Bob Dylan - "Long Distance Operator" lyrics

by Bob Dylan

Long-distance operator,
Place this call, it's not for fun.
Long-distance operator,
I gotta get a message to my baby,
Please, place this call, you know it's not for fun.
You know, she's not just anyone.
There are thousands in the phone booth,

Thousands at the gate.
There are thousands in the phone booth,
Ev'rybody wants to make a long-distance call
Thousands at the gate.
If a call comes from Louisiana,
But you know they're just gonna have to wait.

Please, let it ride.
If a call comes from Louisiana,
Please, let it ride.
This phone booth's on fire,
It's getting hot inside.
Ev'rybody wants to be my friend,
But nobody wants to get higher.
Ev'rybody wants to be my friend,

But nobody wants to get higher.
I believe I'm stranglin' on this telephone wireLong-distance operator,