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Riff: Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”

Jan 4, 2013

It’s hard to look right at you baby/But here’s my number, so call me maybe

from Call Me Maybe lyrics by Carly Rae Jepsen

This is the genesis for teens who feel like being quirky and awkward is endearing. Which it can be when genuine. When it’s not, and you’re a superstar where everything is fabricated, it all becomes incredibly transparent. Carlyis a star on the rise, but with lyrics like this she remains a clone.

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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