Call Out My Name - The Weeknd




The Experience: I said I didn't feel nothing, baby but I lied... Spurned betrayed commitment isn't something you can just shrug off...

Music video: The Weeknd walks the streets alone. And those streets are colder and lonelier because he was ready to share them with someone else. And she wouldn't. But the music video goes much further than the lyrics. The Weeknd is haunted by the ghosts of the relationship. Bats explode out of his head - the surround him but they freeze and burst into dust to the rhythm of the song. But those dark thoughts aren't all he has to deal with. In a surreal landscape he's also haunted by a demon that blends into the stones, glows in the night, and watches him from the balcony of a dark socketed apartment building. His love betrayed him, and what was the light of his life is now sucking the light out of his present and future. Used once, he won't ever be the same.

The Meaning of Call Out My Name: Call Out My Name is more than a breakup song. It's a song about giving - I helped you out of a broken place. Above all it's a song about commitment - I claimed you so proudly and openly. Commitment that seemed to be mutual but wasn't. One of them put the other first - I put you on top, I put you on top. One of them of them cares - I want you to stay. And he's alone. Because she didn't commit - you just wasted my time. She took advantage of his commitment to her, but she won't call out his name in answer. Ingenuous on his part? Probably. But definitely abusive on hers.

Ask yourself: Is your commitment to each other mutual? Or is one of you using the other? Is there someone out there who will love you and never use you?

Album: My Dear Melancholy (2018)

LYRICS:


We found each other
I helped you out of a broken place
You gave me comfort
But falling for you was my mistake

I put you on top, I put you on top
I claimed you so proud and openly
And when times were rough, when times were rough
I made sure I held you close to me

So call out my name (call out my name)
Call out my name when I kiss you so gently
I want you to stay (want you to stay)
I want you to stay, even though you don't want me
Girl, why can't you wait? (Why can't you wait, baby?)
Girl, why can't you wait 'til I fall out of love?
Won't you call out my name? (Call out my name)
Girl, call out my name, and I'll be on my way and
I'll be on my...

I said I didn't feel nothing, baby but I lied
I almost cut a piece of myself for your life
Guess I was just another pit stop
'Til you made up your mind
You just wasted my time

You're on top, I put you on top
I claimed you so proud and openly, babe
And when times were rough, when times were rough
I made sure I held you close to...

So call out my name (call out my name, baby)
So call out my name when I kiss you
So gently, I want you to stay (I want you to stay)
I want you to stay even though you don't want me
Girl, why can't you wait? (Girl, why can't you wait 'til I?)
Girl, why can't you wait 'til I fall out of loving?
Babe, call out my name (say call out my name, baby)
Just call out my name, and I'll be on my way
Girl, I'll be on my...

On my way, all the way
On my way, all the way, ooh
On my way, on my way, on my way
On my way, on my way, on my way
(On my)


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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