My Life Lyrics - Billy Joel

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Got a call from an old friend
We used to be real close
Said he couldn't go on the American way
Closed the shop, sold the house
Bought a ticket to the West Coast
Now he gives them a stand-up routine in L.A.

I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright
I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home
I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life
Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone

I never said you had to offer me a second chance
(I never said you had to)
I never said I was a victim of circumstance
(I never said)
I still belong, don't get me wrong
You can speak your mind
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But not on my time

They will tell you, you can't sleep alone in a strange place
Then they'll tell you, you can't sleep with somebody else
Ah, but sooner or later you sleep in your own space
Either way it's okay to wake up with yourself

I don't need you to worry for me cause I'm alright
I don't want you to tell me it's time to come home
I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life
Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone

I never said you had to offer me a second chance
(I never said you had to)
I never said I was a victim of circumstance
(Of cirumstance)
I still belong, don't get me wrong
You can speak your mind
But not on my time

I don't care what you say anymore, this is my life
Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone

(Keep it to yourself, it's my life.)
(Keep it to yourself, it's my life.)
(Keep it to yourself, it's my life.)
(Keep it to yourself, it's my life.)


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Great song | Reviewer: Rem Fleming | 6/6/13

One of the greatest songs of B.Joel, All genius is simple, that the point!!!!!!
BRAVO BILL YYYYYYYY
at first time i heard this song in 80th, it was just fun time's
good friends, funny tv show's almost no political-correct and more and more, and this song makes good refresh!

Surprised... | Reviewer: Jack | 5/25/13

I was surprised that this song is not still played on the radio, nor used as a cover tune more often, considering how popular it was for it's time. I think Al Yankovic's "He's Still Billy Joel to Me" parody of "It's still Rock and Roll to Me" had a lot to do with it. I think that the generation failed at raising their children, to an extent, in view of today's "music", the change in culture has a lot to do with it.

It really was the feeling of the time - wanting to be independent - and is still an outstanding song. It woke a lot of people up, got them to change paths in life. Only a few songs changed peoples' lives like that.

Daniel | Reviewer: Philip | 10/14/12

this song could be about Billy himself. He did go to the west coast for a few years. Daniel, whats your problem, if you don't like the song fine. Just how many songs have you written?

Awful | Reviewer: Daniel | 9/21/12

This is a terrible song and demonstrates what was the worst out of the 70s. Cheesy, cheesy garbage. Anyone could write this, anyone could play this, it is nothing special. Shut up Billy Joel, only "New Yorkers" can stand you. The sound of vomit at the end is actually when Billy first heard the track played back to him.

Who is this song directed at? | Reviewer: Pam | 2/5/11

This may be a 'composite' song; in other words the first part about the comic could be one person (or just made up) and the rest of the song directed at someone else. I know Billy Joel's sister and when she converted from Judaism to another religion and began to proselytize to Billy, he didn't like it and wrote this song as a rebuttal to her trying to get him to change. At least, that's what I was told by a family friend.

Steve Martin & the Sound of Vomit | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/8/10

Steve Martin would not be the comic since when he was a small boy his family moved to Anaheim, California (where he was subsequently employed at Disneyland) from Waco, Texas. If there is a basis for the comic to which Joel refers in the song's opening verse, I suggest we would be looking for someone from the New York City area who made it (or failed to) in Los Angeles.

As for the vomit sound right before the song's fadeout, in all these years I never noticed it. It is unmistakebly there in the mix amidst the backup singers.

? | Reviewer: Tori | 8/23/10

havent read the lyrics to this song yet but i know i love this song. my fav artists are murray head who sings my fav song and billy joel who sings my second fav songs and third fav songs and stuff. i love every billy joel song ive heard. my fav billy joel song is pressure its an awesome song.

Gr8 Made me think... | Reviewer: Johan von Wielligh | 7/23/10

After my longtime wife left me i felt very vulnabrile and this song spoke to me telling me to get on with my life. It gave me a wakeup call out the dulldrums. Gr8 song thouth my BJ favourite wil ALWAYS be Piano Man...WOW! U rock Billy!

Gr8 Made me think... | Reviewer: Johan von Wielligh | 7/23/10

When my longtime wife had left me this song lifted me out of the dulldrums and got me to go on with My Life. It helped me realize that i could have a new life as it was My Life after all. Gr8 song though my alltime BJ favourite will ALWAYS be Piano Man...Billy Joël ROCKS!

thought i read somewhere | Reviewer: Bruce | 12/8/07

I could be way off base, but I thought I read that this song was about Steve Martin. Maybe it was just some made up story. Not sure.

What is that sound at the end of this song? | Reviewer: Npture | 11/9/07

Has anyone noticed how Billy Joel throws-up at the end of the song? You can hear a BAAARRFF(puke sound) after all the singing and backup singers. Maybe someone knows the story behind this?

Great words. | Reviewer: Joel | 10/7/07

There's a philosophy of life in that song.. something one might call the theme of one's life according to the frame of mind one has.. in a world of stereotypes, it's a call to cut loose from the pack to do your own thing.. and not give a damn.. Wonder who wrote it.

What year for my life... | Reviewer: Tod Whitney | 7/10/07

I'm trying to find out exactly what year this song came out. I know it was in the late seventies 77-78?? Thanks, Tod Whitney

great | Reviewer: Jonathan | 6/29/07

A classic example of the perfect pop song. It couldn`t be made any better from the original 70`s recording

bussom buddies | Reviewer: rik green | 4/15/07

Yea, I remember this song on that show in '1980 starring Tommy Hanks. He was ah so young and still developing his acadamy award acting skull. But, let me tell you, the title song of a TV show is almost everything...this one never said the title and the song was already out for at least 2-3 years prior. So with out Ole 2 Billy Joel there would never ever be a green day, and 4 sure a buddy without breast(bussom)***if U know what i Mean****


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