She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
And she can ruin your faith with her casual lies
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
She hides like a child
But she's always a woman like me

She can lead you to love
She can take you or leave you
And she can ask for the truth
But she'll never believe you
And she'll take what you give her as long as it's free
She steals like a thief
But she's always a woman to me

Oh, she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She's ahead of her time
Oh, and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

She will promise you more
Than the Garden of Eden
Then she'll carelessly cut you
And laugh while you're bleeding
But she'll bring out the best
And the worst you can be
Blame it all on yourself
'Cause she's always a woman to me

Oh, she takes care of herself
She can wait if she wants
She's ahead of her time
Oh, and she never gives out
And she never gives in
She just changes her mind

She is frequently kind
And she's suddenly cruel
She can do as she pleases
She's nobody's fool
But she can't be convicted
She's earned her degree
The most she will do
Is throw shadows at you
But she's always a woman to me

Mmm, mmm, mmm mmm mmm, mmm


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    General CommentLook here drirene.com/… and here drirene.com/…

    I agree that this is a love song written for an abusive narcissistic woman.


    Note the writer's Chantal Kreviazuk, so no point in giving Bily Joel credit for the words is there?
    61259on March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti don't agree at all with anyone so far. in this whole piece he's talking to SOMEONE. he's telling them about how she will do this and that to them. then he goes on to say, "blame it all on yourself cause she's always a woman to me".

    i think this means she only treated others how they deserved to be treated.. and now that is what those others perceive her to be. now that she is with a gentlemen.. she is always a "woman" to him.

    like only a bad man could bring out the bad in her... that she had to protect herself by only revealing what she wanted them to see like a child.. now that shes with a "real" man, she can be herself and she can be gentle and kind; a "WOMAN".
    birdyspiceon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat silliness. Billy Joel wrote the song, or else he's been kidding the record labels for about 30 years. Chantal Kreviazuk would have been exceedingly clever, considering it was released by Joel in 1977. He wrote it about his wife at the time, Elizabeth Weber, whom he married in 1973. The degree is a UCLA MBA, which she obtained early in the marriage prior to becoming his manager. "Can't be convicted" refers to the legal training she received during that period. The song is about one of those beautiful but very difficult people, and the man who feels he is the one who can bring out her good side.
    toadfrogon June 24, 2007   Link

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