Eddy McManus has once again demonstrated his incredible vocal talent with his beautiful and emotionally powerful interpretation of Jim Croce’s classic hit “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels).” The original version of the song, which was released in 1972 and reached a peak of number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, is a poignant and relatable tale of heartbreak and longing, with a catchy melody and poignant lyrics that have made it a timeless classic.
In his version of the song, McManus brings a sense of raw emotion and vulnerability to the lyrics, perfectly capturing the heartache and longing expressed by the narrator as he tries to find the phone number of his former lover, who has moved to Los Angeles with his former best friend. The way that he sings the lines “Operator, oh, could you help me place this call? / See the number on the matchbook is old and faded / She’s living in L.A. / With my best old ex-friend, Ray” is particularly striking, conveying the sense of betrayal and hurt that the narrator is feeling.
One of the things that makes McManus’ cover of “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)” so special is the way that he manages to bring a new depth and emotional complexity to the lyrics. The original song is a powerful and timeless tale of heartbreak and longing, and McManus does an excellent job of highlighting the universality of these themes. His interpretation of the chorus, with the lines “That’s not the way it feels, no, no, no, no / That’s not the way it feels,” is particularly poignant, as it conveys the narrator’s inability to move on and forget about his lost love.
Eddy McManus has delivered a truly exceptional and emotionally powerful interpretation of Jim Croce’s classic hit “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels).” His vocal talent and ability to infuse the song with a sense of raw emotion make this cover a standout among the many renditions of this timeless ballad. If you are a fan of emotive and powerful ballads, then you are sure to love Eddy McManus’ version of “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels).” His interpretation of the song is truly special and will surely resonate with listeners who have experienced the pain of lost love and heartbreak. Do not miss out on the chance to hear this beautiful and moving cover of “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)” by Eddy McManus.