"Ansaphone" as written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Branson Cocker, Candida Doyle, Stephen Patrick Mackey, Russell Senior and Mark Andrew Webber....
Oh I know I don't own you
But I don't even know if I should phone you
Someone sending me letters
Saying you've been going with other fellers
And they bored you
But I don't want to cry
Or talk for hours
To a machine on the end of a telephone line
Oh it just kills me when all you've got to do is call
Oh do it any time 'cause there's never no-one home
Never no-one home

Leave your message on the ansaphone
I'm not trying to be clever
But at least we're not still living together
All those calls in the evening
If I answered they'd hang up without speaking
And they bored you
But I don't want to cry
Or talk for hours
To a machine on the end of a telephone line
Oh it just kills me when all you've got to do is call
Oh do it any time 'cause there's never no-one home
Never no-one home

Leave your message on the ansaphone
"Hello, its me.
I just wanted to call and say it doesn't matter what you get up to.
I just want you to stay in touch. That's all."
Are you really not at home?
Or are you there but not alone?
Screening calls you don't want to receive

Meaning calls, calls that come from me
Oh I need to see you
It's not enough for me just to hear you
You said you'd be here by ten thirty
But you want to stay out and be dirty
Oh it just kills me when all you've got to do is call
Oh do it any time 'cause there's never no-one home
Never no-one home
Leave your message on the ansaphone.


Lyrics submitted by roger wilco

"Ansaphone" as written by Jarvis Branson Cocker Candida Doyle

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis is a lovely but depressing song. I can completely relate to the theme, though...you desperately want to be in touch with someone who doesn't seem to care to be in touch with you, and is out there living it up while you sit at home wishing they'd call. Siiiiiiigh.
    gleebson September 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat tune, should have been released as its own single, and in today's radio, would have been a hit. Rather simple message, but well done by Jarvis and Company.
    Marcus7on April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat tune, should have been released as its own single, and in today's radio, would have been a hit. Rather simple message, but well done by Jarvis and Company.
    Marcus7on April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are so sad, and like previously stated, it's like wanting more than anything to talk to someone who can't be bothered to answer or return your calls. And how hearing from this person would just make your day/week/whatever but it's just not happening. It seems to be about an ex of Jarvis', but it could also apply to unrequited loves who are too distant or no longer around at all.
    Boournson May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't mean to be a geek or anything, but the message is: "Hello. It's me. I was just calling to say... It's alright. You don't have to feel bad about what you get up to. I just want you to stay in touch." (At least, on the Different Class Deluxe Edition, I don't know if there's another one.)♥
    xsvsxon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't mean to be a geek or anything, but the message is: "Hello. It's me. I was just calling to say... It's alright. You don't have to feel bad about what you get up to. I just want you to stay in touch." (At least, on the Different Class Deluxe Edition, I don't know if there's another one.)♥
    xsvsxon June 18, 2007   Link

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