"I Go To Extremes" as written by and Billy Joel....
Call me a joker, call me a fool
Right at this moment I'm totally cool
Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife
I feel like I'm in the prime of my life
Sometimes it feels like I'm going too fast
I don't know how long this feeling will last
Maybe it's only tonight

Darling I don't know why I got to extremes
Too high or too low there ain't no in-betweens
And if I stand or I fall
It's all or nothing at all
Darling I don't know why I got to extremes

Sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I'm shot
Sometimes I don't know how much more I've got
Maybe I'm headed over the hill
Maybe I've set myself up for the kill
Tell me how much do you think you can take
Until the heart in you is starting to break?
Sometimes it feels like it will

Darling I don't know why I go to extremes
Too high or too low there ain't no in-betweens
You can be sure when I'm gone
I won't be out there too long
Darling I don't know why I got to extremes

Out of the darkness, into the light
Leaving the scene of the crime
Either I'm wrong or I'm perfectly right every time
Sometimes I lie awake, night after night
Coming apart at the seams
Eager to please, ready to fight
Why do I go to extremes?

And if I stand or I fall
It's all or nothing at all

Darling I don't know why I go to extremes
Too high or too low there ain't no in-betweens
And if I stand of I fall
It's all or nothing at all
Darling I don't know why I go to extremes

No I don't know why I go to extremes
Too high or too low there ain't no in-betweens
You can be sure when I'm gone
I won't be out there too long
Darling I don't know why I go to extremes


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"I Go to Extremes" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentBilly has said that this song is about his manic-depression.
    krisstieon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...I have claimed this as my personal theme song...It's very much me, and it always makes me feel better when I am in a bad mood. :)
    legalbeagleon August 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat krisstie is right. However I like to think it could also be about going too far in a relationship or not going far enough. And the guy can't figure out how to stop going to either extreme.
    kfe2on December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBeing Bipolar (used to be refered to as manic-depressive) this has always been my them song. I've never heard a song that captures the experiance better.
    bradburyesquon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is played on the overhead speakers where i work at toys r us
    necrophageon May 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Billy Joel's struggle with bipolar disease
    jordbauon November 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentkrisstie: thats what Im thinking too. Its a song about bipolar from the perspective of someone who actually has it.
    Sozlukon October 01, 2008   Link

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