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Answering Machine Lyrics

"Answering Machine" was written by Holmes, Rupert.
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A little while ago I went and placed a call
To tell this girl I know that she could have it all
The wedding, the ring, the whole darn thing
I was willing to tie the knot
So I called her up and this is the answer I got

"I'm so sorry you have just reached my answering machine
I'm not in at present, I'm sure you know the whole routine
Leave your name and number and I'll try to get back to you
You have thirty seconds to talk to me before you're through"

And I said, "Baby let's go get married, I need to hear you're mine
I am hanging on, I am hanging on, I am hanging on this line
And if I can leave one message before you go to bed
I would say to you", and the phone went dead

So I stepped out to buy some dog food for the cat
Of course she called about three minutes after that
Would she be my wife and share my life?
Well, of course you can write the plot
Cause she called me up and this is the answer she got

"I'm so sorry you have just reached my answering machine
I'm not in at present, I'm sure you know the whole routine
Leave your name and number and I'll try to get back to you
You have thirty seconds to talk to me before you're through"

And she said, "Baby I got your message, I am answering your call
I have thought it out, I have thought it out and I think that all-in-all
If you ask if we can marry and make it for all time
Then my answer is", and the phone went

"I'm so sorry, you have just reached my answering machine
I'm not in at present, I'm sure you know the whole routine
Leave your name and number and I'll try to get back to you
You have thirty seconds to talk to me before you're through"

Songwriters
HOLMES, RUPERT

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