William Martin "Billy" Joel (b. May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2 is the third best-selling album in the United States by discs shipped. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
And every time I've held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns.
And so it goes, and so it goes.
And so will you soon I suppose.
Don't wait for answers
Just take your chances
Don't ask me why.
Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound
Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me.
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.
Sinners are much more fun...
And only the good die young.
I'm young enough to still see the passionate boy I used to be.
But I'm old enough to say I got a good look at the other side.
I've lived long enough to have learned
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned.
Some love is just a lie of the heart
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start.
Some people hope for a miracle cure
Some people just accept the world as it is.
But I'm not willing to lay down and die
Because I am an innocent man.
They say that no one's gonna play this on the radio
They said the melancholy blues were dead and gone
But only songs like these
Played in minor keys
Keep those memories holding on.
Yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone.
You know the good ole days weren't always good,
And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
You may be right
I may be crazy.
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for.
You're only human, you're allowed to make your share of mistakes.