"Calling America" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
Somebody told her that there was a place like heaven
Across the water on a 747
Yeah, we're living in
In a modern world

And pretty soon she's really got the notion
Of flying out across the big blue ocean
Yeah, we're living in
In a modern world

Talk is cheap on satellite
But all I get is static information
I'm still here re-dial on automatic

Calling America (can't get a message through)
Calling America (that's what she said to do)
Calling America (that's where she has to be)
Calling America (she left a number for me)
Calling America

But I'm just talking to a satellite
Twenty thousand miles up in the sky each night
Yeah, we're living in
In a modern world

All I had to do was pick up the phone
I'm out in space, trying to talk to someone
Yeah, we're living in
In a modern world (in a modern world)

She left a number I could call
But no one's there, no one at all
There must be something going wrong
That number just rings on and on

Calling America (can't get a message through)
Calling America (that's what she said to do)
Calling America (that's where she has to be)
Calling America (she left a number for me)
Calling America

Said she'd call when she'd been gone a while
Guess she's missing me across the miles
Yeah, we're living in
In a modern world

Calling America (can't get a message through)
Calling America (that's what she said to do)
Calling America (that's where she has to be)
Calling America (she left a number for me)
Calling America
Calling America
Calling America
Calling America
Calling America
Calling America


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"Calling America" as written by Jeff Lynne

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  • +2
    General CommentAll this wonderful technology and he can't get in touch with this girl who's "missing him". Yeah, doesn't matter how good the technology is, it won't work if she don't pick up the phone. She left to make a life in America, told him she would call when she'd been gone for a while. He tries to call her and he's getting static. She started a new life that did not include him. Unfortunately, he is just not getting the hint.

    At least, that's what I think the song is about.
    Great song BTW.
    spatch911on November 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song!
    These days it could be applied to internet romance, and the lengths some people go to to find true love.
    "Guess she's missing me across the miles", maybe the dream didn't come true, and they stay apart, only in contact through technology!
    robmoszon August 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd that's why you don't go back on you browser after posting comments!
    robmoszon August 06, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is a great song!
    These days it could be applied to internet romance, and the lengths some people go to to find true love.
    "Guess she's missing me across the miles", maybe the dream didn't come true, and they stay apart, only in contact through technology!
    robmoszon August 06, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is a great song!
    These days it could be applied to internet romance, and the lengths some people go to to find true love.
    "Guess she's missing me across the miles", maybe the dream didn't come true, and they stay apart, only in contact through technology!
    robmoszon August 06, 2008   Link

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