Blondie - Call Me




"Call Me" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie and the theme to the 1980 film American Gigolo. Produced and composed by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder, with lyrics by Blondie singer Debbie Harry, the song appeared in the film and was released in the United States in early 1980 as a single.


"Call Me" was composed by Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder as the main theme song of the 1980 film American Gigolo. It is played in the key of D minor. Moroder originally asked Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac to perform a song for the soundtrack, but she was prevented because of a recently signed contract with Modern Records.


(Coincidentally, the verse of "Call me" shares the chord progression and melodic outline with Nicks' "Rhiannon".) Moroder turned to Debbie Harry of Blondie, presenting Harry with an instrumental track called "Man Machine". Harry was asked to write the lyrics and melody, a process that Harry states took a mere few hours. The lyrics were written from the perspective of the main character in the film, a male prostitute.






Lyrics



Colour me your colour, baby

Colour me your car

Colour me your colour, darling

I know who you are

Come up off your colour chart

I know where you're comin' from

Call me (call me) on the line

Call me, call me any, anytime

Call me (call me) my love

You can call me any day or night

Call me


Cover me with kisses, baby

Cover me with love

Roll me in designer sheets

I'll never get enough

Emotions come, I don't know why

Cover up love's alibi


Call me (call me) on the line

Call me, call me any, anytime

Call me (call me) oh my love

When you're ready we can share the wine

Call me


Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, he speaks the languages of love

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, amore, chiamami, chiamami

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, appelle-moi mon cherie, appelle-moi

Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any way

Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any day-ay


Call me (call me) my love

Call me, call me any, anytime

Call me (call me) for a ride

Call me, call me for some overtime

Call me (call me) my love

Call me, call me in a sweet design

Call me (call me), call me for your lover's lover's alibi

Call me (call me) on the line

Call me, call me any, anytime

Call me (call me)

Oh, call me, oo-hoo-hah

Call me (call me) my love

Call me, call me any, anytime

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