867 And 5309 Lyrics Meaning – Tommy Tutone

867 And 5309 Lyrics is sung by Tommy Tutone. 867 And 5309 Lyrics is written by Jim Keller & Alex Call. The name of the song is 867-5309/Jenny.

Song Details

Song Title 867-5309/Jenny
Singer Tommy Tutone
Songwriter Jim Keller & Alex Call

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867 And 5309 Lyrics Meaning

Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?
You give me somethin’ I can hold on to
I know you think I’m like the others before
Who saw your name and number on the wall

Jenny, I got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, don’t change your number

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Jenny, Jenny, you’re the girl for me
Oh, you don’t know me, but you make me so happy
I tried to call you before, but I lost my nerve
I tried my imagination, but I was disturbed

Jenny, I got your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, don’t change your number

867-5309
867-5309
867-5309
867-5309

I got it, (I got it), I got it
I got your number on the wall
I got it, (I got it), I got it
For a good time, for a good time call

Hey, Jenny, don’t change your number
I need to make you mine
Jenny, I call your number

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867-5309
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867-5309

Jenny, Jenny, who can I turn to?
867-5309
For the price of a dime I can always turn to you
867-5309

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(5309) 867-5309
(5309) 867-5309
(5309) 867-5309

867 And 5309 Lyrics Meaning

Tommy Tutone’s “867-5309/Jenny” is centered on the singer trying to muster up the courage to call the titular “Jenny”. He acquired her number by observing it written on a “wall”, as in someone posting her contact information in a public area.

FYI, such practices are usually reserved to advertise prostitutes. And it would appear that he regards “Jenny” to be someone tantamount to the aforementioned professional, as he drops the line “for a good time call” – a slogan often used by people in this line of work – in relation to his aspirations for an eventual encounter with “Jenny”.

However, Tommy Tutone band member Jim Keller, who co-wrote the track, has stated that “Jenny” is a real person who he got acquainted with via friends who posted her “number on a men’s room wall at a bar” and that she was “a regular girl, not a hooker”. But interestingly enough, to the contrary, the other co-writer of the song, non-band member Alex Call, has recounted that the character is entirely fictitious, and this is a song that he originated “just sitting in (his) backyard”.

Either way, the storyline presented in this song is not hard to follow.The central character is not “Jenny” but rather the singer himself. “Jenny” is just the object of his affection, someone we know nothing about outside of the narrator arbitrarily coming across her phone number. Rather the narrative that comes forefront of this track is his high level of excitement as well as anxiety and expectation when it comes to actually reaching out to her.

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