Vienna Lyrics - Billy Joel

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Slow down you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart tell me why
Are you still so afraid?
Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and only
So many hours in a day

But you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through
When will you realize...Vienna waits for you

Slow down you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
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Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight (tonight)
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself
That you forgot what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong
You know you can't always see when you're right(you're right)

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
When will you realize
Vienna waits for you

Slow down you crazy child
Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while
It's alright you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize...
Vienna waits for you.

And you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want
Or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get halfway through

Why don't you realize...Vienna waits for you
When will you realize...Vienna waits for you






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Vienna Waits for You! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/8/14

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..."

How this makes me feel | Reviewer: Marrisa Withers | 1/30/14

Wow! This song to me really explains to you that you shouldn't just hang on to one thing in life, you should try other tasks and obsticals also because you never know what awaits for you!

From philippines | Reviewer: fjarnz | 12/23/12

the song reminds me of how we should take care of ourselves. that we should think before we do or commit actions that may become a big problem of the future. im an 18 year old fan of billy joel from the philippines. and this is one of my favorite :)
i wont give a damn about how crappy the song of today is. i am just recommending to other youngsters to listen to these guys. they made their bones. i recommend you to listen to billys other songs such us: until the night, an innocent man, stiletto, pressure, leave a tender moment alone, this night and others! to all those teens, those born from 1994-present dont give a damn about the old music and tell its crap, because i am not giving a damn about your modern music

This song slows me down | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/21/11

I'm 16 and I know what I want to be in the future ever since I was 10. By the time I entered high school I was so disgusted with all the works because I've always planted the idea in my mind that I am not going to use any of them in the future or in my college. I hang out not with people my age and at some point, I become anti-social. The people that I consider as "friends" are the ones who share the same passion as I am. I am always so busy chasing my dream and looking forward to the future that I forgot that I'm still 16 and I've still got time to do it all, that right now all I have to do is chill and party and fall in love and be stupid. Enjoy my teenage years.
This song reminds me to hold on to 16.

im from philippines! | Reviewer: amver | 9/7/11

im 15 yrs. old and ive been listening to billy joel for a year now i know him but i didnt know some of his songs and now im addicted to him. my 50 years old friend in facebook told me that her fave. artist is billy joel although im really a big fan of classic music i listen to beatles, bob marley , rolling stones , bob dylan so its really sucks that there is a name called justin bieber !!! by the way the music industry now is not that really sucks because there are some great artist like ingrid michaelson , jason mraz, jack johnson , john mayer , adele.

greatsong | Reviewer: Marissa | 6/19/11

One thing I've noticed with modern music is that there is no depth to the lyrics anymore...it's all about the same thing. It sometimes feels like it's impossible for someone to write a song that has some soul...but then I listen to a song like this and realize that it is possible. I love this song and I love Billy Joel <3

ArianaGrandeSoGood! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/13/11

At first i never even knew this song exist until Ariana Grande posted a video on youtube about her doing a cover of this song, it was so good! i can't stop listening to it Ariana's voice is just so calming and sweet! You must here ArianaGrande's cover of this song! Just type in the search box "Vienna Ariana" and im sure it will pop-out... im also happy that theres somebody here who is also an Ariana Fan. His title is "Simply Amazing" nice to meet you ^^

simply amazing | Reviewer: Me | 5/22/11

i heard this song a few weeks ago, although it was not the original (honestly i still havent heard the original.). i was on youtube listening to one of my favorite artists, Ariana Grande. i had never heard her cover of this song before so i clicked. i was reading the reviews and new before i ever heard it that this is an amazing song. if you have heard Ariana's cover, you need to. it has a very heartfelt video that fits the song perfectly.

this song, to me, is just about taking time to stop and enjoy what you have. if you spend all your time chasing your goals, whatever they may be, you're going to take what is happening right now for granted. because, chances are, that when you get to the point at which you acheive whatever goal you are working so hardly at, it will be hard if not impossible to get back to the way things are now.

your Vienna will wait for you but right now wont. take time out to enjoy what is happening in your life and dont take it for granted cause it only comes around once.

Touching | Reviewer: M'Kayla | 4/11/11

I love this song! I also heard it for the first time on 13 Going on 30, but it's now one of my favorites. I tend to take on any project or task offered to me in order to get ahead, but at the end of the day I'm tired and I realize I'm losing friends. I'm only 15, but when I listen to this song I remember that it's totally okay to stop and smell the roses every once in a while (:

Absolutely incredible | Reviewer: Sam | 3/16/11

I'm in my junior year of high school right now, and it's a very stressful time for me. This song is basically my life in three minutes and 34 seconds. I've always been on the fast track of life, and I listen to this song to remind myself that Vienna will wait for me, that I need to take time and appreciate my life as it is.

Love | Reviewer: Emily | 2/9/11

The lyrics of this song just reach out and grab me every time I hear it... I graduated from college last year at 18 and my whole life has been a whirlwind up to this point. I first heard this song at the time when I was deciding whether to apply to med school this year or wait until I'll be 20 -- I can't say that this is the only reason for the decision to wait, but it did make me think and I will now be spending a year volunteering at a free clinic in between trips around the world... Vienna is one of the first places I am going. :)

Breath-taking | Reviewer: Cinda | 1/10/11

I just heard the song when I was watching the movie 13 going on 30, and it really touched my heart. I was a girl who wanted her freedom at any cost, without thinking what or who I was going to leave behind. When I saw the scene + the song...whooaa...it was just too many emotions in me, and I started to remember all my family and friends and all the good moments I was having and, after all, I didn't want them to be out of my life just because I didn't decide to enjoy those little moments of happiness. Well...this song came in the right moment =)...

Gave me hope. | Reviewer: Kathryn | 6/30/10

I'm a military kid and over my 13 years and 7 moves Billy Joel has helped every place I've lived feel like home. He's made me feel wanted in all 10 schools I've been to. This song. Is my favorite song because it is a daily reminder of all that I have and all that I will have when I grow up. I guess fate has finally smiled upon me because I'm currently in transition from massachusetts to sunny hawaii. Thanks for listening!

Vienna | Reviewer: Mariana | 5/19/10

This son "saved my son's life" At 15 he wanted his freedom at any cost to himself and others. He had heard the first side of the tape and last night when he turned it over he heard Vienna and the transformation was a miracle. I have my little boy back. Thank you Mr. Joel

Inspired | Reviewer: Darla | 3/16/10

I was so happy to see all of you 'young people' enjoying one of my favorite songs and artists from when I was 16 years old! (and it/he still is...) Try and listen to all of his other songs as well. He's a great artist, enjoy!


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