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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:05 PM
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Holy shit...What memories this brings back!
(I sound like I'm about 50. :evilgrin:)

When I was in seventh grade or so (3 or 4 years back) I was a compulsive listener of Billy Joel's 52nd Street. My mom popped it in the car once, and I absolutely loved it. Every time we were in the car I'd listen to it, try to get her to take the long way home just to see if I could get the whole disc down in one ride. I'd remember where it left off and go to that track the next time I was in the car. I drove my mom apeshit for an entire summer: I would NOT accept any interference with my music. I knew the track listing cold, could sing every song line-for-line (not well, mind you, but I'd memorized the lyrics).

Eventually my mom got extremely fed-up and put another CD in the car, some crackpot business motivation shit thing she's still into. She's not a music freak like I am, so she committed the unforgiveable sin of putting the 52nd Street CD in the CD case of the crackpot business motivation shit CD rather than in its proper case. A new car and many years later I still have the 52nd Street CD case. The actual disc, however, has never been seen since that day; I can only assume it fell in between the seats in the old Volvo, and the local veterinarian, who now drives said car, is enjoying my 52nd Street.

Anyhow, I'd forgotten all about the damned album until today, when I found videos for "Zanzibar" and "Stiletto" on YouTube. I can stil sing "Zanzibar" almost word-for-word. And now I want my copy of 52nd Street back. I know now this isn't the best music in the world, but sheer sentiment is overruling me.

"Zanzibar"
Billy Joel
52nd Street
1978


Ali dances and the audience applauds
Though he's beathed in sweat he hasn't lost his style
Ali don't you go downtown
You gave away another round for free

Me, I'm just another face at Zanzibar
But the waitress always serves a secret smile
She's waiting out in Shantytown
She's gonna pull the curtains down for me, for me

CHORUS
I've got the old man's car,
I've got a jazz guitar
I've got a tab at Zanzibar
Tonight that's where I'll be

Rose, he knows he's such a credit to the game
But the Yankees grab the headlines every time
Melodrama's so much fun
In black and white for everyone to see
Me, I'm trying just to get to second base
And I'd steal it if she only gave the sign
She's gonna give the go ahead
The inning isn't over yet for me

CHORUS

Tell the waitress I'll come back to Zanzibar
I'll be hiding inthe darkness with my beer.
She's waiting out in Shantytown
She's gonna pull the curtaains down for me, for me

CHORUS

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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:19 PM
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1. Wait a minute...
You have a picture of Miles in your sig line, but you're getting wound up about a Billy Joel album?

Does not compute! Does not compute!

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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 05:22 PM
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2. Hahahahahahahahaha!
I'm eclectic as all hell. I love all the jazzers, of which Billy Joel is not and never will be one. Billy Joel is incomparable to Miles; Miles trounces his ass forty-three times over before breakfast.

But I still can sing 52nd Street. Oooohhhawwwaawahahaha!

:rofl: :rofl:
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