Category: BILLY JOEL

The Ballad Of Billy The Kid – Billy Joel

Rode a boy with a six-gun in his hand And his daring life of crime Made him a legend in his time East and west of the Rio Grande Well, he started with a bank in Colorado In the pocket of his vest, a Colt he hid And his age and his size Took the […]

Modern Woman – Billy Joel

With her high top sneakers of italian design With a long cool stare she aggravates the tension Makes up her face while she makes up her mind Now you’re in trouble, maybe she’s an intellectual What if she figures out you’re not very smart Or maybe she’s the quiet type who’s into heavy metal Boy, […]

Stiletto – Billy Joel

But still you believe The wound is so fresh you can taste the blood BUt you don’t have strength to leave You’ve been bought, you’ve been sold You’ve been locked outside the door But you stand there pleadin’, With your insides bleedin’, ‘Cause you deep down want some more Then she says she wants forgiveness […]

The Great Suburban Showdown – Billy Joel

Drinkin’ all that free champagne I guess I saw this comin’ down the line And I know it should be fun But I think I should’ve packed my gun Got that old suburban showdown in my mind Sit around with the folks Tell the same old tired jokes Bored to death on Sunday afternoon Mom […]

Say Goodbye To Hollywood – Billy Joel

Through the lights- In a hot new rent-a-car. He joins the lover in his heavy machine- It’s a scene down on Sunset Boulevard. CHORUS Say goodbye to Hollywood Say goodbye my baby. Say goodbye to Hollywood, Say goodbye my baby. Johnny’s taking care of things for awhile- And his style is so right for troubadors. […]

All For Leyna – Billy Joel

She stood on the tracks Waving her arms Leading me to that third rail shock Quick as a wink She changed her mind She gave me a night That’s all it was What will it take until I stop Kidding myself Wasting my time There’s nothing else I can do ‘Cause I’m doing it all […]

Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) – Billy Joel

I saw the Empire State laid low And life went on beyond the Palisades They all bought Cadillacs And left there long ago They held a concert out in Brooklyn To watch the island bridges blow They turned our power down And drove us underground But we went right on with the show I’ve seen […]

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel

Time to close your eyes And save these questions for another day I think I know what you’ve been asking me I think you know what I’ve been trying to say I promised I would never leave you And you should always know Wherever you may go No matter where you are I never will […]

Honesty – Billy Joel

It isn’t hard to find You can have the love you need to live But if you look for truthfulness You might just as well be blind It always seems to be so hard to give CHORUS Honesty is such a lonely word Everyone is so untrue Honest is hardly ever heard And mostly what […]

New York State Of Mind – Billy Joel

Hop a flight to Miami Beach or Hollywood. I’m taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line- I’m in a New York state of mind. I seen all the movie stars in their fancy cars and their limousines, Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens, But I know what I’M needing and I don’t […]

No Man’s Land – Billy Joel

Blue suits and bankers with their Volvos and their valentines Give us this day our daily discount outlet merchandise Raise up a multiplex and we will make a sacrifice Now we’re gonna get the big business Now we’re gonna get the real thing Everybody’s all excited about it Who remembers when it all began Out […]

I Don’t Want To Be Alone – Billy Joel

She said she’d meet me in the bar At the Plaza Hotel “Wear a jacket and a tie” “What’s the occasion?” She just smiled and she wouldn’t say why So here I am standing, waiting in the lobby Sweating bullets in this stupid old suit And when she sees me she busts out laughing “You’re […]

Christie Lee – Billy Joel

About a woman and a man Maybe you will find familiar Maybe you won’t understand The man’s name I don’t remember He was always Joe to me But I can’t forget the woman She was always Christie Lee He was working in a night club That’s where he played the saxophone He used to fake […]

Turn Around – Billy Joel

You don’t look back because you know your hands are clean You make believe the past was just a dream You make believe the past was just a dream Turn around, turn around And I will sing for you a song I don’t know where you been But you’ve been gone too long Oh, Elisa, […]

The River Of Dreams – Billy Joel

I go walking in my sleep >From the mountains of faith To a river so deep I must be looking for something Something sacred I lost But the river is wide And it’s too hard to cross And even though I know the river is wide I walk down every evening and I stand on […]

We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel

South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, “The King and I” and “The Catcher in the Rye” Eisenhower, vaccine, England’s got a new queen Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye CHORUS We didn’t start the fire It was always burning […]

A Room Of Our Own – Billy Joel

You’ve got pills And I’ve got razor blades You’ve got yoga honey I’ve got beer You got overpriced And I got weird But it’s alright We’re the same even though we’re alone It’s alright Yes we all need a room of our own You’ve got love darlin’ I’ve got sex You’ve got cash, mama And […]

You’re My Home – Billy Joel

And you see the crazy gypsy in my soul It always comes as a surprise When I feel my withered roots begin to grow Well I never had a place that I could call my very own That’s all right, my love, ’cause you’re my home When you touch my weary head And you tell […]

Temptation – Billy Joel

I’ve got business to conduct And I’ve got places to go But I can’t help looking at her sleeping instead Another morning I’ll have trouble climbing out of this bed Because – she’s such a temptation It’s driving me crazy And it’s my fascination That’s making me act this way And I know what all […]

Shades Of Grey – Billy Joel

No doubts and nothing to fear, I claimed the corner on truth These days it’s harder to say I know what I’m fighting for My faith is falling away I’m not that sure anymore Shades of grey wherever I go The more I find out the less that I know Black and white is how […]

An Innocent Man – Billy Joel

If there’s a chance of it opening up They hear a voice in the hall outside And hope that it just passes by Some people live with the fear of a touch And the anger of having been a fool They will not listen to anyone So nobody tells them a lie I know you’re […]

Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel

You never let me down before Don’t imagine you’re too familiar And I don’t see you anymore I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble We never could have come this far I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times I’ll take you just the way you are Don’t go trying some new […]

She’s Right On Time – Billy Joel

Cause baby’s coming home tonight I can hear her footsteps in the street Turn the choral music higher Pile more wood upon the fire That should make the atmosphere complete I’ve had to wait forever But better late than never She’s just in time for me She’s right on time She’s right where she should […]

Uptown Girl – Billy Joel

She’s been living in her uptown world I bet she never had a back street guy I bet her mama never told her why I’m gonna try for an uptown girl She’s been living in her white bread world As long as anyone with hot blood can And now she’s looking for a downtown man […]

Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) – Billy Joel

Savin’ his pennies for someday Mama Leone left a note on the door, She said, “Sonny, move out to the country.” Workin’ too hard can give me A heart attack You oughta know by now Who needs a house out in Hackensack? Is that what you get with your money? CHORUS It seems such a […]

The Downeaster “Alexa” – Billy Joel

And I’m cruising through Rock Island Sound I have chaartered a course to the Vineyard But tonight I am Nantucket bound We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday And left this morning fromhe bell in Gardner’s Bay Like all the locals here I’ve had to sell my home Too proud to leave I worked […]

This Night – Billy Joel

I wasn’t ready for a romance Didn’t we promise We would only be friends And so we danced Though it was only a slow dance I started breaking my promises Right there and then Didn’t I swear There would be no complications Didn’t you want Someone who’s seen it all before Now that you’re here […]

Storm Front – Billy Joel

Off to starboard, daylight comes up fast Now I’m restless for the open water Red flags are flying fromhe Coast Guard mast They told me to stay, I heard all the information I motored away and steered straight ahead Though the weatherman said CHORUS There’s a storm front coming (mood indigo) White water running and […]

Sometimes A Fantasy – Billy Joel

I didn’t want to do it but I got too lonely I had to call you up in the middle of the night I know it’s awful hard to try to make love long distance But I really needed stimulation Though it was only my imagination It’s just a fantasy It’s not the real thing […]

Summer, Highland Falls – Billy Joel

But they’re the only time I’ve ever known And I believe there is a time for meditation In cathedrals of your own Now I’ve seen that sad surrender in my lover’s eyes And I can only stand apart and sympathize For we are always what our situations hand us It’s either sadness or euphoria So […]