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Brenda Holloway – Operator lyrics

Operator, operator
I'm so glad that you rang my phone
Operator, operator
I'm so glad that you found me home

I can hear my long gone lover
I've waited such a long, long time
So, please, operator
Put him on the line

I want him on the line
I wanna talk to that
Long gone lover of mine

Operator, operator
There is static in my line
Did he say that love was true
Did he say that his love was mine

Did he say he was coming home
Did he say where he had been
I can't gear a word that he's saying
If you keep butting in

You keep butting in
I wanna know if he's
Coming on home again

It shouldn't take this much time
To clear my line, to ease my mind

Oh, operator, please, get straight
It's unfair to make me wait any longer
My curiousity is stronger
Don't you know that it's wrong
Oh, so, wrong

Operator, operator
This is very, very strange
What is the holdup, please
Doesn't he have the change

Oh, please, operator
If he doesn't have another dime
Reverse the charge to me
But put him on the line

I want him on the line
I wanna talk to that
Long gone lover of mine

I didn't expect him
Please connect him right away
I beg of you to put him through
Without delay

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