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Billy Joel Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (12 Gardens Live) Lyrics

Last updated: 10/08/2009 11:00:00 AM

A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rosé instead.
We'll get a table near the street in our old familiar place
You and I, face to face hm, hm
A bottle of red, a bottle of white, it all depends upon your appetite
I'll meet you anytime you want in our Italian Restaurant.

Things are okay with me these days, I got a good job, I got a good office
I got a new life, got a new wife, and the family is fine
We lost touch long ago, you lost weight - I did not know
You could ever look so nice after so much time.

Do you remember those days hanging out at the village green?
Engineer boots, leather jackets and tight blue jeans
Oh you drop a dime in the box play a song about New Orleans
Cold beer, hot lights, my sweet romantic teenage nights ooh, ooh

Whoa oh, whoa oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh, whoa oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh

Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies
And the king and the queen of the prom
Riding around with the car top down and the radio on
Nobody looked any finer or was more of a hit at the Parkway Diner
We never knew we could want more than that out of life
Surely Brenda and Eddie would always know how to survive.

Whoa oh, whoa oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh, whoa oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
.
Brenda and Eddie were still going steady in the summer of '75
When they decided the marriage would be at the end of July
Everyone said they were crazy "Brenda you know you're much too lazy
and Eddie could never afford to live that kind of life."
Oh, but there we were wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye.

Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh

Well they got an apartment with deep pile carpets
And a couple of paintings from Sears
A big waterbed that they bought with the bread
They had saved for a couple of years
They started to fight when the money got tight
And they just didn't count on the tears, whoa oh, whoa oh

Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh

Well, they lived for a while in a very nice style
But it's always the same in the end
They got a divorce as a matter of course
And they parted the closest of friends
Then the king and the queen went back to the green
But you could never go back there again, whoa oh, whoa oh

Brenda and Eddie had had it already by the summer of '75
From the high to the low to the end of the show for the rest of their lives
They couldn't go back to the greasers
The best they could do was pick up their pieces
We always knew they would both find a way to get by
Oh and that's all I heard about Brenda and Eddie
Can't tell you more than I told you already
And here we are wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye

Whoa oh, whoa oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh, whoa oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh, whoa oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh

A bottle of red, ooh, a bottle of white
Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight
I'll meet you anytime you want in our Italian Restaurant.

Thanks to Mike Hack michaelmoval@aol.com for submitting Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (12 Gardens Live) Lyrics.



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