Someone clean to chew on
A wife that no one likes
I called and they said all of New York
Was a tow-away zone
We paid sixty dollars on 12th Street today
And now all our money's gone

You don't have to answer me
You don't have to call me back
Your phone's off the hook
But you're not

You hate my older sister
And you burglarize our home
Your dirty invitation waits
Run over on my street
I don't care who you don't like
You don't have to answer me

You don't have to answer me
You don't have to call me back
Your phone's off the hook
But you're not

Someone clean to chew on
A wife that no one likes
I called and they said all of New York
Was a tow-away zone
We paid sixty dollars on 12th Street today
And now all our money's gone

You don't have to answer me
You don't have to call me back
Your phone's off the hook
But you're not

But you're not
But you're not
But you're not


Lyrics submitted by punker87, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Your Phone's Off The Hook, But You're Not Lyrics as written by John Duchac Nommensen Exene Cervenka

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  • +5
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    Always loved that line..."Your phone's off the hook, but you're not."

    Bluewaveson June 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
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    The "all of New York is a tow-away zone" is known to be what a tow truck driver said while towing away the band's van on a trip to New York (I think to play at CBGBs).

    nullportalon October 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this is a totally soooooooooooooo rad song its good, really good... see what real punk rock is lame-o's theres all no comment thingys on this band... any of their songs, but im sure if i went and viewed a blink page thing itd ba all a million comments... sz get a grip folks!

    OBsOletE...on May 11, 2002   Link

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