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Sleeping With the Television On
by Billy Joel

I've been watching you waltz all night Diane
Nobody's found a way behind your defenses
They never notice the zap gun in your hand
Until you're pointing it and stunning their senses

All night long, all night long
You'll shoot 'em down because you're waiting for somebody good to come on
All night long, all night long
But you're sleeping with the television on

You say you're looking for someone solid here
You can't be bothered with those 'just for the night' boys
Tonight unless you take some kind of chances dear
Tomorrow morning you'll wake up with a white noise

All night long, all night long
You're only standing there 'cause somebody once did somebody wrong
All night long, all night long
But you'll be sleeping with the television on

You're eyes are saying talk to me, talk to me
But your attitude is "don't waste my time"
Your eyes are saying talk to me, talk to me
But you won't hear a word 'cause it just might be the same old line

This isn't really easy for me to say Diane
I know you don't need anybody's protection
I really wish I was less of a thinking man
And more a fool who's not afraid of rejection

All night long, all night long
I'll just be standing here 'cause I know I don't have the guts to come on
All night long, all night long
And I'll be sleeping with the television on

You're eyes are saying talk to me, talk to me
But my attitude is "boy, don't waste my time"
Your eyes are saying talk to me, talk to me
But I won't say a word 'cause it just might be somebody else's same old line

All night long, all night long
We're only standing here 'cause somebody might do somebody wrong
All night long, all night long
And we'll be sleeping with the television on
Sleeping with the television on
Sleeping with the television on

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BILLY JOEL

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blondman69xxx

I really wish I was less of a thinking man and more a fool who's not afraid of rejection is a lyric that's haunted me for the last 35 years.

Albert Dehaven

That line is my life plus Anthony's song because i all ways am moving out

Michael Cowles

SNAP OUT OF IT Man ----- SLAP!!!!!!

appletree

And women are frustrated because we get a lot of shallow guys flirting with us, while the classy guys are too shy and/or don't want to come across as just another shallow jerk. But we actually love you (shy, kind-hearted guys) so talk to us!!! ♡

Zachary Garside

blondman69xxx I understand how it’s like

ACAP8107

UNDERRATED Billy Joel song. So damn good.

Minnesota Merry

You know it!

Kyle

@Michael Cowles he's played it 34 or 36 times live I believe (from memory.) I didn't mean "never," I meant rarely - he last played it in September at Fenway and then last January at The Garden. In my book, that's never because it's just not enough so hah

Michael Cowles

@Kyle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLYZDRr40Do

Michael Cowles

@Kyle he did sing it for his live concert series in 81 that the songs in the attic album came from...

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