About The Song

Sure, here’s some information about “Wichita Lineman” by Glen Campbell:

Origin and Release:

  • Written by Jimmy Webb in 1968.
  • Recorded by Glen Campbell with backing musicians from the famed “Wrecking Crew.”
  • Released in 1968 on Campbell’s album of the same name, “Wichita Lineman.”

Genre: Country, with some pop and orchestral influences.

Lyrical Themes and Interpretation:

  • The song is sung from the perspective of a lineman, someone who repairs and maintains telephone lines.
  • The lyrics are poetic and evocative, using imagery of vast landscapes and solitary work to paint a picture of isolation and contemplation.
  • There’s a sense of loneliness and longing, but also a quiet dignity and resilience in the character.
  • The song has been interpreted as an “existential country song,” exploring themes of alienation and finding meaning in a vast world.

Legacy and Impact:

  • “Wichita Lineman” is considered one of Glen Campbell’s greatest songs.
  • It’s been covered by many artists and praised for its beautiful melody and thoughtful lyrics.
  • In 2000, the single was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
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Here are some additional details:

  • You can find the song on most streaming platforms or listen to it on YouTube: search “Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman.”
  • There’s also a live performance video from “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” available on YouTube.

I hope this information is helpful! Let me know if you’d like to know anything else about the song.

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Lyrics

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You can take all of theMoney that you madeAnd put it in a jar
Dragged outta myThat’ll show youIs heaven very farYou can take all of themLetters that you need til youFind out who you are
And maybe you can figure whyThat woman wanna be so cruelBut you just can’t forget herCan you, fool
Oh, the winter nights and city lightsAnd the crying of the trainEvery day, the hate of rainEvery memory’s a pain
And you finally usedThe sense God gave youTo come out of the rain
And still you can’t figure whyThat woman wanna be so cruelBut you just can’t forget herCan you, fool
Love is long and love is hardAnd love brings lots of painFor she was here and now she’s gonePlease bring her back again
Now you can take all ofThe money that you madeAnd put it in a jarDragged outta myThat’ll show youIs heaven very far
You can take all of thatMedicine you need til youFind out who you are
And maybe you can figure whyThat woman wanna be so cruelBut you just can’t forget herCan you, fool

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