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Pete Shelley Tribute: Day 7

On my Facebook page I was posting a week long tribute to the late, great Pete Shelley, but after four days I got waylaid and simply forgot to keep up these honorary posts.  Now that everyone is winding down for the Capitalist extravaganza I have some free time to catch up with this and will therefore continue to allow as many people as possible to enjoy his music. This is the final part of my seven day tribute and I have chosen to feature one of Pete’s solo efforts: Telephone Operator which was released in 1983 and was a minor hit.

Lyrics
Telephone operator
Why can’t I see you later
Telephone operator
Why can’t I see you later
Tell me is it wine
That makes things so fine
Or is it ’cause you’re mine

Telephone operator
You’re my aural stimulator
Telephone operator
Ne see’est pas la raison d’etre
Tell me is it love
That I feel because
You’re all I’m thinking of

Telephone operator
Phone you up an hour later
Telephone operator
Phoned you up an hour later
Tell me is it love
That I’m in because
I’m only thinking of you

Telephone operator

Songwriters: Peter Shelley

Telephone Operator lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group