"Call Me When You're Sober" is a song by American rock band Evanescence. The song was written by Amy Lee and Terry Balsamo and produced by Dave Fortman and it was included on their second studio album The Open Door. On July 30, 2006 several radio stations played the track before its official physical release as a CD single. Later, on August, 15 the song was available for digital download and it was officially released as the first single from the album on September 25, 2006 through their record label Wind-up Records. Lee confirmed that the song was written about her ex-boyfriend Shaun Morgan, the lead singer of the band Seether.
"Call Me When You're Sober" is a moderately fast song which delivers genres from rock music to alternative metal, post-grunge and gothic metal. The song received mixed to positive reviews from music critics who generally praised the instrumentation, the rock sound and Lee's vocals in the song which were described as "strong". "Call Me When You're Sober" peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 4 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, and within the top 20 of several more charts internationally. The single was certified Gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) in 2006 and platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
The accompanying music video directed by Marc Webb and filmed in Hollywood, Los Angeles was based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. It portrays Lee and her ex-lover, played by the British actor Oliver Goodwill. Segments of the band performing the song and Lee singing with wolves are also shown during the video. "Call Me When You're Sober" was part of the set list during Evanescence's second worldwide tour, The Open Door Tour. It has been covered by American Idol contestant Gina Glocksen and used in the video game Rock Band.
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