Jim Croce - Operator Lyrics

Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: James Croce
release date: 2014
popularity : 1184 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:48
Lyrics
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 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

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