Operator, oh let's forget about this call
There's no one there i really wanted to talk you
Thank you for your time
Oh you've been so much more than kind
And you can keep the dime
Poetic rock and roll lyrics are very cool, but I'm a total sucker for a song that tells a great story. A personal favorite is 'Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)' by Jim Croce. Released during the summer of 1972, this classic only reached #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. I was driving home from my parents house yesterday when I heard this on the radio and knew it had to be a post for the blog.
The story of 'Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)' is that we have a man trying to get the number of his ex-lover from an operator because the number he had written down became faded and unreadable. The ex is living in L.A. with his former best friend, and all I can say is, 'Ain't that a bitch'. It's nice to hear that the operator is helpful unlike the service we receive from our cell phone providers in this day and age.
The song is embedded below and enjoy one of Croce's best.
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