Listen boy
Don't want to see you let a good thing
Slip away

You know I don't like watching
Anybody make the same mistakes
I made

She's a real nice girl
And she's always there for you
But a nice girl wouldn't tell you what you should do

Listen boy
I'm sure that you think you got it all
Under control

You don't want somebody telling you
The way to stay in someone's soul

You're a big boy now
You'll never let her go
But that's just the kind of thing
She ought to know

Tell her about it
Tell her everything you feel
Give her every reason to accept
That you're for real

Tell her about it
Tell her all your crazy dreams
Let her know you need her
Let her know how much she means

Listen boy
It's not automatically a certain guarantee
To insure yourself
You've got to provide communication constantly

When you love someone
You're always insecure
And there's only one good way
To reassure

Tell her about it
Let her know how much you care
When she can't be with you
Tell her you wish you were there

Tell her about it
Every day before you leave
Pay her some attention
Give her something to believe

Cause now and then
She'll get to worrying
Just because you haven't spoken
For so long
Though you may not have done anything
Will that be a consolation when she's gone

Listen boy
It's good information from a man
Who's made mistakes

Just a word or two that she gets from you
Could be the difference that it makes

She's a trusting soul
She's put her trust in you
But a girl like that won't tell you
What you should do

Tell her about it
Tell her everything you feel
Give her every reason
To accept that you're for real

Tell her about it
Tell her all your crazy dreams
Let her know you need her
Let her know how much she means

Tell her about it
Tell her how you feel right now
Tell her about it
The girl don't want to wait too long
You got to tell her about it
Tell her now and you won't go wrong
You got to tell her about it
Before it gets too late
You got to tell her about it
You know the girl don't want
To wait--you got to
Tell her about it

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  • +5
    General CommentThis song makes it seem so easy, when in reality it can be the hardest thing in the world to take his advice. It's a good morale booster though.
    beckSteinon September 25, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"when you love someone, you're always insecure." right on.
    luckye225on May 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentevery guy should listen to this song. sooooo true.
    undrpinkmoonlighton February 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGUYS - would you please heed Bill Joel's advice and just TALK to your girlfriends/wives? That's all women really want. Seriously!
    capricorn773on September 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, normstore. Way to not get this song at all. I don't think it's literally saying tell her everything evar!!! I think it's more telling the listener to not be afraid to open up about how you feel for your lady.

    And Pixeleen, I don't think he's saying apologize even if you didn't do anything. It's saying that you should talk to her if she seems upset and find out what's wrong. You'll be more likely to fix things, and less likely to be viewed by her, as someone who doesn't care to know what's wrong.

    You don't have to literally talk about everything. You just have to be willing to be open emotionally, which is something that I don't think some guys feel okay doing.
    uberwekknesson May 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song proves that Billy Joel is a true bro.
    slamkingon September 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionGood advice for men - and for women, too. Everyone feels insecure. Talk to your partner.
    BeautyUntamedon September 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcouldnt have sed it better that is so true......and the only way is to definetley have her reaussure they love her...its always the worse trying to hope she still does..and its the bets feeling wen she just says i love you or i miss you
    Duffmyster99on September 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe clip to this song is really amazing with billy "performing" on the ed sullivan show, and reaching people through the camera. It really complements the song. Nice cameo by Rodney Dangerfield too, May he rest in piece.
    freddysgirlon October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my best guy friends had a crush on one my my best girl friends, all the advice I gave him came from this song.
    And about the music video, does anyone know what it says at the bottom of the screen at the end, when it shows some Russian guy dancing to the song?
    lilamishgirl26on March 05, 2005   Link

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