Sheryl Crow made her official entry into the world of country with her album ‘Feels Like Home’ which was released in September. Her first single, “Easy,” was a top 20 hit and I have a feeling the second single from the record will definitely follow the same path.
“Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely” was one of two tracks on the record that Sheryl did not have a hand in writing. This song, which a few of my girlfriends could definitely relate to, was written by Rodney Clawson and Brent Anderson. It is written from the female perspective about a woman who is in a relationship that is seemingly on the man’s terms. However, even though it is always the “same damn thing,” she cannot say no when he calls because by then the lonesome has already set in.
“Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely” has a somber tone in which Sheryl’s voice conveys the feelings of loneliness and vulnerability so believably, that after listening I actually empathized with her. The bluesy steel guitar adds a feeling of resignation, acceptance of the situation, as he is hers only “for a little while.”
“Why’s he always gotta be callin’ me when I’m lonely?
It’s so wrong to be leadin’ me on when I can’t say no
He’ll swear that it’s gonna be different this time but it won’t be
Why ‘s he always gotta be callin’ me when I’m lonely?”
Sheryl Crow has always leaned towards country in her music. This song (and album) should assist her in becoming a mainstay in the genre. “Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely” is currently available for download HERE via Amazon and iTunes.