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These are lyrics by Billy Joel that we think are kind of nonsensical.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics, Billy Joel

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Billy Joel's, "Allentown"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And it's getting very hard to sta-a-a-a-a-y
Why They're Nonsensical:
Then move!
Submitted by: Bob
Billy Joel's, "Just The Way You Are"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I need to know that you will always be the same old someone that I knew
Oh, what will it take 'til you believe in me, the way that I believe in you?
Why They're Nonsensical:
He is so anxious about assuring himself that she will never change. Then he implies that she should believe in him as much as he believes in her. Which is he, insecure or confident?
Submitted by: Mallory
Billy Joel's, "Only The Good Die Young"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I'd rather laugh with the sinners
Than cry with the saints
'Cause sinners are much more fun
Don't you know that only the good die young
Why They're Nonsensical:
Simply untrue.
Submitted by: Mickey D.
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man "
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday.
Why They're Nonsensical:
What does he mean, "a pretty good crowd for a Saturday"? Show me a bar whose Saturday crowds are generally worse than on other days of the week.
Submitted by: Brian D. Smith
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Now Paul's a real estate novelist
Why They're Nonsensical:
What in the world is a real estate novelist? Is there a market for books about the adventures of properties?
Submitted by: Stanley
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Son, can you play me a memory
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
Why They're Nonsensical:
Sure, that should be enough to go on. You don't know the name of the song, and you don't know how it goes, but the piano player's supposed to be some kind of a mind reader? And then you say you once knew it "complete". Complete? Just how drunk are you? And what was that young man wearing when you were wearing his clothes?
Submitted by: Jeff Stambo
Billy Joel's, "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Brenda & Eddie were still going steady in the summer of '75
When they decided the marriage would be at the end of July

then later in the song...
Brenda & Eddie had it already by the summer of '75
Why They're Nonsensical:
What exactly is the timeline here? This couple gets married in July 1975, but are having marital troubles 'by the summer of '75'? Totally contradictory.
Submitted by: Michael S.
Billy Joel's, "The Great Suburban Showdown"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And they say you can't go home anymore.
Why They're Nonsensical:
I can always go home and stay. Because I can't tarry around at mental institutions, prisons, residential schools, and jails, at all. No way. So these four places make me feel homesick.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "The Stranger"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Everyone goes south every now and then.
Why They're Nonsensical:
I love Billy Joel, but this line just made me stop and ask 'what?'. An Amiright moment, if you will.
Submitted by: Princess Ana
Billy Joel's, "Worse Comes To Worst"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
And if I don't have a car, I'll hitch
I got a thumb and she's a son of a bitch!
Why They're Nonsensical:
Who does "she" refer to? And how can this mysterious female entity be the "Son" of a bitch? Doesn't that pertain to a male, by definition?
Submitted by: Mike Hack

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