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    I call before


    I am racking my brain what the part I call before could mean. Can anybody help me?

    There was a time I call before
    When all I knew was what I saw
    The keeper of a major key
    I lived in a town called Liberty

    New Order, Love Less, 1989, lyrics

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: I call before

    I would guess that it means he calls (names) that time "before".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: I call before

    Yes, I think he's making a distinction between the present and his past.

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    Re: I call before

    He could also mean, "There was a time, I call before me/ I recall." It could also mean both.

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