And So It Goes (4:15)

Cover of The Essential Billy Joel

From The Essential Billy Joel and 28 other releases

it hurts me, yet I smile


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  • docarpas

    Una voz cautivadora,hermosa version.

    22 Jun 2014 Reply

    Excellent version of this song. Wonderful addition with the CHOIR...

    28 Jan 2014 Reply
  • therewillbeaway

    Is anyone else listening to a chorus singing this?

    11 Jan 2014 Reply
  • MackSpane

    From a guy who was listening to Billy Joel since he put out Streetlife Serenade, THIS is my absolute favorite song of his, and that's saying something considering just how many AMAZING songs he has in his repertoire.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Bandit17C

    Simply perfect.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • abunono

    Կար մի հավատարիմ հուսար, ով սիրում է իր աղջկան մեկ տարի. Մի ամբողջ տարի եւ նույնիսկ ավելի շատ սեր էր վերջը.

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • glasses-n-tape

    the tears this song makes me shed....... they're proof of the unadulterated sincerity.

    15 Dec 2011 Reply
  • viathin12

    great song on a great album

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Joel started writing this in the early 1980's about a relationship he then had with supermodel Elle MacPherson. Their backgrounds were so different that he knew the relationship would fail, which it did. He predicted the end of the relationship with the line "And you can have this heart to break."

    15 Oct 2011 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Does this guy have any crap songs?? don't think so!!!!!!!!!!

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la

    This is what Joel does best. The piano work here has a very classical feel to it. Wonderful.

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • meddieval

    hadn't heard this before - completely awed by its sincerity

    24 Mar 2011 Reply
  • wbierman

    this song gives me the chills - the phrase "you can have this heart to break " is the ultimate in vulnerability. Just slays me.

    26 Jan 2011 Reply
  • stargaizersat3

    very special xxx

    14 Aug 2010 Reply
  • luvmygoodmusic

    Absolutely Love this song!

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • scientist4u

    awesome song

    3 Apr 2010 Reply
  • KatieMcK

    love this

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • GigiNYC

    A song which perfectly captures what it feels like to take a chance on love again in the aftermath of heartbreak -- "But if my silence made you leave/Then that would be my worst mistake/So I will share this room with you/And you can have this heart to break." Exquisitely simple and lovely.

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Jeanneashley

    oh Billy Billy... sigh

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • horsegirljen10

    So powerful. I can feel the pain in his heart as he sings it. What an amazing song.

    5 Oct 2009 Reply
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