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Piano Man
Billy Joel Lyrics


It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sittin' next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
He says, "Son, can you play me a memory?
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes"

La, la-la, di-dee-da
La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
But there's some place that he'd rather be
He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me"
As the smile ran away from his face
"Well, I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place"

Oh, la, la-la, di-dee-da
La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum

Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the Navy
And probably will be for life
And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinkin' alone

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
To forget about life for a while
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?"

Oh, la, la-la, di-dee-da
La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Capitol CMG Publishing
Written by: Billy Joel

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Etehan

This song makes you feel like an old person, even if you're a kid, and ur just bombarded with a huge wave of nostalgia that you don't even know or have.

co0ki3M0NstAr

This is mad nostalgia, i was born early 90s and I feel like it was always on the radio when I was a kid. The other day I just had a hankering for it. So much better than I could grasp as a lil girl

The Guy

My dad took my brothers and sister and mother to a concert of his at the acc. It was looking back a f ing blast. I am 36 now but still remember. I was in grade school at the time.

Griffin Layhew

@Guido Coolen Cringe

Griffin Layhew

Cringe

Josip

@Greyngreyer You can't choose what happens to you, but you can choose how you play the cards dealt to you. Never give up, maybe one day you can help someone out of a shitty situation, 23 is not a very old age, and live will take many twists and turns if you do your best

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Scott Kellogg

I’ll still never understand how Billy Joel doesn’t know why this is such a big hit. It’s literally one of the greatest songs of all time. It tells a story, it’s bittersweet, it’s extremely catchy, it’s an easy sing-along, and everyone can relate to it. Deep down music is our escape from reality and it always will be…and that is exactly what the song is all about.

Isaac Mounce

It's probably not that he doesn't understand. I heard that he came to hate this because people demanding he play again and again until he finally refused to ever play it again.

flurkin

@Agnes Cleary yes i agree. This song is stellar...beautiful. But "scenes" is even better. Its my all time favorite Billt Joel song

David Tuer

@Edward Kibirige What a sad thought.

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