Song of the Day #2,704: ‘Why Should You Come When I Call?’ – Counting Crows

hardcandyThe Random iTunes Fairy must have seen my mention of Counting Crows’ 2002 album Hard Candy a couple of weeks ago and gotten in the mood to hear it again.

There isn’t a weak track on this album, easily the band’s best work. In fact, every track is so good I’m hard pressed to name a favorite. Maybe ‘Miami’ or ‘Up All Night.’ The title track or ‘American Girls.’ The plaintive ‘Carriage’ or drunkly melancholy closer ‘Holiday in Spain.’

Or it could be today’s SOTD, which depicts a self-loathing booty call in the most stirring fashion possible.

[Verse 1]
It’s one thirty in the morning
That’s alright by me
When you’re just waiting by the phone

[Verse 2]
Well, I should give a little warning
But I need the things I need
I’m not proud to need a hand
But I just don’t understand

[Chorus]
So why should you come when I call
I never say nothing at all
Why do I go when I go?
It’s leaving me here all alone
You ought to get out on your own

[Verse 3]
Ain’t necessarily a bad thing
To believe the things I say
Cause you can make yourself feel good

[Verse 4]
You know it’s really not a good thing
To give everything to me
I’m just waiting for the show
Cause I got nowhere to go

[Chorus]
So why should you come when I call
I never say nothing at all
Why do I go when I go
It’s leaving me here all alone
You ought to get out on your own

[Bridge]
Cause nothing makes me feel so good
But gets me high
So I sleep at night
And that’s enough and everything’s alright
I feel nice

[Verse 5]
I’m so sorry in the morning
You could believe what you believe
I’m used to waking up alone

[Verse 6]
And if you think about it
Anyone you think about is a better love than me
But if you’ve not falling quite asleep
I might call tonight
If that’s alright

[Chorus]
Why should you come when I call
I never say nothing at all
Why do I go when I go
It’s leaving me here all alone
You ought to get out on your own

[Outro]
Ohh, why should you come when I call
Ohh ho ohh ho
Ohh, why do I go when I go
Ohh ho
Why should you, why should you come when I call
Ohh ho ohh ho
Why should you come, why should you come when I call
Hmm

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,704: ‘Why Should You Come When I Call?’ – Counting Crows

  1. Dana says:

    I still think “August and Everything After” gives “Hard Candy” a run for best Crows album, but I know there’s a few tracks on the debut album you are less crazy about.

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