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Thread #6487   Message #1461589
Posted By: Jim Dixon
14-Apr-05 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Call (Gene MacLellan)
Subject: Lyr Add: THE CALL (Gene MacLellan)
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Gene MacLellan, 1976
As sung by Anne Murray

It's a long distance phone
And I feel so alone
    Here without him.
It's a crime and a shame
That I ain't got the change,
And don't you know that I'm worried
    About him.

I've been all over town,
Every street, up and down
    Looking for the man.
He's just a face in the crowd
Where the traffic roars loud
But don't you know, he'd be proud
    To give a helping hand.

CHORUS: Mister, can you
Find it in your heart
To lend me a dollar
For the times have been slow
I'm fresh out of dough
And I ain't got the money to call him.

I threw my pride out the door
'Cause I've been turned down before
    But I'll keep trying.
This kind of pain
Is kind of hard to explain,
But the feeling's the same
    As like dying. CHORUS

You put the change in my hand.
You're the world's kindest man,
    And I thank you, sir.
You'll never know what you've done
For this poor mother's son.
A thirsty man just got a
    Cold cup of water. CHORUS TWICE