While I down Kentucky bourbon
I am waiting for a call
And the moon and stars tonight
Are playing shadows on the wall

With the moon the way it is, dear
Would you answer out of spite
Or are you feeling lonely tonight

'Cause I remember last time
We were out under the stars
Driving crooked down the highway
Drinking beer in roadside bars

And now and then I wonder
Why this painful memory
Can never find its way to you from me

And I can't dial the phone just now
Even though I know your number
Can't bring my broken heart to be untrue
Like you did today
You'll say goodbye the same old way
Ever since you hung up on me
I'm hung up on you

Well the house I'm ringing up from
Is a half a mile from you
But with the reception I'm getting
Might as well be Timbuktu

And behind the door of your home
Is a strange and foreign land
Where you speak a language I don't understand

And I can't dial the phone just now
Even though I know your number
Can't bring my broken heart to be untrue
Like you did today
You'll say goodbye the same old way
Ever since you hung up on me
I'm hung up on you

Now I'm going down to Jimmy's bar
Like a thousand other times
With an appetite for poison
And a suitcase full of dimes

And I'll wait there by the payphone
With one hundred other guys
With those sorry hung-up teardrops in our eyes

And I can't dial the phone just now
Even though I know your number
Can't bring my broken heart to be untrue
Like you did today
You'll say goodbye the same old way
Ever since you hung up on me
I'm hung up on you



Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry

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    General CommentIt's a country song, but somehow it still kicks ass. Fountains of Wayne have truly amazed me.
    WalrusManon October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best pastiche (look it up) of a country song that I have ever heard, fantastically bittersweet. I love the play on the simple phrase "hung up".
    ShineYouDiamondon July 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNow, I'm not a country music fan (save for a select few songs), but for some reason I love this song precisely for its country qualities... lol
    Taibreamhon September 06, 2008   Link

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