"Roberta" as written by and Billy Joel....
Roberta, you say you know me
But I see only what you're paid to show me
Oh, I wish you had the time
Oh, I wish you had the time

Oh, Roberta, I understand you
I know you need to move in other circles too;
It's tough for me, it's tough for you

Roberta, how I've adored you
I'd ask you over but I can't afford you
Oh, I wish you'd take the time
Oh, I wish you'd take the time

Oh, Roberta, the night goes slowly
I know you're workin' but you must get lonely too;
It's tough for me, ah, it's tough for you

And I'm in a bad way and wanna make love to you, ooh, ooh

Oh, I wish you had the time
Oh, I wish you had the time
Oh, Roberta, I really need you
But I suppose that my small change won't see you through;
It's tough for me, ah, it's tough for you


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"Roberta" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentOk, well, I'm pretty sure Roberta is a prostitute, but the song is really about unrequited love and loneliness.
    kathy10154on December 09, 2016   Link
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    General CommentGetting it on with a lady of the night...

    He's into that sort of thing, you know.
    Surfpicoon March 14, 2006   Link

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