Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)

Album: Best Kept Secret (1983)
Charted: 84 9
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  • I've been away from you for far too long
    Too much chances make my heart go frantic
    I wanna tell you what's been goin' on,
    operator give me Trans Atlantic
    I sit alone as the night goes by
    Stare at the phone and wait for your reply

    Long long distance love affair, I can't find you anywhere
    I call you on the telefone, but you're never home
    I gotta get a message to you, I wanna tell you what I'm going through
    What in the world's comin' over you

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    How come you're acting like a total stranger
    I try to reach you but I can't get through
    I got this feeling that my heart's in danger
    I got your letter it was perfectly clear
    Havin' a ball, and wishin' you are here


    Premonition is a funny thing, a familiar kind of pain and easy
    Like knowin' when the phone is gonna ring
    Too many times and it'll drive you crazy
    I hear your echo in the longer hall
    Call out your name, but no-one's there at all

    Long long distance love affair, I can't find you anywhere
    I call you on the telefone, but you're never home

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Comments: 5

  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenThis was released on the same album as my personal favorite of hers, "Almost Over You."
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyJust a little addition to my post below {Barry - Sauquoit, NY}..:
    Ms. Easton just missed having two more #1 records when both "U Got The Look" with Price {1987} and "The Lover In Me" {1988} peaked at #2...
    Six of her twenty-one charted records with duets; two with Prince, one each with Kenny Rogers, Luis Miguel, Dyango, and Jeffery Osborne.
  • Steve from New YorkOne of my favorite songs growing up. Used to listen to it every morning with a friend of mine before we walked to school. Love Sheena Easton!!!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 13th 1983, Sheena Easton performed "Telefone (Long Distance Love Affair)" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    The very next day on August 14th, 1983 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #67; and on October 23rd, 1983 it peaked at #9 {for 1 week} and spent 18 weeks on the Top 100...
    It also reached #9 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club chart and in Norway...
    Between 1981 and 1991 she had twenty-one Top 100 records; eight made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Morning Train (9 to 5)" for 2 weeks on April 26th, 1981...
    Ms. Easton, born Sheena Shirley Orr, celebrated her 55th birthday four months ago on April 27th, 2014.
  • Mary from Phoenix, AzThis song has a great beat to it...and I just love the video. I used to be a big fan of Sheena's.
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