Here Are the Lyrics to Noah Kahan and Kacey Musgraves’ ‘She Calls Me Back’
Noah Kahan added Kacey Musgraves and new lyrics to his song "She Calls Me Back." The duet comes with a fresh second verse that makes the song more of a conversation than one man's torment.
- "She Calls Me Back" original appeared as a solo song on Kahan's Stick Season album (2023).
- Musgraves' duet with Zach Bryan ("I Remember Everything") sits at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, after debuting at No. 1.
- Kahan also has a duet with Bryan called "Sarah's Place" that landed at No. 4 this week.
Fans of the song will immediately notice the new lyrics. While Kahan's first verse, chorus and pre-chorus remain unchanged, everything pivots when Musgraves starts to sing the second verse. She's literally answering him.
Original Kahan verse: "If only I could wake you up / If only I could fall asleep / I'll love you when the ocean's dry / I'll love you when the rivers freeze."
Musgraves' version: "If you think that you could wake me up / Then you don’t know how well I sleep / You love me and I don’t know why / I only call you once a week."
The original bridge is scrapped, and after a Musgraves-led pre-chorus and chorus, they sing the song's final lyrics together. Sonically, the songs rely on the same arrangement. Kahan is the sole songwriter of both versions of his song.
Noah Kahan and Kacey Musgraves, "She Calls Me Back" Lyrics:
Oh, there was Heaven in your eyes / I was not baptized / Everything's alright when /
She calls me back, she calls me back / Lost for a long time / Two parallel lines / Everything's alright when / She calls me back, she calls me back.
Look at me and don't you lie / I could be your sacrifice / But don't you hold your head up high / For bulls—t, I do not have time / I can be an old tattoo / To remind me when I get bad news / And I do not exist to die / But live to die while saving you.
Does it bite at your edges / Do you lie awake restless / Why am I so obsessive / Hanging onto every sentence / This town's the same as you left it / Your page was blank but I read it / I still dial 822-993-167.
I’m running out of tears to cry / They’re gone before they hit my cheeks / Maybe it’s the air out here / Or maybe something’s changed in me / If you think that you could wake me up / Then you don’t know how well I sleep / You love me and I don’t know why / I only call you once a week.
Repeat Pre-Chorus (Musgraves)
Repeat Chorus (Kahan and Musgraves)
All the pain I should have saved / Oh, I was too afraid of living life in your footsteps / In your heart or in your head / Oh, I was too afraid of living life in your footsteps / Living life in your footsteps / Living life in your footsteps / Still she calls me back / Still she calls me.
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