"Long Distance Operator" as written by and Bob Dylan....
Long-distance operator
Place this call, it's not for fun
Long-distance operator
Please, place this call, you know it's not for fun
I gotta get a message to my baby
You know, she's not just anyone

There are thousands in the phone booth
Thousands at the gate
There are thousands in the phone booth
Thousands at the gate
Everybody wants to make a long-distance call
But you know they're just gonna have to wait

Ev'rybody wants to be my friend
But nobody wants to get higher
Ev'rybody wants to be my friend
But nobody wants to get higher
Long-distance operator
I believe I'm stranglin' in this telephone wire


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"Long Distance Operator" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentI think this is song is about the difficulties of being on the road, and the difficulties of maintaining relationships at home. This is the first time I've heard this song, it's ok, but I'm not that into it.
    aj2828ajon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe second verse is great. :-) One of my favorite blues-form verses of all time.
    Chalissaon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMost likely written by Bob Dylan; it was performed at least once with The Hawks/The Band in 1965.
    beer goodon July 20, 2006   Link

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