That Phone

Story Behind The Song

Walking through the streets of NYC, you can hardly help being bombarded by this useless chatter. In the pre-cell era, people actually made some kind of contact. That's rare these days.

Song Description

Witnessing the self imposed alienation/lack of real life communication, in favor of the cacoon of a distant conversation.

Song Length 4:17 Genre Rock - Alternative, Rock - New Wave
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Beside Yourself, Annoyed Subject Telephone, Conformity
Similar Artists B-52'S, Iggy Pop Language English
Era 2000 and later


I'm walking down the sidewalk
I gotta get out of the way
'cause everybody's talking
on their cell phone today
I look at their expressions
So self absorbed
A screaming conversation
that I just can't ignore

Here comes an animated hipster
he's making his plans
and a gesticulating sister
who just hit me with her hand

I'm just trying to make it to work
without a conversating yuppie in my face with a smirk
no one's ever needed a cellphone before
now everybody's talking in a deafening roar

Hey, get off of that phone

It used to be that springtime
was a time for romance
you could find a mate that rhymes
under any circumstance
Now everyone's so into their zone
they're unaware of anything but their phone

I don't even know how to react
no one's ever making any contact
Everything I see makes me wanna scream
no one even knows what anything means
I said

Hey, get off of that phone

I look, I see waste
I see cellphone face
can't find a trace
of life
I get a raging attitude
predominantly rude
somebody get me some life

Lyrics Joe Bendik Music Joe Bendik, Isabela Bendik
Producer Joe Bendik Publisher Perry O Music
Performance Joe Bendik, lead vox, all instruments, Izzy Bendik, back up vox Label Perry O Records
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