Operator Lyrics

Jim Croce


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James Croce
album: Track 2 in album The Lost Recordings
release date: 2013
popularity : 216 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:02
vocal: Jim Croce
composer: Jim Croce
lyricist: Jim Croce

Cover Art

Jim Croce The Lost Recordings cover art
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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?
Well, 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 a love that I thought would save me

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, let's forget about this call
You see there's no one there I really wanted to talk to
Thank you for your time, ah, you've been so much more than kind
And you can keep the dime

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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 You Don't Mess Around With Jim
  • 2 Operator
  • 3 Careful Man
  • 4 Rapid Roy
  • 5 It Doesn't Have to Be That Way
  • 6 Box #10
  • 7 Speedball Tucker
  • 8 Tomorrow's Going to Be a Brighter Day
  • 9 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  • 10 These Dreams
  • 11 New York's Not My Home
  • 12 Time in a Bottle