I Call Your Name

Album: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966)
  • I call your name, but you're not there
    Was I to blame, for being unfair
    Don't you know I can't sleep at night
    Since you've been gone
    I never weep at night
    I can't go on

    Don't you know I can't take it
    I don't know who can
    I'm not gonna make it
    I'm not that kind of man

    Don't you know I can't sleep at night
    But just the same
    I never weep at night
    I call your name

    Don't you know I can't take it
    I don't know who can
    I'm not gonna make it
    I'm not that kind of man

    Don't you know I can't sleep at night
    But just the same, yeah
    I never weep at night
    I call your name
    I never weep at night
    I call your name, yeah Writer/s: JOHN WINSTON LENNON, PAUL MCCARTNEY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 6

  • Anton from UsaRingo and his band did a better version than the Beatles. They raced through this recording and did not give their best effort. And John didn't care because it was an old song he didn't think much of. But very poignant lyrics about the loss of his mom and dad, neither of whom raised him.
  • Elmer H from Westville, OkI have always loved this version of the Lennon composition. The production is simply fantastic. I was in college when the "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears" album climbed the charts & The Mamas and Papas were "kicking up dust" in the music industry. So many things were happening in the U.S. music scene in 1966. I still love this group's music after all these decades. They had quite a history with the personality clashes, the creative burn-outs, the bursts of genius in the studios, and their significance on the concert trail (i.e., Monterey Pop Festival & others). And this song brings back the memories!
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxWell, that's what I read in the liner notes of the collection I heard it on. Sadly, the parties in question are no longer here.
  • Jack from Mesa, Azthanks esskay, I came here wondering about that.... are you sure she didn't mean John Phillips?
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxYou twice hear Cass whispering "John" during the instrumental bridge, both in tribute to the song's writer and the fact that she had a crush on him.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandI actually prefer The Dakotas' version of this to The Beatles'...
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