"Wichita Lineman" as written by and Jimmy Webb....
I am a lineman for the county
And I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload
I hear you singin' in the wire,
I can hear you through the whine
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line

I know I need a small vacation
But it don't look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south won't ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you,
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line

And I need you more than want you,
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line


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"Wichita Lineman" as written by Jimmy Webb

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    General CommentJimmy Webb, the song's author, said that a listener once criticised his song because the lineman died. The listener interpreted as "Still on the line" as being motionless on the line ie. dead after electrocution!
    Opinionhead - your interpretation is the correct one.
    chrisb1on September 23, 2005   Link

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