"Piano Fighter" as written by and Warren Zevon....
Written by Warren Zevon 1993 Zevon Music BMI

Mom and Papa bought a Chickering
Every day I'd sit and play that thing
I practiced hard; it was more than a whim
I played with grim determination, Jim

Someone called Piano Fighter
I'm a holy roller, I'm a real lowrider
Hold me tight, honey, hold me tighter
Then let me go, Piano Fighter

I worked in sessions and I played in bands
A thousand casuals and one-night stands
Here on Thursday, gone on Friday
Heading down the Dixie highway

Someone called Piano Fighter
I'm a holy roller, I'm a real lowrider
Hold me tight, honey, hold me tighter
Then let me go, Piano Fighter

Maybe I'll go to Reno
Nobody knows my name
I'll play Claire de Lune in a quiet saloon
Steady work for a change
Ain't going down that long, lonesome road
Ain't going down that long, lonesome road

Got in trouble down in New Orleans
I must admit that I was strung out, painted in the corner of a limousine

Someone called Piano Fighter
I'm a thin ice walker, I'm a freelance writer
Hold me tight, honey, hold me tighter
Then let me go, Piano Fighter

Someone called Piano Fighter
I'm a holy roller, I'm a real lowrider
Hold me tight, honey, hold me tighter
Then let me go, Piano Fighter






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"Piano Fighter" as written by Warren William Zevon

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    General CommentMr Zevon's autobiography
    darnflooron January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTrue... Like his good pal, the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, he could really only write autobiographically... I just read [i]Dirty Life and Times[/i], his biography... It sheds a lot of light on his music...
    hencinion August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOops... Looks like the italics code doesn't work here... Probably should have been underlined anyway... : )
    hencinion August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA very sad song, really. A kid of looking back on his own life.
    TheThornBirdson March 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentZevon's great ability is to connect to the listener with a brutal honesty that would be fatal in less gifted writers. While it's far reaching I think he definitely speaks to a certain kind of person, it's easy to see why he was always a musician's musician. As a poker player I can identify completely with this, the conflict within the self between to settle down and to continue to follow your calling with 'grim determination'. Incredibly sad but beautiful song.
    Conzy91on January 14, 2013   Link

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