This song is about Amy Lee's former boyfriend, Seether lead singer Shaun Morgan. Coincidentally, he went into rehab the day the song came out.
When Songfacts spoke with Morgan
, he explained that the Seether song "Breakdown
" was inspired by Amy Lee and this track in particular. "She wrote a song about me called 'Call Me When You're Sober,' and then she tried to retract that," he said. "Basically she went out and aired all my dirty laundry in the press. She was bad mouthing me and everything."