Modern Baseball - Phone Tag Lyrics




Don't call me now, I am in bed
I've sacrificed all chances for street cred
As a result of sticking near
The same bedtime for thirteen years
But you know this, I've said it before
There's a lot of things I've said before
Lots of things you kind of ignored
You brushed it off, you always brushed it off

Pacing down the hallway stairs
Mental notes of quick repairs
To gaps in my story for tomorrow morning
Of why I was up at this hour
When I have children of my own
And they have children of their own
I'll spit and spew of my dumbass high school endeavors
With prideful tone
And when my freezing lower limbs
Approached that sly, grinning little shit
I knew the truth in every vowel sound
That I had admitted just two nights before

Goodbye was not an option
It's clear to you
But to no one was it clearer than to me
Since day one, I've been locked in
I'm not fucking hanging up

I told you I loved you at eighteen
But now you're in New York and I'm pushing twenty
We still talk
But only when you call me first

Some days I hear it ring
Most days I stay in bed
Maybe I'll see you when I get home
And we'll avoid all the things we've said





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Modern Baseball Phone Tag Comments
  1. Actually Catt

    every day i question if i really know you, but it's okay because i love you.

  2. Las Cosas que Dejamos

    los amo

  3. Brady WasHere

    This is a beautiful piece of internet goodness, beautiful music contributing to a righteous cause. I love it.

  4. Samuel Bergeron Belton

    Why isn't this on Spotify???

  5. Snaga

    I quote a lot of the lyrics from this song occasionally, but only until recently have I really felt how Jake must have felt upon singing "Goodbye was not an option, it's clear to you but to no one is it clearer than to me, I'm not fucking hanging up" literally those words have hit me so fucking hard recently, and I finally understand how he feels.

  6. Marissa Martinez

    Why isnt this mobo song on spotify -.- ...... ;-;

    Colton Ward

    Marissa Martinez look up “its cold out here”. Same song redone and full band.

  7. Sam Ling

    pls put this on spotfily

  8. Tristan Yarnall

    On a drunken night, i feel sad and in love with someone that I do know and I will always miss them

  9. JEYSON DEALVA

    Dang this is still sad.

  10. citizenshit

    Y’all are wrong.

    This is why they changed the ending of “Its cold out here”

    “I think the biggest mistake we’ve ever made as a band—and Jake still thinks about it all the time—is releasing “It’s Cold Out Here,” says Lukens, referencing an early song where Ewald describes himself as a “bitch.”
    From a mobo interview on pitchfork

  11. Tim's Channel

    Who's listening in 2018 🤙

  12. Truman Brodnax

    Don't call me now, I am in bed
    I've sacrificed all chances for street cred
    As a result of sticking near
    The same bedtime for thirteen years
    But you know this, I've said it before
    There's a lot of things I've said before
    Lots of things you kind of ignored
    You brushed it off, you always brushed it off

    Pacing down the hallway stairs
    Mental notes of quick repairs
    To gaps in my story for tomorrow morning
    Of why I was up at this hour
    When I have children of my own
    And they have children of their own
    I'll spit and spew of my dumbass high school endeavors
    With prideful tone
    And when my freezing lower limbs
    Approached that sly, grinning little shit
    I knew the truth in every vowel sound
    That I had admitted just two nights before

    Goodbye was not an option
    It's clear to you
    But to no one was it clearer than to me
    Since day one, I've been locked in
    I'm not fucking hanging up

    I told you I loved you at eighteen
    But now you're in New York and I'm pushing twenty
    We still talk
    But only when you call me first

    Some days I hear it ring
    Most days I stay in bed
    Maybe I'll see you when I get home
    And we'll avoid all the things we've said

  13. Nick Maxwell

    Why do the people who are supposed to be in your life just disappear without a trace?

    Douglas Garbim Junior

    Because, in fact, no one is supposed to be in yours lives. It's not a certain and, acctually, not an obligation. It is just a choice.

  14. Micah Reyes

    almost 2018 and still love this

  15. -Vance- Dun

    This is the best version

  16. Micah Miranda

    "Now you're in New York, and I'm pushing twenty" ... the feeeeeels

  17. Curls

    https://youtu.be/A8PIUaq_BzQ

  18. Joelle Weddle

    you hung up
    and that's what needed to happen

  19. gordon

    whos the dude that is drawn in the picture?

    Quinn Jacobs

    gordon you

  20. jojo

    What album is this in?

    C. Babs

    It's on a four way split.
    https://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/4-way-v-day-split

    jojo

    @Christian Babin Thank you so much!

  21. Cookies and milk

    OMG I love this

  22. smelly poo

    this makes me miss someone i never dated

    Sherwalk

    tara w this is too real

    SmallvillenerdTwo

    never had a girlfriend and this song made me cry about how she's moved on from me

    ProfoundChair

    Sounds like a rehashing of the top comme t

  23. Nick Riley

    honestly modern baseball never fails

    Phantom Thief

    This band really held me together in my break-up.
    Thank you Modern Baseball ♥️

  24. Sara Stalder

    doesn't anyone get that this is like a sequel to its cold out here? that is why the lyrics are different. it's not one versus the other, you can't compare which one is "better." They both work together to tell the story of their relationship and how it has progressed and burnt out. man I love this band.

    Fonzo

    Sara Stalder I'm pretty sure this is just a different version of the song. Artists often do this and release the other versions on side albums or b-sides. It's Cold Out Here is the official release version and this is just a different take.

    Sara Stalder

    MrMoustache Totally, in a track by track interview they did they even said they wanted to contribute a love song to this album but didn't really have anything in the works' so they revisited this. i think that when "revisiting" the song for this version the lyrics were very intentionally changed to match where that relationship that was originally sang about is now. they are both great songs that work together side by side, so I was just frustrated that people though that the video was titled wrong and was annoyed that they were comparing.

    Sara Stalder

    Creeping Death yes! when I was first listening to that album, I was listening a lot while working so I wasn't really paying attention to track names and stuff. I didn't realize for a while that those were actually two differently named songs. another beautiful pairing of songs that work so well together

    Sara Stalder

    Chris Topher lol I can't tell if you are being sarcastic haha

    Zach Gebo

    This is the original version that Brendan and Jake did together in possibly high school when MB first picked up. Then they added Sean and Ian to make "It's cold out here"

  25. Foxy Edits

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    OrangeJuliusSucks

    Foxy Edits this better be ironic you fuck

    generic username 420

    @OrangeJuliusSucks agree

  26. noah

    if anyone is confused this is the original "it's cold out there". they changed the ending and added the full band. this Version is better imo.

    Aaron Hayes

    Nah fam It's Cold Out Here turned into this

    angel long

    Imo if it really did turn into this, it's that much more sad noticing how the ending changed

    generic username 420

    @angel long this came first

  27. Ferntree

    lol @ the dislikes

  28. Annie Buckles

    I love the cool, mellow, gentleness of it all. great song to fall asleep to.

  29. AwksitsRoz

    i feel sad and in love with someone i dont know

    Emo Bff

    I can relate

    i like chimchim nuggets

    so same

  30. Isaac McKerr

    Anyone know a half decent tab for this?

    Zane Fowler

    It's in drop c#, verses are based around a c# power chord... betch can figure it out from there!

    Leeah Brown

    +Zane Fowler Can you post a tab?

    Falkner

    Leeah Brown any update?

    Fender Jaguar

    I learned this pretty easy by watching jake and bren play it acoustically its on youtube somewhere. It is based around a D, E, and A. There is a few other chords but yeah

  31. MOON HEALING ELECTRIC!

    does anyone know the chords?

    Kevin Waitro

    @zetra @DefeatedSky 

    If you put a capo on 1, the chords are a combination of the following


    Cadd9, Em7, D, G


    If you listen closely you can figure it out. 

  32. TypicalRockShow

    This song became "It's cold out here"

    Jonathan Perez

    Other way around.

    Jack Nack

    Jonathan Perez no

  33. jeffrey wright

    I want that picture on the screen as a patch

  34. Scott Brackin

    @slothells
    What similarities do you see?

  35. leC0rbusier

    These guys do some of the coziest stuff. I love it! I could just roll around in bed all day to this. =3

    Jacob MacDonagh

    leC0rbusier It’s like getting a warm hug

  36. Alex Rosado

    will there be any tabs on this?

  37. madfrooty

    This is called It's Cold Out Here

    jommeez

    nah man that's a different version of this song

    Griffin Wollowitz

    @jommeez  I like the ending of Cold out here better but i like the mellowness better
    idk
    i like them both alot

    Diddy Guitar

    +Griffin Wollowitz Totally agree I think the kind of dimmed out the meaning of the song

  38. Aaron Simich

    i wish they had more songs like this. holy fuck

  39. Sethduloongo

    Can anyone help me out with tabs to this?

  40. 69jrotc

    Hmm. Hmm. Hmm. That sound!