Everybody Loves You Now | Reviewer: Aaron | 3/4/13
With Guido on this one. If you listen to all of the songs on Cold Spring Harbor, you realize the narrator is telling one story about a relationship that was not meant to be, and how he deals with the aftermath. The songs emulate the different stages of grief, with this one in the anger phase. This song really resonates for me because of my unrequitted love of a girl who had no interest in me during college in 1980.
Be careful what you wish for: | Reviewer: Cutting Room Floor | 9/13/12
Of the two reviews I've seen on this site, I'm more inclined to agree with Miranda. To an extent, it is an illustration how far a person can come in their struggle to be famous and I agree that Billy Joel was making reference to himself. I also think this song is a cautionary message. Fame has an odd way of being very isolating. "This is what you wanted, ain't you proud?" is thus intended to be ironic.
Everybody Loves You Now | Reviewer: guido | 10/3/10
I beg to differ with you Miranda. The singer in this song is flashing a big middle finger at a woman who dumped him. She is beautiful, popular and has no problem attracting men- but she is selfish and only out for herself. Despite the fact that she has become soured in his own mind, he grudgingly admits that he still is attracted to her. (Perhaps he is still attracted to an idealistic feeling of the kind of woman he thought she was.) At any rate, he knows that what goes around comes around and eventually she will cosmically be rewarded for the way she treated him.
Everbody love's u now | Reviewer: miranda
This song shows how a person has come a long way in their struggle to become famous. I would even go so far as to say that Billy Joel is talking about himself in this song; how hes a big shot now and everyone loves and respects him. Personaly i love this song; especially the beat and rithem at the start, something tells me that this would really be a crowd pleaser at a live concert and im sure it has been.