Posted by: malia | November 5, 2010

rock ‘n’ roll fridays: billy joel

Today we picked Billy Joel. The song’s lyrics are in bolditalics.

1. PIANO MAN… “Sing us a song, you’re the piano man, Sing us a song tonight. Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody, And you’ve got us feelin’ alright
What is your favorite Karaoke song to sing with?

hm. i don’t usually do karaoke. the last time we were all doing karaoke, my cousin’s wife’s friend sang “shadows of the night” and totally knocked it out of the park. wow. we were all too intimidated after that. i can’t even remember the one that i used to do on my little thingie that you plug into the tv because i haven’t done that in a long time. i think it was a slow song, though.

2. CAPTAIN JACK…”Saturday night and you’re still hangin’ around, Tired of livin’ in your one-horse town. Like to find a little hole in the ground, For a while
If you grew up in a one-horse town, are you still there, or did you try living somewhere else?

no, i didn’t grow up in a one-horse town. i grew up in a very busy neighborhood. but then i moved to … well, it was kinda like a one-horse town when i moved here. it’s not any more. 😦

3. NEW YORK STATE OF MIND…”It comes down to reality-and it’s fine with me ’cause I’ve let it slide, Don’t care if it’s Chinatown or Riverside, I don’t have any reasons, I’ve left them all behind- I’m in a New York state of mind.”
What is your favorite New York food?

um. i don’t know what is a new york food? what makes it “new york”? apples?

4. SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN TO ME…”But she’ll bring out the best And the worst you can be, Blame it all on yourself, Cause she’s always a woman to me
Has someone else ever brought out the best or worse in you?

the best OR worse? i’m pretty sure there have been a few out there. i don’t think there is someone who did both.

5. MOVIN OUT…”Workin’ too hard can give you a heart attack ack ack ack ack ack, You oughta know by now. Who needs a house out in Hackensack? Is that what you get for your money?
What is the most annoying line from a song lyric of all time?

hee. what are you saying about that lyric?

6. ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG…”They say there’s a heaven for those who will wait. Some say it’s better but I say it ain’t. I’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints …Sinners are much more fun…
What would heaven be like for you? A shopping mall? A forest? Mansion? Do tell…

no way would it be a shopping mall. ick. i guess some sort of mansion beachhouse or something.

7. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE…”Don’t go trying some new fashion, Don’t change the color of your hair. You always have my unspoken passion, Although I might not seem to care…
Have you ever changed something about yourself to please somebody else?

oh, this song makes me ache. um. yes, i have.

8. STILL ROCK N ROLL TO ME…”Should I try to be a straight `A’ student?
If you are then you think too much. Don’t you know about the new fashion honey? All you need are looks and a whole lotta money. It’s the next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways , it’s still rock and roll to me…

What besides “looks and a whole lotta money” would you require in a mate?

i would actually like the smarts, the one who thinks too much. i also like someone who can laugh. i’d also like someone kind.

9. YOU MAY BE RIGHT…”You may be right, I may be crazy. But it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for…
Do you like bad boys (girls) or good boys (girls)?

i don’t like bad boys. they scare me.

10. WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE… “Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide, Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law, Rock and roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore
List 13 things for a Billy Joel verse in this aggravating song…

hee this person really does not like billy joel, huh? too bad. i’m not clever enough to think up 13 things and make them rhyme.

11. TELL HER ABOUT IT…”Tell her about it. Tell her all your crazy dreams. Let her know you need her, Let her know how much she means…
Have you told your significant other or dearest family member recently how much
they mean to you?

no, not recently. i guess i should.

12. UPTOWN GIRL… “I’m in love with an uptown girl, She’s been living in her white bread world. As long as anyone with hot blood can, And now she’s looking for a downtown man. That’s what I am…
Have you dated someone above or below your “level”? (richer or poorer). Did you feel comfortable with them?

hmm. i don’t think i have. interesting.

13. THE LONGEST TIME… “Who knows how much further we’ll go on. Maybe I’ll be sorry when you’re gone. I’ll take my chances, I forgot how nice romance is, I haven’t been there for the longest time
What is the longest you have gone without a love relationship?

i guess that would be now. 10 years. yeesh.

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