What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing?
"Can't you tell that your tie's too wide?"
Maybe I should buy some old tab collars?
"Welcome back to the age of jive
Where have you been hidin' out lately, honey?
You can't dress trashy till you spend a lot of money"
Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound
Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me

What's the matter with the car I'm driving?
"Can't you tell that it's out of style?"
Should I get a set of white wall tires?
"Are you gonna cruise a miracle mile?
Nowadays you can't be too sentimental
You best bet's a true baby blue Continental"
Hot funk, cool punk, even if it's old junk
It's still rock and roll to me

Oh, it doesn't matter what they say in the papers
'Cause it's always been the same old scene
There's a new band in town
But you can't get the sound from a story in a magazine...
Aimed at your average teen

How about a pair of pink sidewinders
And a bright orange pair of pants?
"You could really be a Beau Brummel baby
If you just give it half a chance
Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers
You get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers"
Next phase, new wave , dance craze, anyways
It's still rock and roll to me

What's the matter with the crowd I'm seeing?
"Don't you know that their out of touch?"
Should I try to be a straight 'A' student?
"If you are then you think too much
Don't you know about the new fashion honey?
All you need are looks and a whole lotta money"
It's the next phase, new wave , dance craze, anyways
It's still rock and roll to me
Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound
Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me



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  • +1
    General Comment:Weird Al wrote a parody to this song called "It's Still Billy Joel To Me", but Billy Joel and Christee Brinkley (who were together at the time) hated it, and it was never released on cd...but anyway, I love this song
    lilamishgirl26on March 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Couldn't you guys have emailed each other instead of wasting the space on this board?
    Down623on October 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Duh, be your own person.
    Caiton May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:billy got a lot of flac over this song, one critic said it was the worst rock tribute song ever written, i think it's very ironic and funny
    freddysgirlon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Really, some people just seem sort of dense. Howcome few people understand the fact that it's a parody?

    The only weak thing about this song is that the record version doesn't really get me going. Hearing it live is MUCH better.
    Good OL MCon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:LOL....ok then...i think i know who got dropped on their head when they were a baby...i'm joking...but anyway...billy joel music is awesome!!!!!!!
    phalupeon July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:joking eh..... not funny..... well like i said i am a #1 ozzy fan along with alice in chains rob zombie acdc guns n roses metallica velvet revolver (gnr is better tho) van halen nirvana trapt etc etc etc well i just remember a time when someone was rocking back in their stool at MY house and fell str8 backwards and banged there head it was u phalupe so im not the one that was dropped and i remember we were like 4 and i remember we were eating fig newtons lol so u were the one that fell...... jp but its true tho
    #1ozzfanon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:hm....what is something i can say about u...i know!!...well i remember once we were little and it was on your birthday when you had this mouse on wheels game where you had to get the cheese off of it's tail...well, u went under the table and when you came out your hair was tangled up with the mouse's wheel....LOLOLOL....that might have damaged some brain cells or something...mua haha
    phalupeon July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Well there was that time when i was like man i have had something stuck in my head all day long (meaning a song) and u went "what gum????" im like NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO A SONG U KNOW MAN IN THE BOX and we were cracking up the whole day cause u were serious when u were like what gum?? LOLOLOL it was hilarious U DUMB BLONDE U
    #1ozzfanon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:i think that bang on the stool just took that out of u or maybe it was the time when we were playing with the hose i told u to turn it on and as u r pulling the thing to turn it on im secretly pointing the hose on ur butt then u turn it on as far as it could go and all i could see was u screaming my name and running then grabbing the hose and trying to squirt it on me.... LOLOLOLOLOL that was HILARIOUS u kno omg that water was cold too maybe it gave u a brain freeze and froze some of ur brain cells
    #1ozzfanon July 19, 2005   Link

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