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Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)

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.
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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.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
thru composed melodic style
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
subtle use of acoustic piano
heartbreaking lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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One of my all time favorites Jim is a great singer song writers
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I love this song,it has always been one of my favorites.
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An awesomely sad song. I love it. Jim had such outstanding talent. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
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A Beautiful Song!
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I'm a new fan of Croce but I feel like he's songs have been in my life always .
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Beautiful right?
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Jim always liked drinking a black Russian when he played at the Riddle Paddock in1964 l sure miss him love you brother.John
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Sometimes, your worst enemy is the one you think is best friend. :'( :'( :'( :'(
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i hate listening to this song. it's so damn depressing. but it's beautiful. another guy killed in a plane crash. bummer. i'm just going to post this and move on.
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Like this song
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ladykim535
Awesome song
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The feels.
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pbsd76
great song....
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jim croce. great voice and wrote great songs. we all know how he died. to say anything else is just superfluous.
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Gary is my new friend
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pbsd76
feels real...
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God has one of the best with him.........
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I knew a guy who's wife left him for his best friend. He got over it, but it took a long, long time.
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rp_74_miner
The operator was a friend, ... way b4 1972, ...
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Tempo 131; 5 stars; td on 163
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I remember those days readyteddy,t h e time of innocence! Miss em'!
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Jim Croce an excellent story teller and musician!!
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During time period of this song...there was no pagers....ce l l phones....et c . . . . b a c k when phone both were everywhere n most calls was 10 cents...
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THE MAN.
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AWESOME SONG
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rp_74_miner
After sitting in line on the stairs, we'd call 'collect,' our signal we'd be calling using our saved-up quarters...
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Love Jim Croce anytime i listen to him i always think about my father
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Great song.I feal like som1 who just found a RELIK...im truly suuprised what this station offers....gr e a t music indeed.
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katie.wonder l i n g
The king of the streets has passed.but his music left a legacy of COOL
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Memories of a lot of us growing up. Thanks J.C
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gsschafer1
Classic!!
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but that's not the way it feels
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Robert john sad eyes
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1 kiss your left hand
2 say your crushes name
3 close your hand
4 say your name
5 pick a school day
6 post this on the next 15 songs and on the day you pick your cherish will ask you to be more than friends
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Died to young. What a singer and song writer.
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m.barry7721
Played the grooves out of his greatest hits albums
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kwkerns52
One of his better songs,
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Dad I miss you soooo much..
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Awesome singer/songw r i t e r . He inspires me. Love him. R.I.P.Jim Croce
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Jim rip Ur are missedxoxo
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jl.dgaly
Rocks my memories ...
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richardepatt e r s o n
He was a master song writer and musician. If only that plane would not have crash all those years ago. Sad. :(
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I'm your. Greatest. Fan!
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ladybugc86
You are missed Jim
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I say nothing but good things about these songs, or I would not have made the stations. How is that being rude? That's what someone said, that I was rude. I only make stations I like. Jim Croche is one of the best singer/songw r i t e r . Was that rude? Feeling are hurt. :'( :'( :'(
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rduffy7375
Jim you left us too soon I remember listening and singing along with my cousins they were great memorable times
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curious1x
Nice tune!
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Great
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I love Jim croce. Always. And forever
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I love you buster
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