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"Piano Man" was Billy Joel's first major hit and is considered Joel's signature song. The verses of the song are sung from the point of view of a bar piano player who focuses mainly on everyone else at the bar: John the bartender, the waitress, and bar regulars like Paul and Davy. Most of these characters have unfulfilled dreams, and the pianist's job, it seems, is to help them "forget about life for a while". The chorus, in bar-room sing-along… read more

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It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin

Billy Joel - Piano Man Lyrics


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  • Timeless!
  • I know, alot of the People here at this song dont will like me, but i like bad dark metal too.. but i like BILLY JOEL since ive been 13; and this PIANO MAN says alot of my mind...
  • My uncle is a musician, always plays this at his gigs. Very special song to me.
  • Play me a song, Piano Man...we love you, Billy!! <3 <3
  • Love it.
  • The story of his early life worked the smokey bars and clubs many years before finally making it
  • Play me a memory
  • reminds me of all my pub gigs.. good times! -- great song.
  • Classic.
  • eins meiner Lieblingslieder...<3

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