Piano Man
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Piano Man Lyrics

It's nine o' clock on a Saturday the regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin.
He says, "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"

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Sing us a song you're the piano man,
Sing us a song tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody.
And you've got us feelin' alright.

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke
Or to light up a smoke but there's someplace that he'd rather be.
He says "Bill, I believe this is killing me,"
As a smile ran away from his face.
"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place."

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Now Paul is a real-estate novelist,
Who never had time for a wife.
And he's talking with Davy
Who's still in the navy and probably will be for life.
And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone.

Sing us a song, you're the piano man,
Sing us a song tonight.
Well we're all in the mood for a melody.
And you've got us feelin' alright.

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday, and the manager gives me a smile.
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see.
To forget about life for a while.
And the piano sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer.
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say "Man what are you doin' here?"

La la la de de da La la de de da da da
Sing us a song you're the piano man,
Sing us a song tonight.
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody.
And you've got us feelin' alright.

Glee Quotes

You know, a great big fat person once stood on this stage and told a group of a dozen or so nerds in hideous disco outfits that glee, by its very definition, is about opening yourself up to joy. Now it's no secret that for a long time I thought that was a load of hooey. As far as I could see the glee club was nothing but a place where a bunch of cowardly losers go to sing their troubles away and delude themselves into thinking that they live in a world that cares one iota about their hopes and dreams, totally divorced from the harsh reality that in the real world there's not much more to hope for than disappointment, heartbreak, and failure. And you know what. I was exactly right. Thats exactly what glee club is. But I was wrong about the cowardly part. What I finally realized, now that I'm well into my late thirties, it takes a lot of bravery to look around you and see the world not as it is but as it should be. A world where the quarterback becomes best friends with the gay kid, and the girl with the big nose ends up on Broadway. Finding the courage to open up your heart and sing about it. That's what glee club is. And for the longest time I thought that was silly, and now I think it's just about the bravest thing that anyone could do.

Sue

Glee Club is officially over. Thank you guys. It’s been an honor.

Will