"Last of the Big Time Spenders" as written by and Billy Joel....
Well if money makes a rich man
Then I might never make the grade
I'll be a small time operator
If I just get the landlord paid
But if time is an indication
Of the wealth that I never knew
Then I'm the last of the big time spenders
'Cause I've been spending time on you, woo oo oo woo

It takes time to appreciate
Lord knows that you can learn to hate it
I believe, 'cause I've been there too
When it gets down to desperation
You make the best of the situation
I can tell, I've seen it through, oh, oh, oh

Though it seems like the day is wasted
And the nights have been overdue
Well, I'm the last of the big time spenders
And I've been spendin' time on you, woo oo oo woo

It's been so long since we got together
In between it seems to take forever
But I'm a dreamer, I'll be there soon

It takes time to appreciate
All of those that you can learn to hate
I believe, I've seen it through, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

You can call me the Great Pretender
And in a way it might be true
But I'm the last of the big time spenders
And I've been spendin' time on you, woo oo oo woo




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"Last of the Big Time Spenders" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentI bet Rufus Wainwright would love to sing this one if he only ever knew.
    "You can call me the Great Pretender
    And in a way it might be true...
    But I'm the last of the big time spenders
    And I've been spendin' time on you..."
    Emotionally very rich and complicated and shameless. Love it.
    le fer et le feuon March 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA truly great love song. One of the few really good modern ones. If you can call Billy Joel modern!
    ChristoTraceyon January 29, 2010   Link

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