He's on the Phone

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"He's on the Phone" is a song by British pop group Saint Etienne in collaboration with French singer-songwriter Étienne Daho. A fast-paced dance track, it is one of Saint Etienne's biggest hits, reaching number 11 on the UK Singles Chart, number 31 in Iceland, number 41 in Sweden and number 33 on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. The lyrics tell of an "academia girl" trying to escape from a relationship with a married man: "He's on the phone / And she wants to go home, / Shoes in hand, / Don't make a sound, / It's time to go. " At the centre of the track is a spoken-word section by Daho. The song is a remix by Motiv8 of "Accident", which appeared on the Saint Etienne/Étienne Daho Reserection EP, released a few months previously in June 1995. "Accident" itself is a rewritten version of Daho's 1984 French-language hit single "Weekend à Rome", with original English lyrics. Daho's spoken-word vocals are from the Reserection opening track, "Reserection". The single was credited to "Saint Etienne featuring Étienne Daho". Daho also appears in the song's music video and joined the band in their performance of the song on Top of the Pops. Daho would also go on to perform the original "Weekend à Rome" lyrics with the instrumentation from "He's on the Phone" in a performance on the French edition of Star Academy. 


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1996
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He's on the phone, and she wants to go home
Shoes in hand, don't make a sound, its time to go

(ooh-ooh) 
Someday (someday), someday

he's on the phone, doesn't want to go home
The hotel life - forget your wife, you're on your own
Academia girl
Her life's a gas, she loves the trash inside his world
Can't find his way there
Got the cash, feeling flash in Leicester Square

(ooh-ooh) 
Yes
She never meant to call, she did anyway
And now he's trying to find the words to say 
Someday (someday), someday (someday) 
Yes
She never meant to call, she did anyway
And now he's trying to find the words to say 
Someday (someday), someday 

Its five to twelve and she's nervous as hell
With nothing to lose, its hard to choose its hard to tell
Skin is dewdrop and warm
The lipstick kiss, reminisce, awake til dawn

(ooh-ooh) 
Yes
She never meant to call, she did anyway
And now he's trying to find the words to say 
Someday (someday), someday (someday) 
Yes. (ooh-ooh) 
She never meant to call, she did anyway
And now he's trying to find the words to say 
Someday (someday), someday (someday) 

He's on the phone and she wants to go home
Shoes in hand, don't make a sound, its time to go 

Ooh-ooh 
Yes
She never meant to call, she did anyway
And now he's trying to find the words to say 
Someday (someday), someday (someday) 
Yes (ooh-ooh) 
She never meant to call, she did anyway
And now he's trying to find the words to say 
Someday (someday), someday (someday), someday

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Saint Etienne

Saint Etienne are an English electronic music band from London, formed in 1990. The band consists of Sarah Cracknell, Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs. They are named after the French football team AS Saint-Étienne. more »

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Written by: SARAH JANE CRACKNELL, JANE CRACKNELL SARAH, ETIENNE DAHO, BOB STANLEY, PETER STEWART WIGGS

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