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Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels) (Live)

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.
full 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.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
an acoustic guitar solo
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
acoustic rhythm guitars
sad lyrics
narrative lyrics

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Comments

Talented and one of the best ever.
Simply one of the great ones.
One of the greatest singer/song writers ever! Imagine the great music in heaven. I saw his son AJ in concert and he does his dad proud.
This pulls at my heart every time. Plainly spoken, Jim Croce was a poet.
Taken too soon. He music truly speaks to people.
ph724
Too young
toni2.4626
After all these 40 years this and all jim croce songs are very moving as my brother got me his album (LP) and we both loved him!
As someone who tries to play guitar and sing, this version moves me. Better than studio.
My favorite!
hadlockcarol e
This sounds just as beautiful live
judycofield
Love True love knows no bounds. Death, Life Nothing stands in the way of true love.



mlstax
nailed it hendri, they are both truly missed.
shireseburns
We never take it well or over come the blow.
Very bittersweet.
Love This Song from since I was a little girl
Best Line "Living In LA With My Best Old Ex-Friend Ray"
sometime we all just need someone to talk2!!!
What a talent Jim Croce and Harry Chapin were. Billy Joel was right. Sometimes the good really die young
rosalvavelas c o 6 5
Its such a sad song!!!!!! I remember listening to him & so many from the 70's too bad a lot of them are gone!!!!!! :(:(:(:(
I can relate
familyparker
Grew up reading Jim Croce's words on his albums with my Dad... A true songwriter.. . One of the best!
A true song writer. And a credit to music.
241084893
Golden oldie
NY NOT MY HOME one of Croces best ck it ouy
Another great song ruined by technology.
no one like him - all american idol and that BS now - don't tell me jack johnson or anyone like that either, not even close, or that jerk with the dopey looking hats jason mraz- give me croce and lightfoot anyday folks
We so need singer songwriters like this again. Love this tune.
I was SO born in the wrong generation!
he passed at the wrong time he had so much potential
broomclan2
lol Jet! "ex-friend Ray, A guy she said she knew well..."
They'd have sounded the same. The more things change the more they stay the same. ^.^
eagle72
Can you imagine the songs he would have written if we still had him here? His songs were about the real things in life.
Could listen to Croce all day.
I love all of his songs. Amazing artist
IS that Ray Guy from the Oakland Raiders that stole his wife?
leana1584
love it
Another gone too soon!
AT LEAST 7 IF NOT MORE!
Bailey Fiftyfour - I think he would have written 7 more great songs!
Wonderful singer/song writer. Too bad his life was cu so short. Who knows how many other great songs he would have written.
ladyandbaron
Love Jim Croce!
t_heath
Really nice...he was so darn good!!!!
R.I.P. Jim and Maury...toge t h e r they were magic
nice song....
pjmcguire23
this song does it for me. beautiful.
Beautiful
The man had a passion for what he love doing and we are the benafactors of his gift.
monkeesfan62 6
I was about 9 or 10 when Jim Croce was killed in that plane crash. After that happened, everytime I heard Time in Bottle I start to weep or sob a little. He was just so wonderful. His music was so beautiful and inspirationa l , the lyrics, the harmony and his guitar playing.
This song has a magical quality to it. Everything from the lyrics to the chords and the phrasing - perfection.
koalamike69
music is about smells taste luv hate cool winds long summer days and all those things the take u some where ur not its memories begings dreams and hope
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