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I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload
I hear you singin' in the wire, I can hear you through the whine
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line

I know I need a small vacation but it don't look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south won't ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line



And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line



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    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 10:40 am
    This song is what my dad did for over 40 years
    he worked many a hours over time & in any weather condition (ice storms/etc) & he was dedicated to his job no matter what
    he started out working for his brothers electrical company then went to a coop then he started his own comapany
    he had accidents (pole snapped/line getting turned on before he was done) & he still went back to doing lineman work after he got well enough
    he even worked in other surrounding states during ice storms (ok/nm)
    i worked with him & in an ice storm in nm & it's no fun climbing a pole with an inch or so of ice on it & the wind is blowing the snow,but that's what he did as his choice of a career
    he died 02/17/12 & this song reminds me of what it takes to do this job & stay at it no matter what just like my dad did
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 4:29 am
    I have always loved this song, glen's version is will always be the #1... It is so loving and soothing to my mind and heart. It reminds me of my younger years and past long distant loves in my life and all that was lost because of miles in between... This song will always bring back the best memories! Thanks glen, you are so gorgeous in every way!!!
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    UnregisteredNov 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    It is a song about a man in love with a woman. Nobody would say "I need you more than want you and I want you for all time" if they were talking about their job. I think that the line is also a classic, one of those that sends a shiver down the back of your neck.
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    UnregisteredJun 14, 2012 at 9:13 am
    Still listening to it now, it's stayed with me all these years. Such a tender, wistful song. Someone said it existed in its own world. I'll always love glen campbell's version.
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    UnregisteredFeb 13, 2012 at 3:40 am
    I agree - the best glenn campbell song ever written and performed. For those who lived through the 60's - this song not only is an indicative melody of the time - but sets a haunting mood that you can feel to your core. Just listen and feel the instrumental section...

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