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Operator
Oh, could you help me place this call?
You see the number on the matchbook
Is old and faded

She's livin' in L.A.
With my best old ex-friend Ray
A guy she said she knew well
And sometimes hated

Isn't that the way they say it goes?
But 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 the love
That I thought would save me

Isn't that the way they say it goes?
But 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
Oh, you've been so much more than kind
You can keep the dime

Isn't that the way they say it goes?
But 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



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    UnregisteredMar 15, 2012 at 5:50 am
    People have asked me what this song means. I think its somewhat dealing with a drug problem. But i also think the song can be taken literally. But its a song, it means what ever you as the listener wants it to mean. That's the beauty of having your own two ears.
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    michael33071Nov 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm
    Get the telephone and get an operator to place this call.
    The number on the matchbook is old and faded.

    Jim croce was an american singer-songwriter who was killed in a plane crash. He was 30.
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    michael33071Nov 5, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    January 10, 1943 - september 20, 1973

    Jim croce was an american singer-songwriter who was killed in a plane crash. He was 30.

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