She’s Always a Woman to Me

[Verse 1]

She can kill with a smile

She can wound with her eyes

And she can ruin your faith with her casual lies

And she only reveals

What she wants you to see

She hides like a child

But she’s always a woman to me

 

[Verse 2]

She can lead you to love

She can take you or leave you

She can ask for the truth

But she’ll never believe you

And she’ll take what you give her

As long as it’s free

Yeah, she steals like a thief

But she’s always a woman to me

 

[Chorus]

Oh, she takes care of herself

She can wait if she wants

She’s ahead of her time

Oh, and she never gives out

And she never gives in

She just changes her mind

 

[Verse 3]

And she’ll promise you more

Than the Garden of Eden

Then she’ll carelessly cut you

And laugh while you’re bleedin’

But she’ll bring out the best

And the worst you can be

Blame it all on yourself

Cause she’s always a woman to me

 

[Interlude]

Mmm mmm

Mmm mmm mmm mmm mm

 

[Chorus]

Oh, she takes care of herself

She can wait if she wants

She’s ahead of her time

Oh, and she never gives out

And she never gives in

She just changes her mind

 

[Verse 4]

She is frequently kind

And she’s suddenly cruel

She can do as she pleases

She’s nobody’s fool

But she can’t be convicted

She’s earned her degree

And the most she will do

Is throw shadows at you

But she’s always a woman to me

 

[Outro]

Mmm mm, mmm mm

Mmm mmm mmm mmm mmm

Just the Way You Are

[Verse 1]

Don’t go changin’ to try and please me

You never let me down before, mmm

And don’t imagine you’re too familiar

And I don’t see you anymore

[Chorus 1]

I would not leave you in times of trouble

We never could have come this far, mmm

I took the good times, I’ll take the bad times

I’ll take you just the way you are

[Verse 2]

Don’t go tryin’ some new fashion

Don’t change the color of your hair, mmm

You always have my unspoken passion

Although I might not seem to care

[Chorus 2]

I don’t want clever conversation

I never want to work that hard, mmm

I just want someone that I can talk to

I want you just the way you are

[Bridge]

I need to know that you will always be

The same old someone that I knew

Oh, what will it take ‘til you believe in me

The way that I believe in you?

[Chorus 3]

I said I love you, and that’s forever

And this I promise from the heart, mmm

I couldn’t love you any better

I love you just the way you are

Alright!

[Saxophone Solo]

[Chorus 2]

I don’t want clever conversation

I never want to work that hard, mmm

I just want someone that I can talk to

I want you just the way you are, ohh

Say Goodbye to Hollywood 

[Verse 1]

Bobby’s driving through the city tonight

Through the lights in a hot new rent-a-car

He joins the lovers in his heavy machine

It’s a scene down on Sunset Boulevard

[Chorus]

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Say goodbye, my baby

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Say goodbye, my baby

[Verse 2]

Johnny’s taking care of things for awhile

And his style is so right for troubadours

They got him sitting with his back to the door

Now he won’t be my fast gun anymore

[Chorus]

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Say goodbye, my baby

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Say goodbye, my baby

[Bridge]

Moving on is a chance that you take

Every time you try to stay together

Say a word out of line and you find

That the friends you had are gone forever

Forever

[Verse 3]

So many faces in and out of my life

Some will last, some will just be now and then

Life is a series of hello’s and goodbye’s

I’m afraid it’s time for goodbye again

[Chorus]

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Say goodbye, my baby

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Say goodbye, my baby

[Instrumental Interlude]

[Bridge]

Moving on is a chance that you take

Every time you try to stay together

Say a word out of line and you find

That the friends you had are gone forever

Forever

[Verse 4]

So many faces in and out of my life

Some will last, some will just be now and then

Life is a series of hello’s and goodbyes

I’m afraid it’s time for goodbye again

[Outro]

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Say goodbye, my baby

Say goodbye to Hollywood

Say goodbye, my baby

She’s Got a Way 

[Verse 1]

She’s got a way about her

I don’t know what it is

But I know that I can’t live without her

She’s got a way of pleasing

I don’t know what it is

But there doesn’t have to be a reason anyway

[Verse 2]

She’s got a smile that heals me

I don’t know why it is

But I have to laugh when she reveals me

And she’s got a way of talking

I don’t know what it is

But it lifts me up

When we are walking anywhere

[Bridge]

She comes to me when I’m feelin’ down

Inspires me without a sound

She touches me and I get turned around

[Verse 3]

She’s got a way of showing

How I make her feel

And I find the strength to keep on going

And she’s got a light around her

And everywhere she goes

A million dreams of love

Surround her everywhere

[Bridge]

She comes to me when I’m feelin’ down

Inspires me without a sound

She touches me and I get turned around

Oh woo oh oh

[Outro]

She’s got a smile that heals me

I don’t know why it is

But I have to laugh when she reveals me

She’s got a way about her

I don’t know what it is

But I know that I can’t live without her anyway

Don’t Ask Me Why

[Verse 1]

All the waiters in your grand café

Leave their tables when you blink

Ohh, every dog must have his every day

Every drunk must have his drink

[Chorus]

Don’t wait for answers

Just take your chances

Don’t ask me why

[Verse 2]

All your life you had to stand in line

Still you’re standing on your feet

Ohh, all your choices made you change your mind

Now your calendar’s complete

[Chorus]

Don’t wait for answers

Just take your chances

Don’t ask me why

[Bridge]

Mmm, you can say the human heart

Is only make-believe

And I am only fighting fire with fire

But you are still a victim

Of the accidents you leave

As sure as I’m a victim of desire

[Verse 3]

All the servants in your new hotel

Throw their roses at your feet

Fool them all but baby I can tell

You’re no stranger to the street

[Chorus]

Don’t ask for favors

Don’t talk to strangers

Don’t ask me why

[Piano Solo]

[Verse 4]

Yesterday you were an only child

Now your ghosts have gone away

You can kill them in the classic style

Now you, “Parlez-vous français ?”

[Chorus]

Don’t look for answers

You took your chances

Don’t ask me why

[Outro]

Don’t ask me why

Only the Good Die Young

[Verse 1]

Come out Virginia, don’t let me wait

You Catholic girls start much too late

Aw, but sooner or later

It comes down to fate

I might as well be the one

[Pre-Chorus]

Well, they showed you a statue

Told you to pray

They built you a temple

And locked you away

Aw, but they never told you

The price that you pay

For things that you might have done

[Chorus]

Well, only the good die young

That’s what I said

Only the good die young

Only the good die young

[Verse 2]

You might-a heard

I run with a dangerous crowd

We ain’t too pretty, we ain’t too proud

We might be laughing a bit too loud

Aw, but that never hurt no one

[Pre-Chorus]

So come on Virginia, show me a sign

Send up a signal, I’ll throw you the line

The stained-glass curtain

You’re hiding behind

Never lets in the sun

[Chorus]

Darling only the good die young

Oh oh oh oh ohh

I tell ya only the good die young

Only the good die young

[Verse 3]

You got a nice white dress

And a party on your confirmation

You got a brand new soul

Mmm, and a cross of gold

[Verse 4]

But Virginia

They didn’t give you quite enough information

You didn’t count on me

When you were counting on your rosary

[Pre-Chorus]

They say there’s a heaven

For those who will wait

Some say it’s better, but I say it ain’t

I’d rather laugh with the sinners

Than cry with the saints

The sinners are much more fun

[Chorus]

You know that only the good die young

Oh oh ohh baby

I tell ya only the good die young

Only the good die young

[Instrumental Break]

2:26 – 2:39

[Bridge]

You said your mother told you

“All that I could give you was a reputation”

Aw, she never cared for me

But did she ever say a prayer for me?

Oh oh oh

[Pre-Chorus]

Come out, come out, come out

Virginia, don’t let me wait

You Catholic girls start much too late

But sooner or later

It comes down to fate

I might as well be the one

[Chorus]

You know that only the good die young

Tell you baby

You know that only the good die young

Only the good die young

[Outro]

Only the good

Only the good die young

Ooh ooh oooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh oooh ooh

Ooh ooh oooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh oooh ooh

Ooh ooh oooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh oooh ooh

Only the good die young

Only the good die young

Ooh ooh oooh ooh

Ooh ooh ooh oooh ooh

Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)

[Intro]

Hoo ooh

Ohh ohh

Mmm mmm

[Verse 1]

Anthony works in the grocery store

Savin’ his pennies for someday

Mama Leone left a note on the door

She said, “Sonny, move out to the country”

Ah but workin’ too hard can give you a heart attack

Ack-ack-ack-ack-ack

[Bridge]

You oughta know by now

(You oughta know by now)

Who needs a house out in Hackensack

Is that all you get for your money?

[Chorus]

And it seems such a waste of time

If that’s what it’s all about

Mama, if that’s movin’ up then I’m

Movin’ out

I’m movin’ out, mmm mm

Ooh-ooh, uh-huh, mmm

[Verse 2]

Sergeant O’Leary is walkin’ the beat

At night he becomes a bartender

He works at Mr. Cacciatore’s

Down on Sullivan Street

Across from the medical center

Yeah, and he’s tradin’ in his Chevy

For a Cadillac-ac-ac-ac-ac-ac

[Bridge]

You oughta know by now

(You oughta know by now)

And if he can’t drive with a broken back

At least he can polish the fenders

[Chorus]

And it seems such a waste of time

If that’s what it’s all about

Mama, if that’s movin’ up then I’m movin’ out

Mmm, I’m movin’ out

Oh-ohh, ooh ooh, uh-huh, mmm

[Break]

You should never argue

With a crazy mind-mind-mind-mind

[Bridge]

You oughta know by now

(You oughta know by now)

You can pay Uncle Sam with the overtime

Is that all you get for your money?

[Chorus]

And if that’s what you have in mind

Yeah, if that’s what you’re all about

Good luck movin’ up, ‘cause I’m movin’ out

I’m movin’ out

[Outro]

I’m movin’ out

Big Shot

[Verse 1]

Well, you went uptown

Ridin’ in your limousine

With your fine Park Avenue clothes

You had the Dom Perignon

In your hand

And the spoon up your nose

Ooh, and when you

Wake up in the mornin’

With your head on fire

And your eyes too bloody to see

Go on and cry in your coffee

But don’t come bitchin’ to me

[Chorus]

Because you had to be

A big shot, didn’t cha

You had to open up your mouth

You had to be a big shot, didn’t cha

All your friends were so knocked out

You had to have the last word, last night

You know what everything’s about

You had to have a white hot spotlight

You had to be a big shot last night, whoa

Yeah

[Verse 2]

And they were all impressed

With your Halston dress

And the people that you knew at Elaine’s

And the story of your latest success

You kept ‘em so entertained

But now you just don’t

Remember all the things you said

And you’re not sure that you want to know

I’ll give you one hint, honey

You sure did put on a show

[Chorus]

Yes, yes, you had to be

A big shot, didn’t cha

You had to prove it to the crowd

You had to be a big shot, didn’t cha

All your friends were so knocked out

You had to have the last word, last night

You’re so much fun to be around

You had to have the front page, bold type

You had to be a big shot last night

[Verse 3]

Well, it’s no big sin

To stick your two cents in

If you know when to leave it alone

But you went over the line

You couldn’t see it was time to go home

No, no, no, no, no, no

[Chorus]

You had to be a big shot, didn’t cha

You had to open up your mouth

You had to be a big shot, didn’t cha

All your friends were so knocked out

You had to have the last word, last night

You’re so much fun to be around

You had to have a white hot spotlight

You had to be a big shot last night

[Outro]

Big shot

Big shot

Oh, big shot

Big shot

It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

[Verse 1]

What’s the matter with

The clothes I’m wearing?

Can’t you tell that your tie’s too wide?

Maybe I should buy some

Old tab collars?

Welcome back to the age of jive

Where have you been

Hidin’ out lately, honey?

You can’t dress trashy

Till you spend a lot of money

[Chorus]

Everybody’s talkin’ ‘bout the new sound

Funny, but it’s still rock and roll to me

[Verse 2]

What’s the matter with the car I’m driving?

Can’t you tell that it’s out of style?

Should I get a set

Of whitewall tires?

Are you gonna cruise

The miracle mile?

Nowadays you can’t be too sentimental

Your best bet’s a true

Baby blue Continental

[Chorus]

Hot funk, cool punk, even if it’s old junk

It’s still rock and roll to me

[Bridge]

Oh, it doesn’t matter

What they say in the papers

Cause it’s always been the same old scene

There’s a new band in town

But you can’t get the sound

From a story in a magazine

Aimed at your average teen

[Verse 4]

How about a pair of pink sidewinders

And a bright orange pair of pants?

You could really be a Beau Brummel baby

If you just give it half a chance

Don’t waste your money

On a new set of speakers

You get more mileage

From a cheap pair of sneakers

[Chorus]

Next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways

It’s still rock and roll to me

[Saxophone solo]

[Verse 5]

What’s the matter with the crowd I’m seeing?

Don’t you know that they’re out of touch?

Should I try to be a straight ‘A’ student?

If you are then you think too much

Don’t you know about

The new fashion honey?

All you need are looks

And a whole lotta money

[Chorus]

It’s the next phase, new wave

Dance craze, anyways

It’s still rock and roll to me

[Outro]

Everybody’s talkin’ ‘bout the new sound

Funny, but it’s still rock and roll to me

My Life

[Instrumental Intro]

[Verse 1]

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.

[Chorus]

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

[Post-Chorus]

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…)

[Refrain]

I still belong (Still belong)

Don’t get me wrong (Get me wrong)

And you can speak your mind

But not on my time

[Verse 2]

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, you wake up with yourself

[Chorus]

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

[Post-Chorus]

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 circumstance…)

[Refrain]

I still belong (Still belong)

Don’t get me wrong (Get me wrong)

And you can speak your mind

But not on my time

[Chorus]

I don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life

Go ahead with your own life, leave me alone

[Outro]

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…

New York State of Mind

[Piano Intro]

[Verse 1]

Some folks like to get away

Take a holiday from the neighborhood

Hop a flight to Miami Beach or to Hollywood

But I’m taking a Greyhound

On the Hudson River line

I’m in a New York state of mind

(Mmh-mmh)

[Verse 2]

I’ve seen all the movie stars

In their fancy cars and their limousines

Been high in the Rockies

Under the evergreens

I know what I’m needing

And I don’t want to waste more time

I’m in a New York state of mind

(Mmh-mmh)

[Bridge]

It was so easy living day by day

Out of touch with the rhythm and blues

But now I need a little give and take

The New York Times, the Daily News

[Verse 3]

It comes down to reality

And it’s fine with me ‘cause I’ve let it slide

I don’t care if it’s Chinatown or on Riverside

I don’t have any reasons I left them all behind

I’m in a New York state of mind

(Mmh-mmh, oh yeah)

[Saxophone Solo]

[Bridge]

It was so easy living day by day

Out of touch with the rhythm and blues

But now I need a little give and take

The New York Times, the Daily News

(Who-oh, uh-oh-uh-oh)

[Verse 3]

It comes down to reality

And it’s fine with me ‘cause I’ve let it slide

I don’t care if it’s Chinatown or on Riverside

I don’t have any reasons I left them all behind

I’m in a New York state of mind

(Mmh-mmh)

[Outro]

I’m just taking a Greyhound

On the Hudson River line

‘Cause I’m in a, I’m in a New York

State of mind, yeah

You May Be Right

[Verse 1]

Friday night, I crashed your party

Saturday, I said I’m sorry

Sunday came and trashed me out again

I was only having fun

Wasn’t hurting anyone

And we all enjoyed the weekend for a change

[Verse 2]

I’ve been stranded in the combat zone

I walked through Bedford Stuy alone

Even rode my motorcycle in the rain

And you told me not to drive

But I made it home alive

So you said that only proves that I’m insane

[Chorus]

You may be right

I may be crazy

But it just may be a lunatic

You’re looking for

Turn out the light

Don’t try to save me

You may be wrong for all I know

But you may be right

[Verse 3]

Remember how I found you there

Alone in your electric chair

I told you dirty jokes until you smiled

You were lonely for a man

I said, take me as I am

Cause you might enjoy

Some madness for a while

[Verse 4]

Now think of all the years you tried to

Find someone to satisfy you

I might be as crazy as you say

If I’m crazy then it’s true

That it’s all because of you

And you wouldn’t want me any other way

[Chorus]

You may be right

I may be crazy

But it just may be a lunatic

You’re looking for

It’s too late to fight

It’s too late to change me

You may be wrong for all I know

But you may be right

[Chorus]

You may be right

I may be crazy

But it just may be a lunatic

You’re looking for

Turn out the light

Don’t try to save me

You may be wrong for all I know

But you may be right

[Outro]

You may be wrong

But you may be right

You may be wrong

But you may be right

You may be wrong

But you may be right

You may be wrong

But you may be right

You may be wrong

But you may be right

Tell Her About It

[Verse 1]

Listen boy I don’t want to see you let a good thing slip away

You know I don’t like watching anybody make the same mistakes I made

[Bridge 1]

She’s a real nice girl and she’s always there for you

But a nice girl wouldn’t tell you what you should do

[Verse 2]

Oh, listen boy I’m sure that you think you got it all under control

You don’t want somebody telling you the way to stay in someone’s soul

[Pre-Chorus 1]

You’re a big boy now and you’ll never let her go

But that’s just the kind of thing she ought to know

[Chorus 1]

Tell her about it, tell her everything you feel

Give her every reason to accept that you’re for real

Tell her about it, tell her all your crazy dreams

Let her know you need her, let her know how much she means

[Verse 3]

Listen boy it’s not automatically a certain guarantee

To ensure yourself you’ve got to provide communication constantly

[Pre-Chorus 2]

When you love someone, you’re always insecure

And there’s only one good way to reassure

[Chorus 2]

Tell her about it, let her know how much you care

When she can’t be with you, tell her you wish you were there

Tell her about it, every day before you leave

Pay her some attention, give her something to believe

[Bridge 2]

Cause now and then she’ll get to worrying

Just because you haven’t spoken for so long

And though you may not have done anything

Will that be a consolation when she’s gone?

[Verse 4]

Listen boy it’s good information from a man who’s made mistakes

Just a word or two that she gets from you could be the difference that it makes

[Pre-Chorus 3]

She’s a trusting soul, she’s put her trust in you

But a girl like that won’t tell you what you should do

[Chorus 1]

Tell her about it, tell her everything you feel

Give her every reason to accept that you’re for real

Tell her about it, tell her all your crazy dreams

Let her know you need her, let her know how much she means

[Outro]

Tell her about it, tell her how you feel right now

Just tell her about it, the girl don’t want to wait too long

You got to tell her about it, tell her now and you won’t go wrong

You got to tell her about it, before it gets too late

You’ve got to tell her about it

You know the girl don’t want to wait

You got to tell her about it

You got to tell, tell, tell her about it

Now, tell her about it

Uptown Girl

[Verse 1]

Uptown girl

She’s been living in her uptown world

I bet she’s never had a backstreet guy

I bet her momma never told her why

I’m gonna try for an

[Chorus]

Uptown girl

She’s been living in her white bread world

As long as anyone with hot blood can

And now she’s looking for a downtown man

That’s what I am

[Bridge]

And when she knows what she wants from her time

And when she wakes up and makes up her mind

[Pre-Chorus]

She’ll see I’m not so tough

Just because I’m in love with an

[Verse 2]

Uptown girl

You know I’ve seen her in her uptown world

She’s getting tired of her high class toys

And all the presents from her uptown boys

She’s got a choice

Oh-oh-oh

[Verse 3]

Uptown girl

You know I can’t afford to buy her pearls

But maybe someday when my ship comes in

She’ll understand what kind of guy I’ve been

And then I’ll win

[Bridge]

And when she’s walking, she’s looking so fine

And when she’s talking, she’ll say that she’s mine

[Pre-Chorus]

She’ll say I’m not so tough

Just because I’m in love with an

[Chorus]

Uptown girl

She’s been living in her white bread world

As long as anyone with hot blood can

And now she’s looking for a downtown man

That’s what I am

[Outro]

Uptown girl, she’s my uptown girl

You know I’m in love with an uptown girl, my uptown girl

You know I’m in love with an uptown girl, my uptown girl

You know I’m in love with an uptown girl, my uptown girl

You know I’m in love with an uptown girl

Honesty

[Verse 1]

If you search for tenderness

It isn’t hard to find

You can have the love you need to live

But if you look for truthfulness

You might just as well be blind

It always seems to be so hard to give

[Chorus]

Honesty is such a lonely word

Everyone is so untrue

Honesty is hardly ever heard

And mostly what I need from you

[Verse 2]

I can always find someone

To say they sympathize

If I wear my heart out on my sleeve

But I don’t want some pretty face

To tell me pretty lies

All I want is someone to believe

[Chorus]

Honesty is such a lonely word

Everyone is so untrue

Honesty is hardly ever heard

And mostly what I need from you

[Bridge]

I can find a lover

I can find a friend

I can have security

Until the bitter end

Anyone can comfort me

With promises again

I know, I know

[Verse 3]

When I’m deep inside of me

Don’t be too concerned

I won’t ask for nothin’ while I’m gone

But when I want sincerity

Tell me where else can I turn

‘Cause you’re the one that I depend upon

[Chorus]

Honesty is such a lonely word

Everyone is so untrue

Honesty is hardly ever heard

And mostly what I need from you

The Longest Time

[Intro]

Dum dum dum

[Chorus]

Whoa, oh, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest time

Whoa, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest time

[Verse 1]

If you said goodbye to me tonight

There would still be music left to write

What else could I do?

I’m so inspired by you

That hasn’t happened for the longest time

[Verse 2]

Once I thought my innocence was gone

Now I know that happiness goes on

That’s where you found me

When you put your arms around me

I haven’t been there for the longest time

[Chorus]

Whoa, oh, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest time

Whoa, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest

[Verse 3]

I’m that voice you’re hearing in the hall

And the greatest miracle of all

Is how I need you

And how you needed me too

That hasn’t happened for the longest time

[Bridge]

Maybe this won’t last very long

But you feel so right and I could be wrong

Maybe I’ve been hoping too hard

But I’ve gone this far and it’s more than I hoped for

[Verse 4]

Who knows how much further we’ll go on?

Maybe I’ll be sorry when you’re gone

I’ll take my chances

I forgot how nice romance is

I haven’t been there for the longest time

[Bridge]

I had second thoughts at the start

I said to myself, “Hold on to your heart”

Now I know the woman that you are

You’re wonderful so far, and it’s more than I hoped for

[Verse 5]

I don’t care what consequence it brings

I have been a fool for lesser things

I want you so bad

I think you ought to know that

I intend to hold you for the longest time

[Outro]

Whoa, oh, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest time

Whoa, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest time

Whoa, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest time

Whoa, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest time

Whoa, oh, oh (For the longest)

For the longest time…

We Didn’t Start the Fire

[Verse 1]

Harry Truman,

Doris Day

Red China,

Johnnie Ray

South Pacific

Walter Winchell,

Joe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthy,

Richard Nixon

Studebaker,

Television

North Korea, South Korea

Marilyn Monroe

Rosenbergs,

H-Bomb

Sugar Ray,

Panmunjom

Brando,

The King And I,

And The Catcher In The Rye

Eisenhower,

Vaccine

England’s got a new queen

Marciano,

Liberace

Santayana goodbye

[Chorus]

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No, we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

[Verse 2]

Joseph Stalin,

Malenkov

Nasser

and Prokofiev

Rockefeller,

Campanella

Communist Bloc

Roy Cohn,

Juan Peron

Toscanini,

Dacron

Dien Bien Phu Falls,

“Rock Around the Clock”

Einstein,

James Dean

Brooklyn’s got a winning team

Davy Crockett,

Peter Pan

Elvis Presley,

Disneyland

Bardot,

Budapest,

Alabama,

Khrushchev

Princess Grace,

Peyton Place

Trouble in the Suez

[Chorus]

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No, we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

[Verse 3]

Little Rock,

Pasternak

Mickey Mantle,

Kerouac

Sputnik,

Zhou En-lai

Bridge On The River Kwai

Lebanon,

Charles de Gaulle

California baseball

Starkweather Homicide

Children of Thalidomide

Buddy Holly,

Ben-Hur

Space Monkey,

Mafia

Hula Hoops,

Castro

Edsel is a no-go

U-2,

Syngman Rhee

Payola

and Kennedy

Chubby Checker,

Psycho

Belgians in the Congo

[Chorus]

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No, we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

[Verse 4]

Hemingway,

Eichmann

Stranger in a Strange Land

Dylan,

Berlin

Bay of Pigs invasion

Lawrence of Arabia

British Beatlemania

Ole Miss,

John Glenn

Liston beats Patterson

Pope Paul,

Malcolm X

British Politician sex

J.F.K. blown away

What else do I have to say?

[Chorus]

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No, we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

[Verse 5]

Birth control,

Ho Chi Minh

Richard Nixon back again

Moonshot,

Woodstock

Watergate,

punk rock

Begin,

Reagan,

Palestine

Terror on the airline

Ayatollahs in Iran

Russians in Afghanistan

Wheel of Fortune,

Sally Ride

Heavy metal suicide

Foreign debts,

homeless Vets

AIDS,

crack,

Bernie Goetz

Hypodermics on the shores

China’s under martial law

Rock and Roller cola wars

I can’t take it anymore

[Chorus]

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

But when we are gone

It will still burn on, and on

And on, and on

[Outro]

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No, we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No, we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

We didn’t start the fire

No, we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire

It was always burning

Since the world’s been turning

Piano Man

[Instrumental Intro]

[Verse 1]

It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday

The regular crowd shuffles in

There’s an old man sittin’ next to me

Makin’ love to his tonic and gin

He says, “Son, can you play me a memory?

I’m not really sure how it goes

But it’s sad, and it’s sweet, and I knew it complete

When I wore a younger man’s clothes”

[Refrain]

La, la-la, di-dee-da

La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum

[Chorus]

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man

Sing us a song tonight

Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody

And you’ve got us feeling alright

[Verse 2]

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine

He gets me my drinks for free

And he’s quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke

But there’s someplace that he’d rather be

He says, “Bill, I believe this is killing me”

As the smile ran away from his face

“Well I’m sure that I could be a movie star

If I could get out of this place”

[Refrain]

Oh, la, la-la, di-dee-da

La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum

[Verse 3]

Now Paul is a real estate novelist

Who never had time for a wife

And he’s talkin’ with Davy, who’s still in the Navy

And probably will be for life

And the waitress is practicing politics

As the businessmen slowly get stoned

Yes, they’re sharing a drink they call loneliness

But it’s better than drinkin’ alone

[Piano Solo]

[Chorus]

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man

Sing us a song tonight

Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody

And you’ve got us feeling alright

[Verse 4]

It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday

And the manager gives me a smile

‘Cause he knows that it’s me they’ve been comin’ to see

To forget about life for a while

And the piano, it sounds like a carnival

And the microphone smells like a beer

And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar

And say, “Man, what are you doin’ here?”

[Refrain]

Oh, la, la-la, di-dee-da

La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum

[Chorus]

Sing us a song, you’re the piano man

Sing us a song tonight

Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody

And you’ve got us feeling alright

[Instrumental Outro]

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