I'm the operator with my pocket calculator
I'm the operator with my pocket calculator

I am adding
And subtracting
I'm controlling
And composing

I'm the operator with my pocket calculator
I'm the operator with my pocket calculator

I am adding
And subtracting
I'm controlling
And composing

By pressing down a special key
It plays a little melody
By pressing down a special key
It plays a little melody

I'm the operator with my pocket calculator
I'm the operator with my pocket calculator


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Pocket Calculator Lyrics as written by Ralf Huetter Karl Bartos

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  • +2
    General Comment

    Only Kraftwerk could write a song about the pleasures of playing with a pocket calculator, and make it into a perfect joy like this. The whole Computer World album is superb, and this is a highlight of it.

    Urban Cannibalon September 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Yay, i love my Casio pocket calculator!!! Anyway, i saw Kraftwerk perform live in the middle of the desert. I was walking through the sandunes and out of nowhere there was a stage set up with these robotik-looking men on the stage playing this song WHILST playing their calculators.

    GarethTKDon March 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    way to post that three times. GarethTKD what were you doing in the sand dunes? only kraftwerk would have a concert in a place totally isolated from technology and sing about calculators.

    Hey_thereon August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    You HAVE to love this song. Cmon! It's genius. ^__^

    Lakuon February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    japanese version goes like this

    Boku wa ongakuka, dentaku katate ni Tashitari, hītari Sōsa shite, sakkyoku suru Kono botan oseba, ongaku ga deru

    laokoonon February 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    in german, they say the translaltion suppose to be : "I'm a musician with a pocket calculator in my hand"

    c h i e won February 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    in german, they say the translaltion suppose to be : "I'm a musician with a pocket calculator in my hand"

    c h i e won February 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    in german, they say the translaltion suppose to be : "I'm a musician with a pocket calculator in my hand"

    c h i e won February 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    If only my TI 89 had MP3 capabilities

    elvin_wizardon November 04, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Comment

    I love this song.

    Eatcarpeton May 09, 2006   Link

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