Let's Call It Off
Peter Bjorn and John Lyrics


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Uh, when did you get like this?
Least you could've done is gone and give me a warning
I don't regret like this
So I'll be right there when you wake up in the morning
Saying, "This just ain't my style"
You can't say you're happy either
You don't even smile, for me, ah
Did you agree, we should let it be
And did you agree, it's a must
Let's call the whole thing off
We just have had enough of us
Let's call the whole thing off
We just have had enough of us

When you decided to knock on my door
Did you remember what happened before?
The look on your face said you were expecting more
But some things look better inside of the store

Did you agree, we should let it be
And did you agree, it's a must
Let's call the whole thing off
We just have had enough of us
Let's call the whole thing off
We just have had enough of us

Look, leave me, leave me, I can't fucking stand you
Wish I had the courage to say everything I planned to
My girlfriend, my girlfriend, call herself my girlfriend
Tell me that we 'posed to be together 'til the world end
But, I don't really feel that
I just really wanna turn the wheels back
Give you all your sweaters and your heels back
Convince you that time will heal that
Uh, you look for reasons for us to argue
I swear every time I call, you just tell me how I don't call you
Why you do that? Do that, do that, yeah

Did you agree, we should let it be
And did you agree, it's a must
Let's call the whole thing off
We just have had enough of us




Let's call the whole thing off
We just have had enough of us

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Let's Call It Off" by Peter Bjorn and John speaks to a relationship that has run its course. From the beginning, it's clear that something has changed as the singer asks, "When did you get like this?" indicating that he doesn't recognize the person his partner has become. The singer expresses that he wants out of this relationship and would have appreciated a warning, but he is unable to regret what he is feeling now. He's given up on the smile and the happiness that used to be evident in their relationship. The singer continues to say that they have had enough of each other, indicating that the two have become sick of their relationship and need to end it.


The chorus of the song suggests that both the singer and his partner agree that it's time to call it quits, as they have been through enough. They have tried to make things work, but it's time to move on. In the second verse, the singer's partner comes knocking on his door, but he already knows what the outcome is going to be. The singer feels that his partner is just going through the motions, hoping for a different result but failing to realize that some things don't change. The singer wishes he had the courage to say everything he had planned to - he wants to end it and return each other's belongings. He points out that his partner constantly looks for reasons to argue and brings up that they don't spend enough time together. In the end, both parties appear to be in agreement - it's time to move on.


Line by Line Meaning

Uh, when did you get like this?
When did you become this difficult to be with?


Least you could've done is gone and give me a warning
You could have at least warned me before acting this way.


I don't regret like this
I don't want to feel this way.


So I'll be right there when you wake up in the morning
I'll be there when you wake up, but something has to change.


Saying, "This just ain't my style"
Admitting that the relationship is just not working for me.


You can't say you're happy either
You're not happy in this relationship either.


You don't even smile, for me, ah
You don't even pretend to be happy with me.


Did you agree, we should let it be
Did you also agree that we should end things?


And did you agree, it's a must
Do you also think it's necessary to end things?


Let's call the whole thing off
We should end the relationship completely.


We just have had enough of us
We've both reached a breaking point.


When you decided to knock on my door
When you showed up at my place,


Did you remember what happened before?
Did you remember the issues we've had in the past?


The look on your face said you were expecting more
You were expecting something more from me.


But some things look better inside of the store
Sometimes things seem better before you get to know them intimately.


Look, leave me, leave me, I can't fucking stand you
I want you to leave, I can't stand being with you anymore.


Wish I had the courage to say everything I planned to
I wish I could say everything I want to say without holding back.


My girlfriend, my girlfriend, call herself my girlfriend
You call yourself my girlfriend.


Tell me that we 'posed to be together 'til the world end
You say we should be together forever.


But, I don't really feel that
I don't feel the same way anymore.


I just really wanna turn the wheels back
I want to go back to when things were good.


Give you all your sweaters and your heels back
Return all your belongings.


Convince you that time will heal that
I want to convince you that things will get better with time.


You look for reasons for us to argue
You always seem to look for a reason to argue with me.


I swear every time I call, you just tell me how I don't call you
Every time I call, you tell me I don't call you enough.


Why you do that? Do that, do that, yeah
Why do you keep doing that?




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: John Eriksson, Peter Moren, Bjorn Yttling

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Nicolas Balestat - Rico MC

When you decided to knock on my door
Did you remember what happened before
It just didn't sparkle it just didn't glow
Some things are not better inside of the store

Did you agree we should let it bee
And did you agree
It's a must
Let's call the whole thing off
Will you still have enough of us
Let's call the whole thing off
Will you still have enough of us

I know many people who act the same way
Relations that lasted for more than one day
But I don't wanna know why we couldn't do more
Some thing are not better to leave unexplored

Did you agree we should let it bee
And did you agree
It's a must
Let's call the whole thing off
Will you still have enough of us
Let's call the whole thing off
Will you still have enough of us



All comments from YouTube:

M Peters

Favorite song on the album for me.

James E

absolutely love this song, listened to it on spotify, and now I find this version and its even better!

Mac Monkey

absolute gem

Mayron de Castro

uma das minhas favoritas

Town Man 961

This song is 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

EDUARDO MARQUEZ HERNANDEZ

Hermosa cancion. saludos desde Mexico.

Nicolas Balestat - Rico MC

When you decided to knock on my door
Did you remember what happened before
It just didn't sparkle it just didn't glow
Some things are not better inside of the store

Did you agree we should let it bee
And did you agree
It's a must
Let's call the whole thing off
Will you still have enough of us
Let's call the whole thing off
Will you still have enough of us

I know many people who act the same way
Relations that lasted for more than one day
But I don't wanna know why we couldn't do more
Some thing are not better to leave unexplored

Did you agree we should let it bee
And did you agree
It's a must
Let's call the whole thing off
Will you still have enough of us
Let's call the whole thing off
Will you still have enough of us

Iburnchurches

*somethings look better inside of the store, not, "Some things are not better inside of the store
"

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Dennis O'Harra

I don't remember this having steel drums...

brentonjoseph

Ahhh yes this is the version I grew up with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTHegaNi464

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