Who Sang Phony Calls? “Weird Al” Yankovic

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Release information
Release Date: 1996-3-12
length: 3:23
producer: “Weird Al” Yankovic
membranophone: Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz
lead vocals: “Weird Al” Yankovic
trumpet: Warren Luening
mixer: Tony Papa
engineer: Tony Papa
guitar family: Jim West
background vocals: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Steve Jay, Lisa Popeil and Jim West
keyboard: Rubén Valtierra and “Weird Al” Yankovic
accordion: “Weird Al” Yankovic
percussion: Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz
spoken vocals: Nancy Cartwright and Hank Azaria
clarinet: Joel Peskin
banjo: Jim West
baritone saxophone: Gary Herbig
bass guitar: Steve Jay
tuba: Tommy Johnson
assistant engineer: Colin Sauers
Lyrics
Mom and dad are goin' out for the evening
And you're stuck inside the house all alone
That's when you decided it might be fun to harass someone
Dial a random number up on your telephone
You ask if their refrigerator is running
Then you tell 'em they should go out and catch it
Buddy, if they ever figured out where you were callin' 'em from
They'd come and bust your head right in with a ratchet
Listen to me
Don't go makin' phony calls
Please stick to the seven-digit numbers you're used to
I know that you think it's funny drivin' folks up the wall
But it's really gettin' old fast
Little Melvin has a natural obsession
Askin' for Prince Albert in a can
He gets a kick each time he makes a collect call
To some guy he doesn't know who lives in Japan
He's callin' strangers up at three in the morning
Gives 'em pizza pie delivery at four
He won't be laughin when they're tracin' his line
One day the phone police will be there at his door
Yo, hear me
Don't go makin' phony calls
Only dial the seven-digit numbers you're used to
Swear someday I'm gonna yank that phone cord right out from the wall
How long is this phase gonna last?
Come on Moe's bar, what'll ya eat, beat or drink?
Uh, yeah, hello, is Mike there?
Last name Rotch.
Hold on. I'll check.
Mike Rotch! Mike Rotch!
Hey, has anybody seen Mike Rotch lately?
Listen to me, you little puke.
One of these days, I'm going to catch you,
And I'm going to carve my name on your back with an ice pick!
Don't go makin' phony calls
Please stick to the seven-digit numbers you're used to
You went through the New York City phone book and prank called 'em all
Hope that you grow out of this fast
Dont' go makin' phony calls,
Please stick to the seven-digit numbers you're used to
Betcha think it's funny when you're drivin' folks right up the wall
But you're just a pain in the aaa....

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Amish Paradise
  • 2 Everything You Know Is Wrong
  • 3 Cavity Search
  • 4 Callin’ In Sick
  • 5 The Alternative Polka
  • 6 Since You’ve Been Gone
  • 7 Gump
  • 8 I’m So Sick of You
  • 9 Syndicated Inc.
  • 10 I Remember Larry
  • 11 Phony Calls
  • 12 The Night Santa Went Crazy

  • Release information
    label: Rock 'n' Roll
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 723927550020
    script: Latin