"Travel By Telephone" as written by and Walter Arthur Schreifels....
Must have been a mistake
While you make things hard for me
Wouldn't hurt you at all if I didn't have to
Give in it's our first fight
Now that I see this side
I want to more than I did before
This night has opened my eyes
I know you, hope I do now
Communication's down
I know you, hope I do now
We come closer
Temptations, they crumble by your side
You say you wouldn't hurt me at all
Can't be sure that you mean it
If it's worth holding on to, we can't stay in between it
I know you, hope I do now
Communication's down
I know you, hope I do now
We come closer
A comfort to us all
Insured against a fall from normal life
Afraid to be at it alone
To shoulder I wonder is it safe for now
This could go either way
This could work out between us, or never again
Make it clean, how realistic we mean to
I know you


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"Travel by Telephone" as written by Walter Arthur Schreifels

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    General Commentthere's something quite haunting about this song. from what i get from it i think its about a couple that have a fight and the girl hits the guy. he's not sure what to make of it now that he's seen this completely different side to his partner. the line ' i wouldn't hurt you at all if i didn't have to' shows that this relationship is based around a level of violence, and the guy doesn't want it to be, and wants to 'make it clean'.
    xpankfrisston March 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont get this song at all, i mean why is it called travel by telephone? its v.baffling
    eatmorefruitandnuton July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe way i see it..it's about a long distance relationship. they travel by telephone because that's the only way they can communicate..and a fight makes long distance seem impossible. they're wondering if it's over or if it brought them closer together..because when all you have is the phone it's impossible to tell the difference. or maybe that's what i see because i just recently went through the same thing.
    PrettyLushon July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthanks dude
    eatmorefruitandnuton July 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my faves ever. It definitely wins the "Coolest Moment in Any Song" for the part where the music gets real quiet and then busts out in that high pitched solo.
    usernameon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn fact this whole song is composed of cool bits, really...the bit where the intro bursts into the really heavy riff's my favourite bit.
    juvenilecokefiendon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks. Q.E.D.
    somniferouson October 07, 2008   Link

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