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Billy Joel Prelude/Angry Young Man (Live 1977) Lyrics

Last updated: 07/17/2008 11:00:00 AM

There's a place in the world for the angry young man
With his working class ties and his radical plans
He refuses to bend, he refuses to crawl
He's always at home with his back to the wall.
He's proud of his scars and the battles he's lost,
He struggles and bleeds ‘til he hangs on the cross
And he likes to be knowns as the angry young man.
Oh oh oh oh whoa whoa oh oh oh

Give a moment or two to the angry young man,
With his foot in his mouth and his heart in his hand.
He's been stabbed in the back, he's been misunderstood,
It's a comfort to know his intentions are good.
He sits in a room with a lock on the door,
With his maps and his medals laid out on the floor
And he likes to be known as the angry young man.

I believe I have passed the age
Of consciousness and the righteous rage
I found that just surviving was a noble fight.
I once believed in causes too, I had my pointless point of view
And life went on no matter who was wrong or right, ooh

And there's always a place for the angry young man,
With his fist in the air and his head in the sand.
He's never been able to learn from mistakes,
So he can't understand why his heart always breaks.
His honor is pure and his courage as well,
He's fair and he's true and he's boring as hell
And he'll go to the grave as an angry old man.

If there's always a place for the angry young man,
With his working class ties and his radical plans
He refuses to bend, he refuses to crawl,
He's always at home with his back to the wall.
He's proud of his scars and the battles he's lost,
He struggles and bleeds as he hangs on the cross
And he likes to be known as the angry young man.
Whoa oh oh oh whoa whoa oh oh oh

(Thank you. Good evening, good evening, everybody! New York, how are you doing? I was just told that I have to make an announcement or else, they’re gonna turn the house lights on. Because y—I was supposed to make a no-smoking in the house, well I don’t know—really don’t know how it goes with a—cup it. Y’know, cup it. Y’know, the movie is on. Now we’ll play if they turn the house lights on anyway at holding. We’re, uh, yeah, Carnagie—we’re recording this tonight, so, uh…**chuckle**)

Thanks to Mike Hack michaelmoval@aol.com for submitting Prelude/Angry Young Man (Live 1977) Lyrics.



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