Operator (That's not the way it feels)

Operator Oh, could you help me place this call
See, the number on the matchbook is old an faded
She's living in LA
With my best old ex-friend Ray
A guy she said she knew well and sometimes hated

Well, isn't that the way they say it goes
But let's forget all that
And give me the number if you can find it
So I can call just to tell them I'm fine
and to show I've overcome the blow
I've learned to take it well
Only wish my words could just convince myself
That it just wasn't real
But that's not the way it feels

Operator Oh,
could you help me place this call
I can't read the number that you just gave me
Something in my eyes
You know it happens every time
I think about the love that I thought would save me

But isn't that the way they say it goes
But let's forget all that
And give me the number if you can find it
So I can call just to tell them I'm fine
and to show I've overcome the blow
I've learned to take it well
Only wish my words could just convince myself
That it just wasn't real
But that's not the way it feels

Operator
Let's forget about this call
No one there I really wanted to talk to
Thank you for your time
You've been so much more than kind
You can keep the dime

Well, isn't that the way they say it goes
But let's forget all that
And give me the number if you can find it
So I can call just to tell them I'm fine
and to show I've overcome the blow
I've learned to take it well
Only wish my words could just convince myself
That it just wasn't real