BILLY JOEL


Piano Man Lyrics

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
the regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting 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

[Chorus]
La la la de de da
la la de de 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

La la la de de da
la la de de da da dum
Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talking 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 drinking 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 coming to see
To forget about life for awhile.
And the piano 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?"

La la la de de da
la la de de 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.

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Meaning to "Piano Man" song text (6 meanings)
Observer 12/01/11,01:38
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This song among others shows Mr Joel to be a poet of great stature. His ability to articulate so much about human nature in such short phrases means he will be read for many years to come.
Too Pro 02/18/11,18:26
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I love this song, and thank god I have a voice like an angel. When I sing it, in the streets, shopping malls and cinemas of my city, people regularly put money in my underwear!
IBreatheMusic 02/11/11,13:21
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I love this song, so much, and have from the time I was 13 and discovered I have the perfect vocal range to sing it, which I do often. My mom loves it, as do the people in the streets of Perth, ON.
Jade 08/10/10,08:48
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Brilliant lyrics, too bad that someone had to go and mess them up the first time, but big thumbs up for the person who noticed it. All I need to say now is... BRAVA!! BRAVA!! BRAVA!! BRAVA!! BRAVA!!!!
lina 10/20/09,14:35
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me encanta esta cancion,me parece muy bonita y triste.soy mexicana,y me gusta la musica de billy joel
blackhawks92 09/25/09,19:02
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who's the goober who transcribed these lyrics? first off, the businessmen slowly get stoned, not old, and the microphone smells like a beer, not all year. Who transcribed these lyrics, Marlee Matlin?
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