“Call You Mine” by Daughtry
The lack of specificity in the lyrics of “Call You Mine” makes them open to interpretation. For instance, it’s hard to ascertain whether or not the singer and addressee, who we would presume are romantic interests, are in an established relationship or one that the vocalist is now trying to initiate. If it is the former, then the lyrics read as if this may be a tumultuous relationship yet one he desires to maintain nonetheless. If it is the latter, then it would be as if he is trying to convince the addressee to take him on as a lover, or something like that.
What is definitively ascertainable though is that as the relationship currently stands, it’s less-than-ideal state in the vocalist’s eyes. In “a different life”, as he puts it, he and the addressee had a more congruent union. So now, even if for whatever reason he may be compelled to “let go”, Chris rather asserts that he will “never walk away” from this relationship.
In other words, it is his vision of that “different life” that is apparently compelling him to stay committed to this relationship more so than the actual reality of it. Or again, something like that.
As implied earlier, venturing too deeply into these lyrics almost feels like descending into a rabbit hole. Indeed somewhat in contrast to all of the above, the title is actually based on the vocalist coming to the final conclusion that he “can’t” actually have the addressee.
All in all
In putting all of the above together, it is possible one thing is happening. And that maybe the case of Chris Daughtry playing the role of a guy who has lost his girlfriend but is unable to accept the fact. In his heart, he knows that she ‘can’t be his’. But in his mind, he can’t give up on the relationship nonetheless.
Facts about “Call You Mine”
The authoring of “Call You Mine” was done by Chris Daughtry and his wife Deanna. The track appears as the 11th song on the tracklist of the band’s 6th studio album “Dearly Beloved”. The said album was produced by Marti Frederiksen and Scott Stevens.
And to note, as of the writing of this post, Deanna and Chris have been married for over two decades. The pair actually got married in November of 2000 – long before Chris became famous. In addition to being a massage therapist, Deanna Daughtry, is also a professional songwriter.
This song was not released as a single from the above-noted album. “World on Fire” and “Heavy Is the Crown” are the official singles of “Dearly Beloved”. The said singles were released in August 2020 and March 2021, respectively.
“Call You Mine” was officially released on the 17th of September, 2021. Both it and “Dearly Beloved” were issued on the same day by Dogtree Records in conjunction with Warner Music’s Alternative Distribution Alliance.