What's the matter with the songs he's singin'
Can't you tell that they're pretty lame
After listenin' to a couple albums
Well, they all start to sound the same
So he tried to change his musical style
He tossed all his ballads in the circular file
Then he found the punk sound
Breakin' ground all around
It's still Billy Joel to me
What's the matter with the tune he's writin'
Well, you know it's gonna be a smash
It's so nice when you're a big name artist
Doesn't matter if it sounds like trash
Now everybody thinks the new wave is super
Just ask Linda Ronstadt or even Alice Cooper
It's a big hit, isn't it
Even if it's a piece of junk
It's still Billy Joel to me
Woah, it doesn't matter what the critics say about him
'Cause he doesn't worry how they feel
When you're record's sellin' millions and it's goin' triple platinum
You don't worry 'bout your next meal
'Cause money is no big deal
Maybe he should dye his hair bright pink
And stick a safety pin through his cheeks
Then he'd really fit the new wave image
But he couldn't sit down for weeks
Don't you know about the record business, honey
You gotta be trendy if you wanna make some money
Now everybody's sayin' that he sure sounds funny
But it's still Billy Joel to me
All right, Alfred
Oh
I can hardly wait 'til his next album
Well, I'll bet it's gonna be the rage
Buy a ticket to his next big concert
Well, I wonder what he'll do on stage
It might be disco and it might be the blues
Or maybe even somethin' like the B-52's
Just a handclap, finger snap
Even if it's mindless pap
It's still Billy Joel to me
Everybody's sayin' that he sure sounds funny
But it's still Billy Joel to me


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    General CommentGrr I hate billy joel!
    polka27on March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti never heard this (probably because, as far as i know, it's one of al's really early works) but it sounds lolarious. i love billy joel.
    perintasticon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentouch
    that's a bit harsh isn't it??
    huzzah_huzzahon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI never herd this one, but it looks like a good parody!
    Xaq27on November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, considering how i know the original song, this is pretty good. kudos weird al, and may your weirdness nor your overly abundant time desert humanity!
    jkid1190on February 12, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI wouldn't say it's overly harsh.

    He's making fun of the hypocrisy of Billy Joel writing a New Wave song that consists mostly of potshots at a mean-spirited caricature of New Wave fans. Tit for tat, really.
    TheForbinProjecton June 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentActually it does seem harsh to me. This type of parody is not really Weird Al's style. He usually does not trash the artist he is doing the parody of...In fact most of the stuff he does parody of -- is because he likes that particular artist or band and he's just having fun with it. I find it hard to believe Weird Al wrote this one... I could be wrong, but again it just doesn't seem like Al's "style."
    kevin57467on June 19, 2014   Link

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