This. This is my favorite song of all time. Bar none.
Glen Campbell captures perfectly the heartbreak of... well, a Wichita lineman. The ache of the loneliness of the work comes through in the guitar/violin combination as well as Glen's gentle vocals. He wants to hear his love through the wires, and yearns for it.
It's a song I wish I could sing.
It's also a song Glen didn't write. In a Totally Covered twist, the recording of Jimmy Webb's song - which was written for piano - was released before Jimmy Webb ever was, and in fact was written FOR Glen Campbell. Jimmy Webb wrote a lot of Glen Campbell's hits.
But it is his song. And it is the most perfect song ever written and performed.
As an added bonus, here is a video of Glan Campbell performing the song in Toronto last year, on his Goodbye tour, as he is suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's. I haven't seen him live yet, and I really hope I get the chance to.