Operator, oh could ya help me place this call?

"Operator" by the legendary Jim Croce

 

"Operator, oh could you help me place this call

You see the number on the matchbook is old and faded

She's livin' in L.A.

With my best old ex-friend Ray

A guy she said she knew well and sometimes hated

 

Isn't that the way they say it goes

But let's forget all that

And give me the number if you can find it

So I can call just to tell them I'm fine and to show

I've overcome the blow

I've learned to take it well

I only wish my words could just convince myself

But that's not the way it feels

 

Operator, oh could you help me place this call

'cause I can't read the number that you just gave me

There's something in my eyes

You know it happens every time

I think about the love that I thought would save me

 

Isn't that the way they say it goes

But let's forget all that

And give me the number if you can find it

So I can call just to tell them I'm fine and to show

I've overcome the blow

I've learned to take it well

I only wish my words could just convince myself

That it just wasn't real

But that's not the way it feels

 

Operator, oh let's forget about this call

There's no one there I really wanted to talk to

Thank you for your time

Oh you've been so much more than kind

And you can keep the dime

 

Isn't that the way they say it goes

But let's forget all that

And give me the number if you can find it

So I can call just to tell them I'm fine and to show

I've overcome the blow

I've learned to take it well

I only wish my words could just convince myself

That it just wasn't real

But that's not the way it feels."

 

 

There's a whole new generation out there today who've never had the thrill of actually dialing a rotary phone.... sad...

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Taken on March 6, 2009