calling america lyrics – electric light orchestra

(somebody)
told her that there was a place like heaven
across the water on a 747
yeah, we’re living in
in a modern world

and pretty soon she’s really got the notion
of flying out across the big blue ocean
yeah, we’re living in
in a modern world
(in a modern world)

talk is cheap on satellite
but all i get is
(static)
information, i’m still here
re-dial on automatic

calling america
(can’t get a message through)
calling america
(that’s what she said to do)
calling america
(that’s where she has to be)
calling america
(she left a number for me)
calling america

but i’m just talking to a satellite
twenty thousand miles up in the sky each night
yeah, we’re living in
in a modern world

all i had to do was pick up the phone
i’m out in sp*ce, trying to talk to someone
yeah, we’re living in
in a modern world
(in a modern world)

she left a number i could call
but no one’s there, no one at all
there must be something going wrong
that number just rings on and on

calling america
(can’t get a message through)
calling america
(that’s what she said to do)
calling america
(that’s where she has to be)
calling america
(she left a number for me)
calling america

said she’d call when she’d been gone a while
guess she’s missing me across the miles
yeah, we’re living in
in a modern world

calling america
(can’t get a message through)
calling america
(that’s what she said to do)
calling america
(that’s where she has to be)
calling america
(she left a number for me)

calling america
calling america
calling america

/ electric light orchestra lyrics