Campbell, Glen - Wichita Lineman Lyrics

I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload
I hear you singin' in the wire, I can hear you through the whine
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line

I know I need a small vacation but it don't look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south won't ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line

[Instrumental Interlude]

And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time
And the Wichita Lineman is still on the line

[Instrumental to end]

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  1. Michelle Hawkins

    A great song.

  2. Ralph Albrecht


  3. Matilda Bond

    So beautiful.Glen Campbell,what a loss.Such a beautiful voice.Never to be forgotten.

  4. DM G

    What a beautiful song. Love it.

  5. Nicholas Stix

    Thanks, not just for the post, but for the exquisite photoessay that accompanies it. You obviously put a lot of work into it.
    Nicholas Stix, Uncensored

  6. Rhoda Knight

    We're all lineman just a little, I've always felt something listening to his voice and those lyrics. Beautiful.

  7. Damian McDonagh

    The great Carol kaye on bass here.

  8. Steve Forest

    I am a linesman for Notts County

  9. Theresa Hagner

    This song touches me. Reminds me of my dad. He was a gentle soul.


    Great video

  11. ss396rip

    This was a time when parents and teenagers listened to some of the same music.

  12. oops44

    I've always loved this song.... Beautifully sung by Glen Campbell and written by the very talented Jimmy Webb 💜

  13. marty baran

    was my fathers favorite remeber listening in a brand new VW van. 1968 on a.m.

  14. nyosito

    And I need you more than want you, and I want you for all time - Jimmy Webb
    After a time, you may find that "having", is not so pleasing a thing, as "wanting". It is not logical, but it is often true - Mr. Spock.

  15. iamIsrael

    great vid thanks.

  16. saladdogger

    How does he do that at : 1:19 ?.

  17. Stop Frontin

    This song is about being a jiggalo...nice real playa Glen!

  18. Jason Pope

    One of the greatest songs ever,,,,bless you GlenC and Jimmy Webb

  19. Lorelei Hebdon

    Thank you !! That was very nice! 🇺🇸

  20. Catherine Leven

    This was one of my fathers favorite songs and I miss him so much. 12/2019

  21. Robert Qualls

    this song always make me cry...go figure. sniff

  22. Jim Stone

    Pure gold.....👏👏👏👏🇺🇸🇺🇸

  23. Dizz2K7

    The Simpsons S15-E15 "Co-Dependent's Day" brought me here.

  24. myfavs

    What a beautiful, moving, poignant song - a profound counrty song, perfectly sung.

  25. alison m

    my dad made me watch this.

  26. rich maxwell

    As pure a song you'll ever hear

  27. luv mifro

    Since I was a little girl in Long Island 🙌🏾😔📻💃🏽

  28. Dale Cooper

    100% American, 100% Beautiful especially the opening minute.

  29. Wendy Noto

    And I need you more than want you and I want you for all

  30. Paladin Danse

    i don’t think the start to this song can be beaten

  31. Matt Hopper

    It's the sound of another time, just before I was born. I never knew this song but I remember hearing it on a mix CD in a friend's shop. It was a sad time because the shop was struggling and my friend was disabled and I was helping out as much as I could. I remember it was a cold, dark, winter's afternoon on an ordinary street in a decaying town in northern England where I've lived all my life. I was carrying out tasks in the shop that required lifting and moving and I remember feeling a deep melancholy mixed with compassion. My friend's life was falling apart, as was the business, but I was there and this song came on and it fit the moment perfectly. I didn't know what it was about and I often wondered about it because its sound and feel stayed with me. I heard it again on TV after Glen died and discovered its title. When I hear it I always think about that obscure afternoon which would otherwise have been lost in the endless treadmill of unexceptional afternoons that make up or lives.

    bill gonzales

    Matt Hopper, thank you for sharing your story with us, very meaningful, good luck from here and God bless your friend, remember i once heard there is no rest for the working class?

  32. Sharon Noll

    Great song. Will always listen to it.

  33. robo snicka

    my dad lineman!

  34. Chris Ranz

    I may not be a country music fan but I sure am a Glen Campbell fan the tone of his voice was absolute perfection truly an incredible singer he will be missed if you agree with me give me a hoot y'all have a great evening

  35. Yvonne Campbell

    Beautiful and classic song love it👍

  36. Ruby Rosario Duque



    gives me the chills

  38. LJW55

    I really don't like country music. I LOVE this song... Go figure..!

  39. Ben Vokes

    One of the best

  40. johnbeechy

    i had to recently go forth out to a fence line and prepare for laying electrical wire down upon the ground.. watt steam engine was Best track that I picked for my inspiration so as to clock that tick tock away (as i lined out the pipe).. Wichita Lineman.. Thank you for the upload and the Inspire action that helped me during when i laid out the Pipe.. .. // Merry Christmas.

  41. Jody Wilke

    My Dad was a lineman for the Washington Water Power Company, for many years--that's when they had to climb poles, before they had bucket trucks. He said people would ask him if he was afraid of heights, and he said, "Well, it doesn't matter if I am or not--I have five kids to raise." RIP, Dad--we miss you and love you.😔💒💝

  42. Steve Jones

    I got to see Glen preform this live with a orchestra, it sounded just like the studio version. Amazing musician. RIP

  43. Johnny Johnstone

    We miss you Glen.

  44. Nigal Lion

    When I listen to this, I feel like I'm back in the year 1970..I see everything he's singing..Awesome song.That guitar solo sets it off!

    Nigal Lion

    Carol Kaye on bass..That solo is wicked

  45. David Robertson

    Memories Memories so good great graphics Mr Carlos


    Thank you, glad you liked it... Greetings

  46. Strong Willed

    Please Check out Cover of I’m Not Gonna Miss You Originally
    sang by Glen Campbell. Please let me know what you think.

  47. kevin wern

    65 years old and tears are coming down my face as I listen.

    Bonnie Forman

    62. me too.


    The same her. I'm 60.

    Matt Hopper

    time flies

  48. Thomas Schrade

    gorgeous skies and a great song!

  49. N Kel

    brings back a memory of another time...when all seemed possible ...all was fair

  50. James Rogers

    One of those pieces of music that is evocative of a time, that, when you hear it, transports you instantly back to that time. It will always remind me of childhood. I was around five when this song was released (in my life, it was the best of times and the worst of times.) Campbell's music in those years (along with Bacharach, to name another,) temper my bittersweet memories of the years between 1966 and 1971.

  51. Robert Dubisar

    I was just 7-8 years old and just a farmboy/countryboy growing up on a farm outside Reeder, North Dakota. I remember hearing this song on mom's radio. The memory sure brought tears to my eyes.

  52. Greg Windsor

    I love this song the words outstanding

  53. Josh Sparks

    Sports animal brought me here

  54. Peter Nicklin

    tom jones does a great version of this

  55. Razback

    This is a different mix than the original release.

  56. Roger Winters

    Glen Campbell was really good in the movie True Grit, great singer. RIP.

  57. Jefg Lemonds

    And I need you more than want you

  58. neocollective

    Glen Campbell and the Wrecking Crew ! ...Carol Kaye's bass here is just impeccable.

  59. Lisa Leone

    I like that there are questions about this song. My sister passed away recently and I just wanted to hear Glen Cambel sing this.

  60. Ricardo Kim

    #1is this Mister.Ricard

  61. Capt. Benjamin L. Sisko


  62. Çhristine Woodruff

    This song makes me miss Glen more than any of his other great recordings, i think this was his masterpiece, thanks Glen and Jim Webb.

  63. John707 Ritchie

    The wrecking crew,the genius song writing talent of Jimmy Webb and the sublime singing talent of Glen Campbell comes together to produce a timeless classic. I'm in my mid 60s and must have this song close to a thousand times on the radio and playing it to myself over the years. Great songs never date they say This is still as greater song now as it was back in1968

  64. Genard Toney

    Beautiful song.

  65. Nick Schneider

    Jimmy Webb, Glen Campbell, made for many fabulous collaborations!

  66. Richard Campea

    Homer Simpson brought me here

  67. Warren Goodwin

    The greatest song of all time??????

  68. Pete Diamond

    Is there no end to the genius of Jimmy Webb, Glen Campbell old a lot to him and his songwriting brilliance...

  69. IrishnPNW

    Back in the early 70s I had a boyfriend who was an electrician who worked on the lines....HE BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF ME WHEN HE DRANK AND ALMOST KILLED ME....

    oh yeah...this song just reminds me of his blueberry dark blue eyes...and the fists that broke my face, my ribs, my pelvis...and left me for dead in a snowy intersection in Waukegan, Illinois....oh yea....

  70. Hal Bullard

    Glans best

  71. Edward Downey

    414 ppl down voted this.. Why?..

  72. Thor Svensson

    Absolutely wonderful song.

  73. Christine Woodruff

    Electrical lineman, unsung heroes, most dangerous job in the world, most people haven't got a clue what these men do every day,
    Without electricity, America dies.

  74. Gus Honeywood

    Superb song

  75. 179cpv

    412 people need a small vacation

  76. Ray Lopez

    Great song takes me back to grammar school in Culver City California walking my girlfriend home from school I remember that day it was rainy and cloudy I wonder whatever happened I was in the fourth grade

  77. Cousin If

    My wife left me a card I found about 3 years after she died while cleaning. She knew I would find it one day. It read . . For every joy that passes something beautiful remains. (Inside it read) . May the joys you knew and times you shared help comfort you at this sad time. Then she wrote I love you. This used to be the song we loved to listen too. Now it means even more. Ovarian cancer killed her from the use of baby powder. Who would have thought this could happen. All she wanted was to be a lady. Holidays are the hardest on me since she's been gone.

    Daniel Day

    What a beautiful note. She must have loved you so much. Thank you for sharing that experience.

    Mike Hughes



    What a beautiful comment. You and your wife are good souls, and I mean that in the present tense

    Cousin If

    Wouldn't you know it. Its 5am Christmas eve 2019. Merry Christmas to you .

    Lisa Rispoli

    Such a heartfelt story of loss and perpetual love. May you find comfort and strength in her memory and in this song.

  78. Cousin If

    Happy Holiday's to everyone. Find a way to end the hate in the world. You have absolutely nothing to lose and only love to gain.

  79. Gregory Kleiman

    I am heading off in my Landrover all on my own in a poor foreign land to survey power lines for connection to solar farms. Song came to mind and your photos to go with it made my day. Thankyou.

  80. Newman OutDoors

    One of the greatest songs ever .

  81. Ethan P

    I can't get through this song without crying

  82. Kylee Baker

    My dad is a lineman for Edison and, let me tell you, you won't ever find a harder working man!

  83. Gabriele Froböse

    ... wonderful song <3.

  84. fullplate100

    Out there, by himself. And if you've ever worked such a job by yourself, you'll understand. Add his pre-occupation with a love interest & you got a whole other story that's wayyyy too much, bless him.

  85. eveie mac


  86. garyinsydney

    amazing to think this was written by the same guy who wrote macarthur park :-O

  87. Fendie I

    My first comment about this song was that 'Ozark brought me here' lol! That was a comment I posted last month. Well as I was listening to my various songs in my Likes play list, I reached to this song once again. What's weird is when we come back to a song or a place for a second or few times later on, we tend to notice things that we didnt see or think of in the first place.. Anyway l was looking at the gorgeous phone operator & she reminded me of Bo Derek. .. This is a beautiful song.. My parents were in their teens when this song came out. and I can't help but think of how time flies. .. ♥

  88. Annie Travers

    Ron Swanson brought me here.

  89. PeeBee Anon

    sheer magic.

  90. GuppyPal

    My uncle was a lineman. He died in 1994. My mom still plays this song and talks about him.

  91. Sunny D

    I've always loved this song! Beautiful video to go with it! 😍

  92. rick ciraulo

    November 15, 2019...anyone?

    charlie drake

    Yep - in the UK; beautiful song.


    Dec 15,2019 Canada

  93. Thomas Stark

    Such a great song and beautiful backgroung orchestra !!!!!

  94. UrMum Geh

    But hey whoop whoop. Never heard this song before. Glad Wichita is known for something😀

  95. UrMum Geh

    Only here cause of that disappointing baseball name reveal for Wichita. Wichita linemen was a contender but didn’t make the cut.

    Watch out America. The Wichita WindSurge are here🙄🙄🙄

    Cab Terrot

    Yeah and what a moronic name.

  96. Gran Dma

    nothing like this song i too love to see conments on this olden but forever goodies songs, Glen passed to our brothers of the other side now he is truly a lineman lighting up the sky, another sun like my dearly beloved mom that passed away this year. love you all,

  97. lintym

    I love this man, beautiful whatever he sang.