But there's someplace that he'd rather be But I need you in my life, so please come with me La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum Oh, la, la-la, di-dee-da So I need to leave. This city feels like it's closing in, don't feel belongingness I used to hold with me Who never had time for a wife Billy Joel said in an interview that the people in the song were real people he met. [Verse 3] They are killing me. photo. I fantasize about flying away Sing us a song tonight Sing us a song tonight As the smile ran away from his face There's no beauty in these streets, they are killing me Killing me softly with this song, Killing me softly with this song, Telling my whole life with his words, Killing me softly with his song. Killing me, this city is killing me. Sing us a song, you're the piano man Paul was a real estate agent who wanted to write the great American novel. Killing Me Slowly - lyrics B Bad Wolves N.A.T.I.O.N. But it's better than drinkin' alone Sing us a song, you're the piano man I'm not really sure how it goes So let me be And I'll set you free (Oh yeah) I am in misery There ain't nobody who can comfort me (Oh yeah) Why won't you answer me? [Refrain] Expiration Date Lyrics: It's killing me. the dark cloud above me, it won't leave, it won't leave, it plagues me. But it's sad and it's sweet, and I knew it complete The reasons to stay here have been slowly dwindling and call me selfish but im drowning here. He says, "Son, can you play me a memory? In what has come to be one of his trademark songs, “Piano Man” draws upon Joel’s experience as a bar pianist at The Executive Room in LA to tell the story of a typical night at the bar, and all of the loneliness which that entails. And you've got us feeling alright Everyone else Ive met, is nothing compared to this. Killing me [Piano Solo] And you've got us feeling alright And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar, Ode to a Superhero by "Weird Al" Yankovic, What'll It Be? No one else needs to be underneath my cloud, it's killing me, it's slowly killing me. To forget about life for a while Well, we're all in the mood for a melody And you've got us feeling alright Walking home seems longer, clouds seem darker, the days are shorter and the night are longer, it's killing me, this city is killing me I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd, I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud. Billy Joel spoke to Rolling Stone about writing the song: It was all right, I got free drinks and union scale, which was the first steady money I’d made in a long time. Expiration date Well, we're all in the mood for a melody Expiration date Being up in the clouds, floating further and further away. There's an old man sittin' next to me It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the Navy [Verse 4] He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me." And he's quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke The same faces are tired, worn out and disinterested. And the microphone smells like a beer Going some place else with you, every single day. Although this city is taking my head, I don't want it to take you, but this city is killing me. This city is killing me, its killing me [Instrumental Intro] Well, we're all in the mood for a melody by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Cast (Ft. Santino Fontana). Makin' love to his tonic and gin Written after his first album Cold Spring Harbor tanked (it did not chart originally on release), “Piano Man” was Joel’s first of many hits. And the manager gives me a smile [Chorus] When I wore a younger man's clothes" "Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star I'm numb / Coming from the left side of / Something that Is less than love / No painting a portrait of... us / I know / There's nothing left to show The song is considered a classic by many, and comes with its fair share of interesting facts. It's nothing compared to you. Killing me, killing me / Killing me slowly / I built these walls to hide my ghosts / Your fingers trace the wounds exposed / I try and try to let you in Every where I go I carry this burden with me. In 2011, “Piano Man” was ranked #429 on the Rolling Stone Magazine list of the 500 greatest songs of all time. And probably will be for life Playlist Share ... trace the wounds exposed I try and try to let you in But I fail again and again. [Verse 2] And the piano, it sounds like a carnival Oh, la, la-la, di-dee-da I did that for about six months, and while I was doing the gig, I got to write a song about it — this is a real slice-of-life song. [Chorus] The same things that gave me joy are failing me now and although I'm thankful for this city giving me a voice, I'll forever be lost here. [Chorus] It reached the top 30 in the US, Canada and Australia, and was a minor hit in The Netherlands and UK. 'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum [Refrain] Killing me / This city feels like it's closing in, don't feel belongingness I used to hold with me / The same faces are tired, worn out and disinterested. The regular crowd shuffles in It's killing me. That was a real gig. La-la, di-dee-da, da-dum So in “real estate novelist”, Joel combines Paul’s real profession and the profession he dreamed of. Theres no beauty in these streets, they are killing me. It's nine o'clock on a Saturday And the waitress is practicing politics As the businessmen slowly get stoned Killing me Because ever since I met you, things have been kind of different. [Verse 1] So I keep you at arm's length and let you go But I don't wanna give you away Yeah I keep you at arm's length and let you go But only if you promise to stay . Lyrics to 'Killing Me Softly' by The Fugees: Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly with his song Telling my whole life with his words Now Paul is a real estate novelist He gets me my drinks for free Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness Lyrics to 'Killing Me Slow' by WE ARE FURY. If I could get out of this place" And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?" And I don't want it to kill anyone else. Piano Man Lyrics: 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 Lyrics to 'Killing Me Slowly' by Bad Wolves. This same old routine is slowly killing me. [Instrumental Outro]. The lines you trace on my skin, I always feel them. La, la-la, di-dee-da [Refrain] Sing us a song tonight Sing us a song, you're the piano man Expiration date And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar Killing me Now John at the bar is a friend of mine It's killing me. This city is killing me I never leave my room, because of my head and this small city. The term in itself means nothing. Your heartbeat to my ear, the slow rhythmic sound of your breathing, keeps me sane, you keep me sane.