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The Lyrics for Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) by Jim Croce have been translated into 11 languages

Operator, oh, could you help me place this call?
See the number on the matchbook is old and faded
She's living in L.A.
Guy, she said she knew well, and sometimes hated

With my best old ex-friend, Ray

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Guy, she said she knew well, and sometimes hated

But 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, oh, could you help me place this call?
'Cause 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

But 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, no, no, no, no
That's not the way it feels

Operator, oh, let's forget about this call
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
You can keep the dime

But 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

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: James J. Croce

Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) lyrics © H&r Lastrada Music, R2m Publishing, Wingate-music Corp.