Party Line

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Another one from this remarkable record. A party line is a duplex what we called in socialist times - you can hear other people's conversations on the phone There are signs of deconstruction even in everyday life. Thus the slow.

Lyrics: 

G
I'm on a party line,

Wonderin' all the time,
D C G
Who's on the other end?
G
Is she big, is she small?

Is she a she at all?
D C G
Who's on my party line?

D A D
Wish I had a more direct connection.
D A D
This party line was here when I arrived.
A C D
And I'm not voting in the next election,
A C Bm
If they don't do something about finding out
F# G
The person who is on my party line.

G... (instumental for 8 bars)
D C G
I'm on a party line.
G... (instumental for 8 bars)
D C G
I'm on a party line.

D A D
I can't speak without an interception.
D A D
This is private, please get off my line.
A C D
Please tell me when I can have my privacy.
A C Bm
I'd like to meet the girl who's always talking
F# G
When I'm speaking on my party line.

[Instrumental break for one verse]

D A D
Wish I had a more direct connection.
D A D
This party line was here when I arrived.
A C D
And I'm not voting in the next election,
A C Bm
If they don't do something about finding out
F# G
The person who is on my party line.

G
I'm on a party line,

Wonderin' all the time,
D C G
Who's on the other end?
G
Is she big, is she small?

Is she a she at all?
D C G
Who's on my party line?
D C G
Who's on my party line?
D C G
Who's on my party line?

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Comments

headfirstonly's picture

Davies really knows how to write a good song. This takes it in a really interesting direction that really shows off that fact. I like it!

And there are few things that bring home the passing years more strongly than the need to explain something that was just part of my childhood to grown-ups who have no idea what it meant...