Pianoman Songtext
It´s 9 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 He says: "Son can you play me a melody, I´m not really sure how it goes But It´s sad and it´s sweet and I knew it complete When I wore a younger man´s clothes" Now John at the bar he´s a friend of mine, he gets me my drinks for free And he´s quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke but there´s someplace that he´d rather be He says: "Bill I believe oh this is killing me" as a smile ran away from his face, "But I´m sure that I could be a movie star, if I could get out of this place!" Now Paul is a real estate novelist, who never had time for a wife And he´s talkin´ with Davy who´s still in the navy, and probably will be for life And the waitress is practicing politics, as the businessmen slowly get stoned Yes they´re sharing a drink they call loneliness, but it´s better than drinkin´ alone It´s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday, and the manager gives me a smile ´cause he knows that it´s me they´ve been comin´ to see, to forget about life for a while And the piano it sounds like a carnival, and the microphone smells like a beer And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar,and say: "Man what are you doin´ here?" 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