Billy Joel - The piano man

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It's nine o'clock on a Saturday The regular crowd shuffles in
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There's an old man sitting next to me
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Makin' love to his tonic and gin
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He says, "Son, can you play me a memory
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I'm not really sure how it goes
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But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
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When I wore a younger man's clothes."
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la la la, di da da La la, di di da da daa
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Sing us a song, you're the piano man Sing us a song tonight
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Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
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And you've got us all feelin' all right
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Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
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He gets me my drinks for free
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And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
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But there's some place that he'd rather be
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He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."
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As his smile ran away from his face
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"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
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If I could get out of this place"
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Now Paul is a real estate novelist
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Who never had time for a wife
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And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the Navy
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And probably will be for life
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And the waitress is practicing politics
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As the businessman slowly gets stoned
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Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
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But it's better than drinkin' alone
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Sing us a song, you're the piano man Sing us a song tonight
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Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
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And you've got us all feelin' all right
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It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
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And the manager gives me a smile
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Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
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To forget about their life for a while
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And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
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And the microphone smells like a beer
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And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
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And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?"
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la la la, di da da La la, di di da da daa
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Sing us a song, you're the piano man Sing us a song tonight
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Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
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And you've got us all feelin' all right