Billy Joel Lyrics

BORN: May 9, 1949, Hicksville, Long Island, NY

Billy Joel was born William Martin Joel on May 9, 1949 in
Bronx, New York. As a young child, his family moved to
Levittown, a suburban housing development on Long Island in
New York State. Billy discovered classical music at the age
of four, a love that has stayed with him to the present
day. Billy's early classical piano training provided him
with a strong foundation for his future career.

Among his early influences, Billy lists Ray Charles, The
Beatles, Dave Brubeck, Sam Cooke, the More...

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2nd British Rock festival 1972 | Reviewer: Geoffrey Stetson
    ------ About the song Allentown performed by Billy Joel

Germersheim Germany 1972, Billy gets a review from Kurt Loder of the Overseas Weekly ahead of a concert featuring The Faces, Humble Pie, Pink Floyd, The Kinks,Buddy Miles, Country Joe McDonald, Uriah Heep,The Doors, Rory Gallagher,Spencer Davis, the New Riders of the Purple Sage and Savoy Brown among others: The review; Billy Joel is a really talented young American songwriter who also plays piano, organ, harpsichord and harmonica, and whose voice- especially on songs like "You can make me free"- may put you in mind of Paul McCartney. He's just released his first album "Cold Spring Harbor". It is one of the better debut albums this year, and gives promise of many nice things to come.
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Freaky, I was there

A universal song of class and betrayal | Reviewer: Robert Howard
    ------ About the song Allentown performed by Billy Joel

Allentown is about hundreds of communities across the globe and tells those who listen carefully that the ruling class exploits ordinary working people everywhere. It should unite workers wherever they live. Billy Joel understood this when he sang Allentown in Russia all those years ago. And you know what? It is still as topical the day it was written, and as true.

a love song from Billy | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Temptation performed by Billy Joel

WOW - just discovered this from the XM Satellite limited time Billy Joel station - they are playing the "album cuts", not as frequently played gems! I fell in love with this song from the first chords and the sax ! Billy pounding those keys with those chords and soulfully singing "you're such a temptation". OMG

Thanks, Dad | Reviewer: Elizabeth
    ------ About the song The Downeaster "Alexa" performed by Billy Joel

Unlike some of the other people, I came across this song through my father, and not The Hangover 2. I've listened to it countless times, even now as I write this. What I love about my iPod, though, is that it's sorted by name, so right after this song is The Dragon's Breath, which is purely instrumental and very Celtic sounding.

On the border... | Reviewer: Joe Ghab
    ------ About the song She's Always A Woman performed by Billy Joel


I will publicly eat my hat (please procide one) if this song is not about a borderline woman.
What ot feels like to be in a relationship with one.
If you have not been yourself in such a relationship, while like the lyrics and the emotion this song conveys of actually craving for the humiliation of the one you love, and yet defend through thick and thin this cruel behavior as an acceptable part of the persona of your lover, please look it up on the internet a.s.a.p.!
Because you will be vulnerable as a target, and don't forget the 'always' also refers to this vulnerability you might have to idealize the borderline character simply for its unwavering and overwhelming intensity and sometimes elegance, that may feel like love.

Best to you all!

relateable | Reviewer: maya
    ------ About the song Allentown performed by Billy Joel

I'm only a teen who (I'll admit it) is a spoiled only child who never does any work and only knows about the 80s they had hair like mine. That said, something about this song appeals to me. Whether its the fact that musically speaking, Billy is absolutely gifted or that I am reversing any brain damage done by Nicki Minaj, I absolutely love this song.

Vienna Waits for You! | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Vienna performed by Billy Joel

My God, this song literally describes me perfectly. Man is Billy Joel ever awesome. I saw him play this in Toronto not too long ago, and it was simply amazing. He's a funny guy and puts on a great show. You just can't find quality songs like this in modern music anymore. Shame.

"You got your passion, you got your pride, but don't you know that only fools are satisfied? Dream on but don't imagine they'll all come true..."

One of my favorites. | Reviewer: Frankie
    ------ About the song Night After Day (The Hassles) performed by Billy Joel

Next time I feel like hiding in a dark closet and crying my eyes out I'll be sure to listen to this. This song is a close second to Tomorrow Is Today, the saddest song I've heard yet by any artist.
I've been watching Billy Joel videos on YouTube all day and I happened to come across this song. A lot of the early work, like the Cold Spring Harbor songs, are darkly enchanting to me, and it seems the farther back I go, the more utterly depressing and heartfelt things become. I'll be continuing my search for my songs like this throughout Billy's history of works.

New York always be my state of mind | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song New York State Of Mind performed by Billy Joel

Billy Joel wrote this song before I was born, but I can smell the Riverside or Chinatown whenever I hear the song. It may not be a hit of XXI century but is really an excellent definition of the New Yorker soul.

Never been to New York | Reviewer: Jerry Cornelius
    ------ About the song New York State Of Mind performed by Billy Joel

I'm not sure why people twang so hard on Billy Joel for this song.It's actually pretty good. I'm from Canada so really don't care much about New York but this song sort of makes me want to experience it.

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