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Friday, February 16, 2007

Deep Cut

Saturday night and you're still hangin' around
Tired of livin' in your one-horse town
You'd like to find a little hole in the ground
For a while.....

So you go to the village in your tie-dye jeans
And you stare at the junkies and the closet queens
It's just like some pornographic magazine
And you smile...

Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push and you'll be smilin'

Your sister's gone out.
She's on a date
You just sit at home and masturbate
The phone is gonna ring soon but you just can't wait
For that call...

So you stand on the corner in you New English clothes
And you look so polished from your hair down to your toes
But still your finger's gonna pick your nose
After all...

But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
La da da, Oh yeah, yeah

So you decide to take a holiday
You got your tape deck and your brand new Chevrolet
Ah but there's no place to go anyway
And what for...
You've got everything, but nothing's cool
They've just found your father in the swimming pool
And you guess you won't be going back to school
Anymore...

But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
La da da, Oh yeah, yeah

So you play your albums and you smoke your pot
And you meet your girlfriend in the parking lot
Oh, but still you're aching for the things you have not got
What went wrong...
And if you can't understand why your world is so dead
And why you've got to keep in style and feed your head
Well, you're twenty-one and still your mother makes your bed
And that's too long...

But Captain Jack will get you high tonight
And take you to your special island
Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Just a little push 'n' you'll be smilin'
Yeah, Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Yeah, Captain Jack will get you by tonight
Artist: Billy Joel
Album: Piano Man
Nov. 1973

6 kind commenters:

Kahnee said...

I love the poetry within music! Thanks for the post.

NouveauBlogger said...

I haven't heard this song in a long time....but I woke up with it in my head today.

Actually, remembered all the lyrics even but not in the correct order I don't think (they are correct here).

Cool older song that didn't get the attention his others did. I like the anger he has singing it.

Think I'm ready for a bender? lol

NouveauBlogger said...

Yeah, me too Kahnee...:)

Steven Novak said...

I used to call my brother the Piano Man...

Cause he liked the song Piano Man...

I considered it a put down. :)

Steve~

Katie said...

I've always liked this song. It's a good song, just reading has got me humming along. :)

NouveauBlogger said...

What's not to like about Piano Man Steve?