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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
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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Comments

Dad I miss you soooo much..
Awesome singer/songw r i t e r . He inspires me. Love him. R.I.P.Jim Croce
Jim rip Ur are missedxoxo
jl.dgaly
Rocks my memories ...
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. :(
I'm your. Greatest. Fan!
You are missed Jim
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. :'( :'( :'(
rduffy7375
Jim you left us too soon I remember listening and singing along with my cousins they were great memorable times
curious1x
Nice tune!
Great
I love Jim croce. Always. And forever
I love you buster
Poet...songw r i t e r ....musiciia n . gone to soon....
Such a good song! I wish I could take it well....
great singer/songw r i t e r who left us way 2soon
"I think about a love that I thought would save me." Beautiful in it's simplicity, this song is a perennial favorite.
rolltide4pa
Jim holds a big place in my life as inspiration for learning to play guitar and sing songs written by one of the all time best. Right up there with Gordon Lightfoot.
I was a teenager when I heard this song and my father had just passed away and this helped me cope with life so thank you Jim Croce for your help
A message in a bottle...... .
Loved This Song since I was a little girl a tear jerker "I've Overcome The Blow I've Learnt To Take It Well" Wasn't Meant To Be Tho!!!!
The good always dies young
good , music
Gone way before his time-one of the best troubadors of all times.
The 70s had some terrific songwriters. Jim Croce, John Denver, Harry Chapin, Carly Simon. Man that is some takent
And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I
don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?
There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime.

If you can hear this whispering you are dying.

I never said I was frightened of dying.
Roller Derby queen the best
Good time music!!!!
Such a great song. Jim was such a great story teller in his music. Sadly missing such talent in today's time. What could have been.....
One of my top 10 songs but it still makes me sad whenever I hear it. Jim Croce was and still is awesome and I miss all the great music he would have made.
this talented artist died way 2soon...seve r e l all-time great tunes
Miss u Jim so much..
stormdwhite
We were only blessed with this mans talent for a very short, way too short time. He was truly amazing. Listen to the guitar, just amazing. The harmony on the chorus is priceless. Before my time but so thankful I was blessed with the ear to hear true music like this.
yea... puffy johnny boy approoved
Loved For Sooooo Long!!!!!!!
rosalvavelas c o 6 5
I like this song, its sooooo sad!!!!! Good song writer & good singer!!! Why r most of the best song writers & singers gone? That's too bad :(:(:(
From real life... :(
<3
Great song and I join earlier post in saying " you can keep the dime" is memorable line... And maybe the only way up for hurt lover is to give elsewhere. The pathos (emo?) was mercifully lessened when I heard Christian teaching that the love of a woman (or man) while awesome cant save, or give a man his meaning, only Christ the original perfect lover.
Great song bring back good memories
jenpaul1
What a loss - was very special to a lot of teens in the 70's....
Operators aren't quite as busy these days with the cell phones, emails, and such. Jim was great and was taken far too early. All good songs.
Shower song extraordinai r e
one tough chord progression to learn!
Part of the soundtrack of my life
markfederoff
jim croce was a gr8 writer in a time of hard rock he still got thru to the rockers james taylor and jim croce were very special
zorravara
First heard this song as I was flying away from my home for thefirst time. Croce was singing MY heart out.
Love love love.
241084893
an oldie
Such a beautiful and sad song. I love Jim Croce. I've never experienced anything like this but I feel for the singer, it's so sad.
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