Hotline Bling - Drake



The Experience: You used to call me... Drake looks to plug into the artistic power of a betrayed lover. But Hotline Bling runs out of appeal when you find out the relationship was nothing deeper than phone sex...



Music Video: Hotline Bling begins and ends with girls at a call center talking dirty to customers... which takes the power and the humanity out of Drake's complaint that he's been betrayed.

The Meaning of Hotline Bling: Drake mixes two things in Hotline Bling. First: betrayal - you used to call me and you make me feel I did you wrong going places that you don't belong. Second: the relationship was about using, not loving. Hotline bling isn't about needing love. It's about wanting sex - something Hotline Bling shares with the original Cha Cha by D.R.A.M that Drake is covering. That focus on sex, and only sex, takes the appeal and power out of a song that could have plugged into the experience of betrayal. After all, if that's all your relationship was about, breaking up really can't hurt that much...

Ask yourself: How can people live on relationships that are so shallow?

LYRICS:

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 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 touching road
Used to always stay at home, be a good girl
You was in a 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

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