A deafening strangle hold on the pay phone

You put me on hold
You know like a phone
I’m not in that factory I’m not that blue
Faced girl I’m not the pitcher here
I’m not playing ball in your park
Not my idea of recreation

I’m tempted to hang up
the silence Must be deafening
Maybe a sign you could recognise
My finger above the please insert here sign

So the call operator is  asking for more lose change the beep beep beep beep please hold
bubble gum stuck to your fingers and thumbs

that charming girl
Those rings on fingers the Edison bell
Are those thousand ideas
are they your own
The pen the paper
The radio station
Those cross roads

I’m tempted to hang up
the silence Must be deafening
Maybe a sign you could recognise
My finger above the please insert here sign

Coins of the statue of liberty
Maybe some sweets from my friend bertie
Coins of the statue of liberty
Maybe some sweets from my friend Bertie

I’m tempted to hang up
the silence Must be deafening
Maybe a sign you could recognise
My finger above the please insert sign

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