"Helpline Operator" as written by and Johnson....
I watch the sun go down on London town
I wait for the night voices to sound
I smell the pain upon the breath of the lost & lonely
I hear the thoughts that whisper in the hearts of all men.

I'm the helpline operator & I'll spare you the time.
I'm the intimate stranger. Your problems will be mine.

Put your tongue into the mouthpiece
And whisper in my ear.
Admit to me
the things you can't admit to yourself.
Admit to me & no one else.
Everybody's looking for someone
to tell them what they want to hear.
Everybody's looking for true love
To help them feel what they cannot feel.

I'm the helpline operator, can you spare me the time.
I'm the intimate stranger. Your problems will be mine.
I'm the helpline operator.
Helpline operator. (X3)

True love will come
True love will come

Helpline operator. (X4)

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    General CommentThis song reminds me of internet relationships... almost along the same lines as one over the phone. There is still that barrier between people so they feel like they can say whatever they want with no consequences. I think this song displays the vulnerability of the caller and how special the person on the other end feels now that the person is revealing everything to them - they are the "intimate stranger" someone who now will know so much about you, but at the same time has no idea who you really are.
    soundless_spaceon January 13, 2008   Link

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