"Girl On The Phone" as written by Paul John Weller....
How are things in your little world, I hope they're going well and you are too.
Do you still see the same old crowd, the ones who used to meet every Friday.
I'm really sorry that I can't be there but work comes first, I'm sure you'll understand.
Things are really taking off for me business is thriving and I'm showing a profit and.
And in any case it wouldn't be the same, cause we've all grown up and we've got our lives
And the values that we had once upon a time, seem stupid now cause the rent must be paid
And some bonds severed and others made.

Now I don't want you to get me wrong, ideals are fine when you are young and I must admit
We had a laugh, but that's all it was and ever will be, cause the burning sky keeps
Burning bright. and as long as it does (and it always will), there's no time for dreams
When commerce calls. and the taxmans shouting cause he wants his dough and the wheels of
Finance won't begin to slow.

And its only us realists who are gonna come through cause there's only one power higher
Than that of truth and that's the burning sky.

Oh and by the way I must tell you, before I sign off, that I've got a meeting next week,
With the head of a big corporate I can't disclose who but I'm sure you'll know it and.
And the burning sky, keeps burning bright. and it won't turn off til its had enough,
Its the greedy bastard who won't give up, and you're just a dreamer if you don't realize,
And the sooner you do will be the better for you, then well all be happy and well all be
Wise and all bow down to the burning sky.

Then well all be happy and well all be wise and together we will live beneath the
Burning sky.

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"Girl on the Phone" as written by Paul John Weller

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    General CommentWeller said it came from a Roy Lichtenstein painting, but any lad who's found themselves with a girl phoning them all the time can relate to this.
    SmithersJones87on June 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti heard this referred to a reporter or someone who wrote reviews of albums and such --- this would answer "how" she gets his number --- it would answer "why he doesn't remember meeting her (met a bunch of reporters that day) -- and would explain how she learns all of his info (using her work resources to further her creepy crush).
    thunderbatson August 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if Weller was called by "Miranda," the woman who called many famous men in the 1970s and 80s, as documented in Vanity Fair. Billy Joel wrote a song, Laura, that reminds me of this song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    sanfrandanon March 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIf it was written now I'd say it's about telemarketing, with demographics gathered through the network of databases out there. 'They know everything about you'...
    Wonder Nedon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentum, something is broken here and the wrong song lyrics are linked
    kexpseattleon September 12, 2016   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or does the voice at the end on the phone sound like someone not from the UK? The way she says "hello" is interesting.
    kexpseattleon September 16, 2016   Link
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    General CommentInfluenced (as often) by The Kinks? Some similarity in subject matter to Party Line from Face to Face?
    phila1201on September 08, 2017   Link

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