call box lyrics – stan ridgway

i press the b*ttons now
voice keeps poppin’ on the call box out
mop-man, do you receive?
ten-four, i gotta pull out
i got an eta, five-thirty on the dot
a little bit later, it’ll thicken the plot

chorus:
they always tell me what’s not is not
i just gotta get that 1-2-3
it’s funny how these things always happen to me
i just gotta get that 1-2-3

now, by the force of circ*mstance
and by the belt that holds up my pants
i’m held responsible
for this idea that never had a chance
when they call out the guard tonight
he’ll cut the alarm and switch off the light

chorus:
i get a funny feeling that wrong is right
i just gotta get that 1-2-3
it’s funny how these things always happen to me
i just gotta get that 1-2-3

1 2 3
a b c
like you and me

like 1 2 3
1 2 3
1-2-3
a b c
1-2-3
1 2 3
1-2-3
it’s a combination…

i press the b*ttons nowwww!

i press the b*ttons now
voice keeps poppin’ on the call box out
mop-man, do you receive?
ten-four, i gotta pull out
i got an eta, five-thirty on the dot
a little bit later, it’ll thicken the plot

chorus:
they always tell me what’s not is not
i just gotta get that 1-2-3
it’s funny how these things always happen to me
i guess i gotta get that 1-2-3

1 2 3
a b c
like you and me
like 1 2 3
not is not, not is not!
not is not, not is not…

/ stan ridgway lyrics