Billy Joel, Applied

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No end to sorrow
Caused by the same endless fears
Why can’t we learn from all we’ve been through
After two thousand years?

Song: Two Thousand Years
Album: River of Dreams (1993)

Note: There were so many lyrics from this song that could have been used here. And while the populist anger of many of Billy Joel’s songs may have applied as well, as an ex-St. Louis resident, sadness overwhelms. 

No end to sorrow

Caused by the same endless fears

Why can’t we learn from all we’ve been through

After two thousand years?

Song: Two Thousand Years

Album: River of Dreams (1993)

Note: There were so many lyrics from this song that could have been used here. And while the populist anger of many of Billy Joel’s songs may have applied as well, as an ex-St. Louis resident, sadness overwhelms. 

"Too bad but it’s the life you lead / You’re so ahead of yourself / That you forgot what you need"

Song: Vienna
Album: The Stranger (1977)

"Too bad but it’s the life you lead / You’re so ahead of yourself / That you forgot what you need"

Song: Vienna
Album: The Stranger (1977)

Feb 4
"A Russian life was very sad"

Song: Leningrad
Album: Storm Front (1989)

"A Russian life was very sad"

Song: Leningrad
Album: Storm Front (1989)

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"Well, it’s no big sin to stick your two cents in
If you know when to leave it alone
But you went over the line
You couldn’t see it was time to go home
No, no, no, no, no, no, you had to be a big shot, didn’t you
You had to open up your mouth”

Song: Big Shot
Album: 52nd Street (1978)

"Well, it’s no big sin to stick your two cents in
If you know when to leave it alone
But you went over the line
You couldn’t see it was time to go home
No, no, no, no, no, no, you had to be a big shot, didn’t you
You had to open up your mouth”

Song: Big Shot
Album: 52nd Street (1978)

"Only the good die young"

Song: Only the Good Die Young
Album: The Stranger (1977)

"Only the good die young"

Song: Only the Good Die Young
Album: The Stranger (1977)

"Slow down you crazy child"
Song: ViennaAlbum: The Stranger (1977)
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"Slow down you crazy child"

Song: Vienna
Album: The Stranger (1977)

Credit: custom-lettering.blogspot.com 

"And his daring life of crime made him a legend in his time"
Song: The Ballad of Billy the KidAlbum: Piano Man (1973) 

"And his daring life of crime made him a legend in his time"

Song: The Ballad of Billy the Kid
Album: Piano Man (1973) 

Jan 6
"We were heavy metal, we were going to destroy the world with amplification […]."
(via zerodividedbyzero)

"We were heavy metal, we were going to destroy the world with amplification […]."

(via zerodividedbyzero)

"It cost too much and takes too long to find out too late / Some words are not heard ‘til after they’re spoken"
Song: The Great Wall of ChinaAlbum: River of Dreams (1993)

"It cost too much and takes too long to find out too late / Some words are not heard ‘til after they’re spoken"

Song: The Great Wall of China
Album: River of Dreams (1993)

Nov 3
"Some days I have to give right in to the blues."
Song: A Minor VariationAlbum: River of Dreams (1993)

"Some days I have to give right in to the blues."

Song: A Minor Variation
Album: River of Dreams (1993)