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Piano Man

In the style of

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 said
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 dee dee dah
la la dee dee dah
dah 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
and 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 a 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 dee dee dah
la la dee dee dah
dah 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 awhile

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 dee dee dah
la la dee dee dah
dah 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

Details

  • Duration : 5:45
  • Key : C
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1974
  • Language : English

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