Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Billy Joel on Relationships

In the introduction to this song in a more recent concert, Billy said it's misoginistic but that doesn't mean he didn't know someone like this. I find the images in this song to be wonderful metaphors for all difficult or complicated relationships. How about you?


  1. I enjoyed the solo of the baritone sax much more than Joel in this piece. I thought he often flattened the notes, perhaps because there were so many lyrics.

    Sorry, but I couldn't understand the words, perhaps because of the low quality of the video.

  2. Man, I am going to forward this to a real Stilletto...her blog tag is Stilletto and she is a "working girl" in Strasbourg who is one of the most real people I know on line!!
    Thank you Mike...

  3. You're right, Mud. That was a lousy video. Here's the idea:

    She cuts you once, she cuts you twice
    But still you believe
    The wound is so fresh you can taste the blood
    But you don't have strength to leave
    You've been bought, you've been sold
    You've been locked outside the door
    But you stand there pleadin'
    With your insides bleedin'
    'Cause deep down you want some more
    Then she says she wants forgiveness
    It's such a clever masquerade
    She's so good with her stiletto
    You don't even see the blade