Telephone
Virginia Sil'hooettes Lyrics


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Hello, hello, baby, you called?
I can't hear a thing
I have got no service
In the club, you say? say?
Wha-wha-what did you say, huh?
You're breakin' up on me
Sorry I cannot hear you
I'm kinda busy
Kinda busy
Kinda busy
Sorry I cannot hear you I'm kinda busy

Just a second
It's my favorite song they're gonna play
And I cannot text you with a drink in my hand, eh?
You should've made some plans with me
You knew that I was free
And now you won't stop calling me
I'm kinda busy

Stop callin'
Stop callin'
I don't wanna think anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor
Stop callin'
Stop callin'
I don't wanna talk anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor

eh eh eh he eh
Stop telephonin' me
(Stop telephonin' me)
I'm busy
(I'm busy)
Stop telephonin' me
(Stop telephonin' me)
Can call all you want but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Out in the club
And I'm sipping that bubb
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Call all you want, but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Out in the club
And I'm sipping that bubb
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

Boy, the way you blowing up my phone
Won't make me leave no faster
Put my coat on faster
Leave my girls no faster
I should've left my phone at home
'Cause this is a disaster
Calling like a collector
Sorry, I cannot answer

Not that I don't like you
I'm just at a party
And I am sick and tired of my phone r-ringing
Sometimes I feel like I live in grand central station
Tonight I'm not takin' no calls
'Cause I'll be dancin'
I'll be dancin'
I'll be dancin'
Tonight I'm not takin' no calls
'Cause I'll be dancin'

Stop callin'
Stop callin'
I don't wanna think anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor
Stop callin'
Stop callin'
I don't wanna talk anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor
Stop callin'
Stop callin'
I don't wanna think anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor
Stop callin'
Stop callin'
I don't wanna talk anymore
I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor

eh eh eh he eh
Stop telephonin' me
(Stop telephonin' me)
I'm busy
(I'm busy)
Stop telephonin' me
(Stop telephonin' me)
Can call all you want but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Out in the club
And I'm sipping that bubb
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Call all you want, but there's no one home
And you're not gonna reach my telephone
Out in the club
And I'm sipping that bubb
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

My telephone
Ma ma ma telephone
'Cause I'm out in the club




And I'm sippin that bubb
And you're not gonna reach my telephone

Overall Meaning

The song Telephone by Virginia Sil'hooettes is a catchy pop tune that talks about a girl who's out with her friends in a club, trying to have a good time away from the world of phone calls, texts and messages. The song is structured around the idea of ignoring phone calls and texts while partying because sometimes you just want to forget about the world outside and get lost in the moment.


The first verse depicts a conversation in which an unspecified caller is trying to communicate with the singer. However, she can't hear them due to poor signal strength in the loud club environment. The caller keeps breaking up, and she's too preoccupied to give them her attention as she's trying to enjoy the music and her drink. In the chorus, the singer has a change of tone and addresses the caller directly, asking them to stop calling and texting her. She's tired of having to answer each time her phone rings, and she wants to enjoy her time at the club.


The second verse describes the caller trying to reach out repeatedly. The singer feels like her phone won't stop ringing, and she's annoyed at the caller's persistence. She seems to feel overwhelmed, saying that sometimes she feels like she lives in Grand Central Station. The song's catchy hooks and disco beats perfectly convey the scene, painting a picture of a girl trying to forget about the world outside and getting lost in the moment, without any distractions.


Line by Line Meaning

Hello, hello, baby, you called?
The singer's phone is ringing, someone is calling her.


I can't hear a thing
The singer cannot hear the person on the other end of the phone.


I have got no service
The singer's phone has no signal.


In the club, you say? say?
The person on the phone is saying something about being in a club.


Wha-wha-what did you say, huh?
The singer cannot understand what the person on the phone is saying.


You're breakin' up on me
The connection on the phone is not very good.


Sorry I cannot hear you
The singer apologizes for not being able to hear the person on the phone.


I'm kinda busy
The singer is preoccupied with something else.


Kinda busy
The singer is still preoccupied with something else.


Just a second
The singer is telling the person on the phone to wait for a moment.


It's my favorite song they're gonna play
The singer is excited to hear her favorite song at the club.


And I cannot text you with a drink in my hand, eh?
The singer cannot send a text message while holding a drink.


You should've made some plans with me
The person on the phone should have made plans to meet the singer earlier.


You knew that I was free
The person on the phone should have known that the singer was available earlier.


And now you won't stop calling me
The person on the phone is calling the singer repeatedly.


Stop callin'
The singer is telling the person on the phone to stop calling her.


I don't wanna think anymore
The singer wants to stop thinking about the phone calls.


I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor
The singer is enjoying the club and dancing, and does not want to focus on phone calls.


Stop telephonin' me
The singer is telling the person on the phone to stop calling her.


Can call all you want but there's no one home
The singer is not going to answer the phone anymore.


And you're not gonna reach my telephone
The singer is not going to answer the phone anymore.


Out in the club
The singer is presently located in a club.


And I'm sipping that bubb
The singer is drinking champagne in the club.


Boy, the way you blowing up my phone
The person on the phone is calling the singer frequently.


Won't make me leave no faster
The phone calls will not make the singer leave the club any faster.


Put my coat on faster
The singer is getting ready to leave the club soon.


Leave my girls no faster
The singer will not leave her female friends any faster because of the phone calls.


I should've left my phone at home
The singer thinks that she should have left her phone at home, to avoid the calls.


'Cause this is a disaster
The phone calls are ruining the singer's mood at the club.


Calling like a collector
The person on the phone is calling the singer repeatedly, like a creditor trying to collect debt.


Sorry, I cannot answer
The singer is apologizing for not answering the phone anymore.


Not that I don't like you
The singer doesn't have any beef against the person on the phone.


I'm just at a party
The singer is at a party, so cannot take phone calls.


And I am sick and tired of my phone r-ringing
The singer is tired of the phone calls interrupting her fun at the party.


Sometimes I feel like I live in grand central station
The singer is using a metaphor to describe the many phone calls she gets as similar to living in a busy train station.


Tonight I'm not takin' no calls
The singer is not going to answer any more phone calls tonight.


'Cause I'll be dancin'
The singer is choosing to enjoy dancing rather than taking phone calls.


My telephone
The singer is talking about her phone.


Ma ma ma telephone
The singer is repeating the word 'telephone' to create a rhythmic effect.




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