Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) Lyrics - Jim Croce

Jim Croce You Don’t Mess Around With Jim cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James Croce
release date: 1972-5
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:49
producer: Terry Cashman and Tommy West
vocal: Jim Croce
composer: Jim Croce
lyricist: Jim Croce
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, well 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
No, no, no, no - that's not the way it feels

Operator, well let's forget about this call
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



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
  • 2 Tomorrow’s Gonna Be a Brighter Day
  • 3 New York’s Not My Home
  • 4 Hard Time Losin’ Man
  • 5 Photographs and Memories
  • 6 Walkin’ Back to Georgia
  • 7 Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)
  • 8 Time in a Bottle
  • 9 Rapid Roy (The Stock Car Boy)
  • 10 Box #10
  • 11 A Long Time Ago
  • 12 Hey Tomorrow