In this song, Waite sings about losing a girl, but availing himself to her should she ever need an ear (another "call me anytime 'cause I still love you" song: "I'll Be Around
" by the Spinners). Waite's love songs are typically tinged with melancholy, and like most romantic relationships, filled with a range of emotions.
Many of the songs he wrote with his group the Babys and as a solo artist were composed by free association, as he let his heart dictate the lyrics in quick bursts (a great example is "Missing You
"). As he ripened, his writing style changed. In our interview with Waite, he explained: "Being older, I don't want to be flying so high. I want to really address what's going on around me and write in a mature way. I look at songwriting now entirely different."