"Operator" as written by and Ronald Charles Mc Kernan....
Operator, can you help me
Help me if you please
Give me the right area code
And the number that I need
My rider left upon the Midnight Flyer
Singin' like a summer breeze

I think she's somewhere down south
Down about Baton Rouge
But I just a can't remember no number
A number I can use
Directory don't have it
Central done forgot it
Gotta find a number to use.

Trying to check out her number
Trying to run down her line.
Operator said that's priv'ledged information
And it ain't no business of mine
It's floodin' down in Texas
Poles are out in Utah
Gotta find a private line

She could be hangin' 'round the steel mill
Working in a house of blue lights
Riding a getaway bus out of Portland
Talking to the night
I don't know where she's going
I don't care where she's been
Long as she's been doin' it right

Long as she's been doin' it right

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"Operator" as written by Ronald Charles Mckernan

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    General CommentI love this song, but I never thought it was about a hooker. I always pictured the narrator as a desperate, possibly drunk man trying to track down the woman who left him.
    dwellsinshipson August 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is just a simple love song, Operater, I need you to hook me up with someone I need. I don't care who she is. Might be a prostitute as well.
    thedanman344on May 06, 2006   Link

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