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​Answering Machine

This song is by Bruce McCulloch and appears on the album Shame-Based Man (1995).

I love my
I love my

I love my answering machine
I love my answering machine
It keeps the people I know away from me

I don't watch TV
Don't watch my weight
I watch my answering machine

My best friend says
"It's me. Pick it up."
I say "nope"
My girlfriend says
"It's me. Pick it up."
I say "nope"
"Mr. Harris from the bank calling. Please pick up."
Yeah, right
I love my answering machine

I love my answering machine
I love my answering machine
It talks to my friends for me

Do I want to go for dinner?
Should we meet somewhere at eight?
Only if I can take my answering machine

I love my answering machine
I love my answering machine
It keeps the people I know away from me

Sometimes I miss it
In the middle of the afternoon
I call it up
To see how it's doing
How can I tell my gal
Who I'm whispering to?
You know it's my answering machine

I love my answering machine
I love my answering machine
It keeps the people I love away from me

My answering machine says
"Hi, this is Bruce. I'm not here right now, so please leave a message and I'll get back to you. Thank you. Bye-bye."
What my answering machine should say is
"Hi, this is Bruce. I am here right now. And I'm listening to you, but I'm not gonna pick up. So, leave a message and I probably won't get back to you. Thank you. Bye-bye."

I love my answering machine
I love my answering machine
It keeps you people away from me

I collect calls
Like spinsters collect porcelain dolls
Sometimes I'll get fearless
And return one
But I'll only speak
If on the other end of the phone
Is another answering machine

We love our answering machines
We love our answering machines
They keep the people we know away from me

We love our answering machines
We love our answering machines
They're the very best thing that's ever been invented

Music by:

Bruce McCulloch & Brian Connelly

Lyrics by:

Bruce McCulloch