Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? Lyrics

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Sep 9, 2013
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Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? Music Video

Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? Lyrics

The mirror's image
Tells me it's home time
But I'm not finished
'Cause you're not by my side
And as I arrived I thought I saw you leavin'
Carryin' your shoes
Decided that once again I was just dreamin'
Of bumpin' into you

Now it's three in the mornin'
And I'm tryna change your mind
Left you multiple missed calls
And to my message you reply
"Why'd you only call me when you're high?"
"Hi, why'd you only call me when you're high?"

Somewhere darker
Talkin' the same shite
I need a partner (high)
Well, are you out tonight?
It's harder and harder to get you to listen
More I get through the gears
Incapable of makin' alright decisions
And havin' bad ideas

Now it's three in the mornin'
And I'm tryna change your mind
Left you multiple missed calls
And to my message you reply (message you reply)
"Why'd you only call me when you're high?"
(Why'd you only call me when you're)
"Hi, why'd you only call me when you're high?"

And I can't see you here, wonder where I might
It sort of feels like I'm runnin' out of time
I haven't found what I was hopin' to find
You said you gotta be up in the morning
Gonna have an early night
And you're starting to bore me, baby
Why'd you only call me when you're high?

Why'd you only ever phone me when you're high?
Why'd you only ever phone me when you're high?
Why'd you only ever phone me when you're high?
Why'd you only ever phone me when you're (high)?

Writer(s): Alex Turner
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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What is the Meaning of Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High??

Let's overcome the fact that usually I'm the one texting them when being high, let's let the video clip of the song speak for itself, as it shows cellphones getting attached to wrists and clocks smiling (or not).....

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What genre is 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' by Arctic Monkeys?

    The song 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' by Arctic Monkeys is described as a mix of R&B, funk rock, and blues rock. The band's use of stuttering hip hop beats is also notable in this song.

  2. Who directed the music video for 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' and what does it depict?

    The music video for 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' was directed by Chicago-born photographer Nabil Elderkin. The video shows Alex Turner leaving a pub in East London after having drinks with his bandmates. He then stumbles through the streets, repeatedly texting a girl named Stephanie, hallucinating along the way.

  3. Did 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' receive any award nominations?

    Yes, the music video for 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' received a nomination for Best Rock Video at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

  4. Has anyone notable covered 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' and what was the reception?

    In January 2014, Miley Cyrus covered the song during her MTV Unplugged special. Her version garnered critical acclaim with several critics praising her vocal delivery and her ability to bring a unique flair to the song.

  5. Where has Arctic Monkeys performed 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' live?

    'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?' has been performed multiple times by Arctic Monkeys at various music festivals and radio stations. They performed a stripped-down version of the song on BBC's Live Lounge and also included it in the setlist of their AM Tour.

  6. What was the inspiration behind 'Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?'?

    Frontman Alex Turner revealed that the song was inspired by a voicemail he received 'along those lines.' The song is set at 3 a.m. at some party, depicting desperation for a late-night rendezvous.

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