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BILLY JOEL may be the greatest solo act of the 20th century. His song stylings range from jazz to rock and roll with a 50's influence to blues to some of the greatest modern rock and roll of the 70's, 80's and 90's! He is one of the most succesful, prolific and creative songwriters of all time. His songs lyrics are passionate, tender, meaningful, poetic and incredibly descriptive. He is perhaps the greatest rock and roll pianist of all time and a dynamic performer who truly connects with his vast audience. Billy Joel has a strong, distinctive voice with a wide range.
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MIAMI 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) Descriptive lyrics:They held a concert out in Brooklyn, to watch the Island Bridges blow...They sent a carrier out from Norfolk and picked THE YANKEES up for free,,,They turned our power down and drove us underground but we went ...

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SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD Meaningful lyrics: They got him sitting with his back to the door now he won't be my fast gun any more...Movin' on is a chance you take any time you try to stay together. Say a word out of line and find the friends that you had ...

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I'VE LOVED THESE DAYS Meaningful, descriptive lyrics: Now we take out time so nonchalant and spend our nights so bon vivant. We dress our days in silken robes. The money comes, the money goes. We know it's all a passing phase...Hang our hopes on ...

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NEW YORK STATE OF MIND Meaningful ,descriptive lyrics: Some people like to get away. Take a holiday from the neighborhood. Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood. But I'm taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line. I'm in a New York state of ...

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YOU CAN MAKE ME FREE Tender, descriptive, romantic lyrics: You can make me free. You can make me smile. You can make me be like a little child. You can melt the ice that chills my body...You can make the lonely hours disappear...You can make me see, ...

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AN INNOCENT MAN Tender, passionate, meaningful lyrics: Some people stay far away from the door 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 ...

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UNTIL THE NIGHT Tender, meaningful, romantic lyrics: I never ask you where you go, after I leave you in the morning. We go our different ways to seperate situations. It's not that easy any more. Today I do what must be done. I give my time to ...

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SCENES FROM AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT Meaningful, descriptive lyrics: A bottle or red, a bottle of white, perhaps a bottle of rose instead. We'll get a table near the street in our old familiar place. You and I, face to face....Things are okay with me these days.

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EVERYBODY LOVES YOU NOW Meaningfull,descriptivelyrics :Baby,all the lights are turned on you. Now you are in the center of the stage. Everything revolves on what you do. You are in your prime you've come of age and you can always have your way somehow.

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CAPTAIN JACK Descriptive, meaningful lyrics: Saturday night and you're still hanging around. You're tired of living in your one horse town. You'd like to find a little hole in the ground for a while. So you go to the village in your tie-dyed ...

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JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Tender, romantic lyrics: Don't go changing to try and please me you never let me down before. Don't imagine you're too familiar and I don't see you anymore. I would not leave you in times of trouble, we never could have come ...

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PIANO MAN Descriptive lyrics: There's an old man sitting next to me making love to his tonic and gin, He says son can you play me a memory...And the waitress is practicing politics as the businessmen slowly get stoned, Yes, they're ...

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YOU LOOK SO GOOD TO ME Romantic lyrics: Ahh, you look so good to me. With my eyes open wide, I can see...Feeling the glory from that smile upon your face, it's liftin' me high above my ordinary place. And I am so happy when I'm in your warm ...

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A MATTER OF TRUST Meaningful ,descriptive lyrics: Some love is just a lie of the heart. The core remains of what began with a passionate start and they may not want it to end but it's really just a question of when. I've lived long enough to have ...

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GOT TO BEGIN AGAIN Tender, meaningful lyrics: Well, so here I am at the end of the road. Where do I go from here? I always figured it would be like this, still nothing seems to be quite clear. All the words have been spoken and the prophecy ...

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ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG Meaningful lyrics: You Catholic girls start much too late...but sooner or later it comes down to fate, I might as well be the one Well they showed you a statue, told you to pray, built you a temple and locked you away but they ...

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MODERN WOMAN Descriptive lyrics: with her high top sneakers of Italian desigh. 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 ...

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PRELUDE/ANGRY YOUNG MAN Meaningful lyrics: There's a place in the world for the angry young man. With his working class ties, and his radical plans. He refuses to bend, he refuses to crawl, and he's allways at home with his back to the wall. And he's ...

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CLOSER TO THE BORDERLINE Descriptive,meaningful,passionate lyrics: Blackout. Heat wave. .44 caliber homicide. The bums drop dead and the dogs go mad in packs on the west side. The young girl standing on a ledge looks like another suicide. She wants to ...

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THE ENTERTAINER Meaningful lyrics: I am the entertainer and I know just where I stand. Another serenader and another long-haired band. Today I am your champion. I may have won your hearts. But I know the game. You will forget my name and I ...

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TURN AROUND Tender, meaningful, romantic lyrics: Oh sweet lady, runnin' like a stream. You don't look back because you know you're hands are clean. You make believe the past was just a dream...Turn around...And I will sing for you a song. I ...

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ROSALINDA'S EYES Meaningful, descriptive, tender lyrics: I play nights in the spanish part of town. I've got music in my hands. Work is hard to find but that don't get me down. Rosalinda understands. Crazy latin dancing solo down in Herald ...

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HALF A MILE AWAY Descriptive, meaningful lyrics: Little Geo is a friend of mine. We get sdome money and we buy a cheap wine. Sit on the corner and have a holiday. Hide the bottle when the cop goes by. Talk about woman and lie, lie, lie. Oh, my ...

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SHE'S GOT A WAY Tender lyrics: but there doesn't have to be a reason anyway. She's oot a smile that heals me...I don't know why it is but it lifts me up when we are walking anywhere. She comes to me when I'm feeling down, inspires me...

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THE RIVER OF DREAMS Descriptive, meaningful lyrics: In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep. From the mountains of faith to the river so deep. I must be looking for something. something sacred I lost...I've been searching for something ...

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TOMORROW IS TODAY Tender, meaningful lyrics: I've been living for the moment but I just can't have my way. And I'm afraid to go to sleep 'cause tomorrow is today. People tell me life is sweeter but I don't hear what they say. Nothing comes to ...

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NO MAN'S LAND Meaningful lyrics: I've seen those big machines come rolling through the quiet pines. Blue suits and bankers with their Volvos and their valentines. Give us this day our daily discount outlet merchandise. Raise up a multiplex ...

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EVERYBODY HAS A DREAM Meaningful, romantic lyrics: While in these days of quiet desperation as I wander through the world in which I live I search everywhere for some new inspiration but it's more than cold reality can give. If I need a cause for ...

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LEAVE A TENDER MOMENT ALONE Tendar lyrics: Even though I'm in love, sometimes I get so afraid, I'll say something so wrong...I know the moment isn't right to tell the girl a comical line, to keep the conversation light, I guess I'm just frightened out of ...

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SHE'S ALWAYS A WOMAN Passionate, descriptive lyrics: She can kill with a smile she can wound with her eyes, She can ruin your faith with her casual lies and she only reveals what she wants you to see...And she takes what you give her as long as it's ...

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ALL ABOUT SOUL Tender, meaningful lyrics: And so far she hasn't run though I swear she's had her moments. She still believes in miracles while others cry in vain. It's all about soul. It's all about faith and a deeper devotion...cause so many ...

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BABY GRAND with RAY CHARLES! Tender, meaningful lyrics: Late at night when it's dark and cold, I reach out for someone to hold. When I'm blue. When I'm lonely. She somes through,she's the only one who can. My baby grand is all I need. in ...

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I DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE Descriptive lyrics: She said she'd meet me in the bar at the Plaza Hotel. "wear a jacket and tie." "What's the occasion?" She just smiled and she wouldn't say why. So here I am standing, waiting in the lobby, ...

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THE BALLAD OF BILLY THE KID Meaningful lyrics: From a town known as Wheeling, West Virginia 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 ...

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THIS IS THE TIME Tender, romantic lyrics: I haven't shown you everting a man can do...This is the time to remeber cause it will not last forever. These are the days to hold into cause we won't although we'll want to. This is the time, but time ...

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GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME Meaningful lyrics: i don't believe in first impressions. For just this once I hope that looks don't deceive. I aint got time for true confessions. I've got to make the move right now, got to meet that girl somehow. I've gotta ...

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VIENNA Meaningful, descriptive lyrics: Slow down you crazy child. You're so ambitious for a juvenile. But then if you're so smart tell me why are you still so afraid? Where's the fire? What's the hurry about? You better cool it off ...

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SLEEPING WITH THE TELEVISION ON Meaningful, descriptive lyrics: 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 ...

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MOVING OUT (ANTHONY'S SONG) Descriptive lyrics: And if he can't drive with a broken back,at least he can polish the fenders. And it seems such a waste of time, if that's what it's all about good luck movin' up cause i'm movin' out...You can pay Uncle Sam ...

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THE STRANGER Descriptive, meaningful lyrics: Well we all have a face that we hide away forever and we take them out and show ourselves when everyone has gone. Some are satin, some are steel. Some are silk and some our leather. Tehy're the ...

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SUMMER HIGHLAND FALLS Descriptive, meaningful lyrics: They say that these are not the best of times but they're the only times I've ever known. And I believe there is a time for meditation in cathedrals of our own. Now I have seen that sad surrender ...

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AND SO IT GOES Tenderr, descriptive, meaningful romantic lyrics: In every heart there is a room. A sanctuary safe and strong to hide all the wounds from lovers past until a new one comes along. I spoke to you in cautious tones. You answered me ...

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SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE Descriptive, meaningful lyrics: Well it's a rainy night in Paris and I'm sitting by the Seine. It's a pleasure to be soaking in the European rain. Now my belly's full of fancy food and wine. But in the morning there'll be hell ...

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STILETTO Descriptive, meaningful lyrics: She cuts you once. She suts you twice, 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 ...

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YOU MAY BE RIGHT Descriptive lyrics: Friday night I crashed you party...I was only having fun, wasn't hurting anyone. and we all enjoyed the weekend for a.change...but it just may be a lunatic you're looking for...Remember how I found you there, ...

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FAMOUS LAST WORDS Tender, descriptive lyrics: Sitting here in Avalon looking at the pouring rain. Summertime has come and gone and everybody's home again. Closing down for the season, I found the last of the souvenirs. I can still taste the ...

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WHY JUDY WHY Tender, meaningful lyrics: Of all the people in the world that I know, you're the best place to go...I never asked for much before, not before. Things are changed. I need more. Tell my why, Judy, why? I never thaught that she ...

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STOP IN NEVADA Meaningful lyrics: He always found it hard to take her. She wouldn't listen to advice: And though he never tried to make her, she often thaught it woiuld be nice. And now she's headin' out to California. It's been a long time ...

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PRESSURE Meaningful, descriptive lyrics: But you will come to a place where the only thing you feel are loaded guns in your face and you'll have to deal with pressure! You used to call me paranoid but even you cannot avoid...you turned ...

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KEEPING THE FAITH Descriptive, meaninfgul lyrics: If it seems like I've been lost in let's remember. If you think I'm feeling older and missing my younger days...Then you should have known me much better, 'cause my past is something that never ...