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213 girls talk too much
And 212 boys not enough
312s are very bold
And 206 gets way too cold
Doing shots I'm all alone
I slur my words after the tone

And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call

I can't stand to be alone
I can't stand to be alone
I can't stand to be alone
Save me on the telephone

Now 419s they hate the phone
Man 208s are never home
And all my lovers they have voice mail
They call me back
They give me hell

And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call
And I drink and I call

I can't stand to be alone
I can't stand to be alone
I can't stand to be alone
Save me on the telephone

I've dialed the numbers
Dialed them all
But nothing beats
A local call

617 boys, hmm, 617 girls, hmm
617 boys, hmm, 617 girls, hmm


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    General Commentclearly this song is about area codes, reminds me of that seinfeld episode when elaine gets the new phone number and all the guys she meets wont call her because they have to dial 1-area code- then the #, so then she gets the dead lady's old number- and her grandson keeps calling
    squiggynpeppyon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone's interested, here are the cities for the area codes mentioned:

    213- Los Angeles, California
    212- New York City (Manhattan area)
    312- Chicago, Illinois
    206- Seattle, Washington
    419- Toledo, Ohio
    208- Idaho (all areas)

    And of course...

    617- Boston, Massachusetts.
    L33tsaberon August 16, 2006   Link

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