Hanging on the Telephone by Blondie

Blondie

Blondie is a rock band founded by vocalist Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein and were pioneers of the American punk scene and the following new wave scene of the mid-1970s in New York. Their first two albums reflected strong elements of the genres, and were highly successful in the UK and Australia, however in the US they were an underground band until the release of Parallel Lines in 1978. Blondie disbanded in 1982 with Harry pursuing a solo career as well as taking time off to care for her partner, Stein, when he was diagnosed with pemphigus. The band reformed in 1997 achieving a UK number one with the single Maria in 1999, exactly twenty years after their first UK number one Heart of Glass

Hanging on the Telephone
Album: Parallel Lines
Date: 1978
Genre: Rock

Lyrics by Jack Lee

I'm in the phone booth, it's the one across the hall
If you don't answer, I'll just ring it off the wall
I know he's there, but I just had to call
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
I heard your mother, now she's going out the door
Did she go to work or just go to the store?
All those things she said, I told you to ignore
Oh, why can't we talk again?
Oh, why can't we talk again?
Oh, why can't we talk again?
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
It's good to hear your voice, you know it's been so long
If I don't get your calls, then everything goes wrong
I want to tell you something you've known all along
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
I had to interrupt and stop this conversation
Your voice across the line gives me a strange sensation
I'd like to talk when I can show you my affection
Oh, I can't control myself
Oh, I can't control myself
Oh, I can't control myself
Don't leave me hanging on the telephone
Hang up and run to me
Whoa, hang up and run to me
Whoa, hang up and run to me
Whoa, hang up and run to me
Whoa oh oh oh, run to me

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