853-5937 
    (Difford/Tilbrook)  
      853-5937 
      Angela can't make it to the phone 
      If you care to leave your name and number  
      She'll give you a ring when she is home 

      Every time I called her I got the message  
      I listened to the voice coming down the line 
      I couldn't speak to a tape recording  
      I redialed it a number of times 

      853-5937 
      Angela can't make it to the phone 
      If you care to leave your name and number  
      Please speak clearly after the tone  
      She'll give you a ring when she gets home 

      I rang her this morning so very early  
      The same old message coming down the phone 
      I should go and see if her house is empty  
      Maybe she's poorly perhaps she's not home 

      She's in Mill Hill I'm in Bermondsey  
      It's the end of the earth on the northern line  
      It makes it so hard for me to see  
      The one that I love but can never find.  

      I called up a close friend who lives right by her  
      I got the message he was out too 
      I was suspicious, are they together  
      I've got to find out that this isn't true

      (c) 1987 Virgin Music Inc. (ASCAP)
       

  • FROM THE ALBUM: Babylon and On. It was the fourth single from the album in the UK, second in the US. 
  • In the US it is Squeeze's second-highest charting single, peaking at #32.