Call Me Michael

Original Lyrics by Carly Rae Jepsen.  Adapted by Dr. Harris aka Michael.

 

Even if I don’t know you well

Ask my first name I’ll ask always tell

I went to school for way too long

I have doctorate but that’s okay

I trade my title for a wish

Formal and distant is a miss

I wasn’t looking for this

But saying Dr. is in my way

 

Teaching and advising

Sweater vest

Elbow patch showing

Listen up

We’re now learning colleagues

When you think you’re gonna switch?

 

Hey I just met you

And this is crazy

But here’s my name

So call me Michael

It’s hard to stand on formality

But here’s my name

So call me Michael

 

Hey I just met you

And this is crazy

But here’s my name

So call me Michael

No matter what others say

Don’t try to change me

But here’s my name

So call me Michael

 

Yes, it took me a long time

I appreciate the sign of respect

I want to work as colleagues

But Dr. is still in my way

 

I beg and plead and appeal

At all times and it’s real

I didn’t know I would feel it

But Dr. is in my way

 

Teaching and advising

Sweater vest

Elbow patch showing

Listen up

We’re now learning colleages

When you think you’re gonna switch?

Hey I just met you

And this is crazy

But here’s my name

So call me Michael

It’s hard to do it at first

But here’s my name

So call me Michael

 

Before a doctorate came into my life

I called my professors by name

I called my professors by name

I called my professors by their first name

Before you came into my life

I called my professors by their name

And you should know that

I called my professors by their first, first, first, first…

 

It’s hard to do at first

But here’s my name

So call me Michael

 

Hey I just met you

And this is crazy

But here’s my name

So call me Michael

No matter what others say

Don’t try to change me

Because here’s my name

So call me Michael

 

Before you came into my life

I called my professors by name

I called my professors by name

I called my professors by their first name

Before you came into my life

I called my professors by first name

And you should know that

So call me, Michael