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"Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)" is a 1972 single written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Jim Croce. It was released August 23, 1972, and was the second single released from his album "You Don't Mess Around with Jim". It reached a peak of #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1972, spending twelve weeks on the chart.

The story is said to have been inspired during Croce's military service where he saw lines of soldiers waiting… read more

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Operator, well could you help me place this call
See, the number on the match book is old and faded
She's living in L.A
With my best old ex-friend…

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