Couldn't You Dial My Number?

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So, there was this friend of mine . . .

© 1999  Steven E. Cutts  (ASCAP)

recorded March 5, 2000 at Bias Studios (recorded and mixed by Jim Robeson)

on All Alone . . . But Hardly On My Own

  • Steve, lead vocal  
  • Paul Bell, electric guitar  
  • John Lewis, electric bass
  • Robbie Magruder, drums    
  • Bill Starks, piano & organ
  • The MoMe Squad, horns  (arranged by Jim Robeson)


Couldn’t you dial my number?  Did you forget my name?

Couldn't you afford a postcard?  You are driving me insane!

No endless agonizing for which you are renowned;

You just turned your whole life upside down !


I’ve delivered chicken soup when you thought you had the flu.

I've stood up there by your side every time that you've said "I do."

I've loaned you a zillion dollars;  let you drive my red corvette;

Is a big  surprise the only thanks I get?


. . .  No hint of consultation; no begging for my  advice;

 A  little bit of whining would have seemed all right.


I’ve handed you the paperbags and told you take deep breaths;

I’ve listened to the thousand reasons why your life was such a mess;

You've solved your current crisis -- your announcement left no doubt --

but I would like to know why I'm the last one who found out!


. . . No news is only no news; ignorance ain't bliss;

You may have warned some others --  it's your best friend that you missed!


I should probably cut you loose, turn my back, and walk away --

Just keep goin ' -- turn a deaf ear to whatever you might say.

But I know I'm going to have to bail you out about a month or so from now;

I'd better get a head-start planning  when and how.


. . .  No chance for me to tell you in words choice and profound:

I can’t decide if you’re a genius or a clown!

You turned your whole life inside out & upside down!