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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A reality to me | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song She's Always A Woman performed by Billy Joel

I knew a woman back in my mid twenties that hook me like the lyrics say. I never stopped loving her. We have reunited and hope to spend the rest of our lives together. That was 36 years ago. She will always be a woman to me.

Not about heroes and thanking for service but about an apology | Reviewer: Swatter
    ------ About the song Goodnight Saigon performed by Billy Joel

I went to a Billy Joel concert tonight and was dismayed at the crowd reaction to this song, a reaction of nationalism culminating in cries of "USA USA" - the song is NOT about thanking the Viet Nam vets for their service, calling them heroes, or shouting "USA USA" (the last is for the olympics but not war) but about thrusting them into a war whose purpose was not clear to our leaders or from them, and then treating the Vietnam vets like garbage when they came back including not providing the same type of GI benefits as my dad had from WWII (not a war, just a conflict). For that, we don't owe them thanks as much as an apology and asking if we can help them in any way.

Billy Joel Defines my generation | Reviewer: Jeltez42
    ------ About the song Allentown performed by Billy Joel

I have resisted being defined by pop music but so many of Billy Joel's songs speak the truth about what the people in my generation experienced. We knew the shutdown of the steel mills would be putting iron miners out of work and eventually auto workers. We didn't want to believe it would happen but we knew it would. Another song that clearly defines my life is Dire Straits 'Telegraph Road'. It tells about the rise and fall of Detroit. Still brings tears to my eyes 30 years later.

Many in my generation never made it to what our old man had. Our kids will not reach what we were able to eak out. Greed is one of the main roots of evil.

what brings us together | Reviewer: M.S. Woodley
    ------ About the song Just The Way You Are performed by Billy Joel

this song demonstrates the tell tale signs of having more incommon with your fellow man. sexism,classism,racism- at the end or the day WE have more incommon; human emotion and vibing off of Billy's song is where its at. hands down one of the greatest songs written simply do to our common human emotion. Thanks Billy!

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.
Remember the name: Billy Joel.

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.

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