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4.19.2011

Piano man

Can you imagine a better way to practice a language you like? I'm very fortunate to have had the chance to learn English by listening to some wonderful singers like Billy Joel. Actually, more than a singer and musician, he is a wonderful poet.

I feel pitty for the younger generation who has so many shitty things to listen to. But still, they have the choice to search for the pearls like this one. Enjoy it!  




It's nine o'clock on a Saturday



The regular crowd shuffles in


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?


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.""






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 feeling alright






Now John at the bar is a friend of mine


he gets me my drinks for free


and he's a 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.""






Now Paul is a real estate novelist


Who never had time for a wife


And he's talking with Davey 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 lonelyness


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 feeling 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 a while






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 doing here?""






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 feeling alright

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