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


Artist- Stephen Wise (vocals and soprano sax)


Witten by Jim Croce


Produced and Arranged by Roger Meltzer and Joseph Everton "Reality" Weekes





Operator, well could you help me place this call

See, the number on the match book is old and faded

She's living in MoBay

With my best old ex-friend Ray

A 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, could you help me place this call

See, 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 the love that I thought would save me...but


repeat chorus



Operator, well 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


repeat chorus and musical resolve