Operator Song Lyrics

Jim Croce

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Operator, well could you help me place this call?
See, the number on the matchbook is old and faded
She's living 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?
Well, let's forget all that
And give me the number if you can find it
So I can call just to tell 'em 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, could you help me place this call?

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Next Time, This Time
  • 2 New York's Not My Home
  • 3 You Don't Mess Around With Jim
  • 4 Careful Man
  • 5 A Good Time Man Like Me
  • 6 Tractor Trailer Story Intro
  • 7 Speedball Tucker
  • 8 Operator
  • 9 Hard Time Losin' Man
  • 10 Seems Like Such A Long Time Ago
  • 11 It Doesn't Have To Be That Way
  • 12 Bar Story Intro
  • 13 Roller Derby Queen
  • 14 One Less Set Of Footsteps
  • 15 Dreamin' Again
  • 16 Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  • 17 Time In A Bottle
  • 18 I Got A Name
  • 19 Charley Green, Play That Slide Trombone
  • 20 San Francisco Bay Blues
  • 21 Washington At Valley Forge
  • 22 La Bamba
  • 23 Seek And You Shall Find
  • 24 Woke Up This Morning


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: James Croce
    album: Track 8 in album Lost Time In A Bottle
    release date: 2014
    popularity : 982 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 3:48

    Album Information

    label: Cleopatra Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 741157185829