James Lyrics - Billy Joel

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James
We were always friends from our childhood days.
And we made our plans,
And we had to go our sep'rate ways.
I went on the road,
You pursued an education.

James
Do you like your life?
Can you find release?
And will you ever change?
Will you ever write your masterpiece?

Are you still in school
Living up to expectations?
James
You were so relied upon,
Ev'rybody knows how hard you tried.

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Hey
Oh, look at what a job you've done,
Carrying the weight of fam'ly pride.

James
You've been well behaved, you've been working hard
But will you always stay
Someone else's dream of who you are?
Do what's good for you
Or you're not good for anybody.
James

I went on the road,
You pursued an education.
James
How you gonna know for sure?
Ev'rything was so well organized.

Hey
Oh, now ev'rything is so secure,
and ev'rybody else is satisfied.
James
Do you like your life?
Can you find release?
And will you ever change?
When will you write your masterpiece?
Do what's good for you
Or you're not good for anybody.
James



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James | Reviewer: liberame12@aim.com | 1/7/12

being a NY-er i know a couple of people who went to high school with billy joel, one of them is jimmy...who used to play with billy in high school, and instead of chasing the dream, he went on to finish school, college and have a family. when this album came out it told the story so precisely that i knew it was written about jimmy



Singing about me | Reviewer: Jim Hanold | 3/12/09

Since my legal first name is James, I have always felt that, in a way, Billy Joel has been singing to me! And, in recent years, as a community college student, I can relate even more, including lyrics like "I went on the road, you pursued an education," and "Are you still in school, living up to expectations?" I have been a fan of Billy Joel and his music for over 31 years. He beautifully sings about many aspects of the human experience!



This song changed my life | Reviewer: Shane | 9/19/07

I first heard this song when I was in my 5th year at uni and had yet to live. I was living at home, lonely and unfulfilled. I was however a high achiever - carrying the weight of family pride. This song made me realise that I had to change things and start living. It was hard but gradually I turned my life around





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