Long Distance Late Night Phone

words & music by Geoff Bartley 1988
Published by Joshua Omar's Music BMI
All Rights Reserved


This long distance late night phone
Keeps me broke but I'm not so alone
And there's something in your tone that calms me down
The hour doesn't matter at all
It's a person to person call
And the signal's so clear that you could be here in town

Through the pink noise static screen
Is that your voice or just your machine?
I really want to talk to you
On this long distance late night phone!

For hours in the middle of the week
There's no security leak
No taps on the wires, no microphones in a dime
When the satellite's off-line it's a connection mind to mind
And we both pick up to call at the very same time

Through the pink noise static screen
Is that your voice or just your machine?
I really want to talk to you
On this long distance late night phone!

Who would think that cables
Running underground
Could whisper to my eardrums
Such a joyous sound?
Hello hello hello

You never push my buttons
Even at the end of a long day
And I've got nothing to say but it's just good to hear your voice
Life is either sad or it's funny
It's the time or it's the money
And when you're living down here you've got to make that choice

Through the pink noise static screen
Is that your voice or just your machine?
I really want to talk to you
On this long distance late night phone!

Through the pink noise static screen
Is that your voice or just your machine?
I really want to talk to you
On this long distance late night phone!
Hello hello hello
Hello hello hello

Hello hello hello
Hello hello hello



I Am the Heart


Geoff; vocal, 1971 Martin D-35 in "Dulcimer tuning in A": from bass DAEEAA, capo 5


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