending like we were in love
Let's stop pretending that we ever loved each other.


We never shared anything but the drugs
The only thing we ever shared was drugs.


We were both numb, never had anything real between us
Neither of us never had a strong romantic bond; we were just numb.


We really must
It's the truth.


Smoking that crazy shit, in my city talkin' crazy shit
You're intoxicated and making irrational comments in my locality.


But you ain't know I'm a crazy bitch
But you didn't know that I am an insanely unpredictable lady.


And tell your lawyer that I ain't paying shit
Inform your attorney that I am not covering any costs.


Maybe you should chill, really in your feels
Perhaps you should calm down and manage your emotions.


My bros really in the field
My friends are professionals in this area.


Neighborhood is really real and they don't play that here
The people in this region are violent, dangerous, and do not accept nonsense behavior.


You shouldn't say that here
You mustn't utter such words in this area.


You should've made it clear, my dear
You should have articulated your thoughts clearly from the onset.


You, you, you, you
You, you, you, you


Now hey sis, I'ma let you know like this
Hey sister, let me enlighten you.


Hit me right back, this Kurupt, okay?
Call me back, this is Kurupt, alright?


All these niggas with this bullshit, man, fuck these niggas mayne
These fools and their garbage talk are not worth our attention.


The 60's, we ain't worried bout none of these muthafuckin' bustas
We do not concern ourselves with these inept individuals in the 60's region.


Ya understand me? From Overhill to the fronts to the back mayne
Do you comprehend? From Overhill to the fronts to the back.


We pushin' this line d'nine
We are infringing these barriers.


So don't worry 'bout none of this shit from these funny ass niggas
Ignore and forget about these silly fellows and their nonsense.


Don't worry 'bout him callin' you, and all the rest of that shit
Do not stress about his phone calls, and related issues.


You know what? It's his lost, ya know what I'm sayin'?
You know what? He lost the opportunity to be with you.


I'm pretty p'd
I am quite annoyed.


I heard the homie, the homie called me and was like
I heard from a mutual friend who contacted me and exclaimed


"Man Jhene trippin, man this buster ass nigga got her mind fucked up"
"Man, Jhene is lost and confused because of this idiot."


I'm like "No no Jhene"
But I am saying "No no, Jhene."


Man fuck that nigga mayne
"Forget that man."


Nene, you hit me I got you, you understand me?
Nene, call me, and I will help you. Do you get me?


These niggas is busters, fuck that nigga and fuck his friends, and fuck his bitch
These men are useless; ignore him and his associates and former lover.


He's nothin' my nigga, you are the one, everyone else is 2's and 3's
He is not worth our time compared to you; you are an excellent companion.


You're the one, I love you, make sure you hit me back
You are unique and special, I adore you, please make sure you call me back.


This is your big brother, you hear me?
I am like your elder brother, do you understand me?


This is Kurupt, Gotti
This is your associate Kurupt, Gotti.


Ay, call me as soon as you get this, you hear me?
Hey, please call me back immediately after you receive this message, okay?


Don't make me call your mama now, I'll track you down
Do not compel me to contact your mother, I will locate you.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo, Benjamin Levin, Magnus Hoiberg, Adam Feeney

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Comments from YouTube:

@CoriJadeM

The way she smoothly sang a song that told this man he ain’t getting shit & he better not step in her city or she’s got ppl for him is iconic 💛

@scootabean

Facts

@nrran6835

Surrounded by killers too. She’s a menace

@tobehonest2234

Who she talking about

@99bambieyes

@@tobehonest2234 her ex husband

@spicypotato4110

Lmaooo LITERALLY

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@SelinasBoss

Nipsey’s presence in this video is very well needed. Thank you Jhene for including the ones you and we love

@colbylynes

this was recoreded before he was gone this was just a normal video.. just a bad coincidence

@djst9792

Selina Perez ....”have to call that man on ya”

@kaberaciara4566

Nygdh

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