Song: Operator (That’s Not the Way it Feels)
Album: You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
Performer: Jim Croce
Writer: Jim Croce
I’m a sucker for a song with a story. This story is told by one side of a phone conversation. The narrator is calling the telephone operator (it’s the 70’s… much has changed since then) to get ahold of his ex-girlfriend. She’s moved to LA with his ex-best friend and he wants to call her to rub it in her face that he’s getting along just fine without her. As he is telling the operator all of this, he confesses that that isn’t how he feels at all.