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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 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
Written by: Billy Joel

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Evhan Tang

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 someplace 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 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



Dongju Heo

A long time ago, I read a comment that said

"This song is the most beautiful way to say 'life sucks'."

Can't seem to find his comment anywhere so Ima just put it right here so I dont forget.

Edit) Happy to tell you that I found the comment you all were talking about, and I think I have to say that I had no intention to steal the comment, but to share the impression I had from this comment and how much I related to it. Love you all, and I hope you all a happy and fulfilling life that brings all the good thing this sucker of a life brings to you. Be happy, and may God bless you all!

Edit 2: So a lot of people have taught me that this comment can be found in the piano tutorial of this song by sheet music boss ! Thank you all for pointing that out! I would have never done it by myself! You all are amazing, and I am happy to be in such an amazing part of youtube! These are perilous times, but I wish that you never lose hope, and that may the best of health and safety be with you all! Love you!



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Wutaii1 Nostalgia

Sing me a song Piano Man. I need to feel normal again.

Grif Cheese

We meet again

glitersparkle pants

ok da la la la it the one and only D-O-double g (Snoop Dogg)
da la la la and he's mobbing with the D.R.E

Samantha Myers

This comment aged well

Sister Resister

@James Ryan Normal is setting on my dishwasher.
I am definitely a Pots and Pans cycle type of person. 💖🙏

Hadley Odenbach

That aged so well

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RageDasher

I like how the song is called "Piano Man" yet most people remember this because of the iconic Harmonica melody

Saxy_ Boy

The meme then its origin after 😅

Gabo 64

Yes

RageDasher

@Ankit Mavinkurve I mean, it could sound nice. Lol

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