"Storm Front" as written by and Billy Joel....
Safe at harbor, everything is easy
Off to starboard, daylight comes up fast
Now I'm restless for the open water
Red flags are flying fromhe Coast Guard mast
They told me to stay, I heard all the information
I motored away and steered straight ahead
Though the weatherman said

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There's a storm front coming (mood indigo)
White water running and the pressure is low
Storm front coming (mood indigo)
Small craft warning on the radio

I've been sailing a long time on this ocean
Man gets lonesome, all those years at sea
I've got a woman, my life should be easy
Most men hunger for the life I lead
The morning was gray, but I had the motivation
I drifted away and ran into more
Heavy weather off shore

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We've got a low pressure system and a northeast breeze
We've got a falling barometer and rising seas
We've got the cumulonimbus and a possible gale
We've got a force nine blowing on the Beaufort scale

I'm still restless for the open water
Though she gives me everything I need
She asked me to stay, but I'd done my navigation
I drove her away, but I should have known
To stay tied up at home

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"Storm Front" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentThis song is actually about relationships. While he has what he wants (at home) he wants to find other women (out in the storm) its really a cool song
    sauce961on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm still restless for the open water
    Though she gives me everything I need
    She asked me to stay, but I'd done my navigation
    I drove her away, but I should have known
    To stay tied up at home

    these lyrics signify that he had a great girl but he kept going out seeking for more and blew it.
    sauce961on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a metaphor, but not necessarily one for relationships. When VH1 had its "Behind the Music" special for Billy Joel, he said that the meaning of the song was that "there's bad weather, but I'm going out there anyway".
    Dr. Houseon April 28, 2008   Link

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