Baby all the lights are turned on you
Now you're in the center of the stage
Everything revolves on what you do
Ah, you are in your prime; you've come of age

And you can always have your way somehow
But everybody loves you now

You can walk away from your mistakes
You can turn your back on what you do
Just a little smile is all it takes
Yeah, you can have your cake and eat it too

Loneliness will get to you somehow
But everybody loves you now

Ah, they all want your white body
And they await your reply
Ah, but between you and me and the Staten Island ferry
So do I

All the people want to know your name
Soon there will be lines outside your door
Feelings do not matter in your game
Yeah, 'cause nothing's gonna touch you anymore

So your life is only living anyhow
And everybody loves you now

Close your eyes when you don't want to see
Stay at home when you don't want to go
Only speak to those who will agree
Yeah, and close your mind when you don't want to know

You have lost you innocence somehow
But everybody loves you now

Ah, you know that nothing lasts forever
And it's all been done before
Ah, but you ain't got the time to go to Cold Spring Harbor
No more

See how all the people gather 'round
Hey, isn't it a thrill to see them crawl?
Keep your eyes ahead and don't look down
Yeah, and lock yourself inside your sacred wall

This is what you wanted; ain't you proud?
Cause everybody loves you now

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Everybody Loves You Now Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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  • +2
    General CommentKinda reminds me of Daisy from the Great Gatsby; the golden princess who leaves others to clean up after her mess. She's so beautiful, but deep inside she's a bad person.
    ThaneOfNothingnesson May 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about even though everybody praises, you nobody really understands or cares about you.
    animaliaon December 08, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaren't we a just a tiny bit bitter? LOL! What awesome commentary. Billy is great!
    LolaBaton November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love how real billy joels music is. ive grown up in this area and all of the specific references he makes continue to make me smile. he is continually reminding us that he is a real person and he knows how to make listeners relate.
    joelhendrixLOVEon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAbout a person how finally reaches their stardom and sarcastically points out that the everybody loves you now.
    uglytunaon February 18, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningIf thought of in the context of suicide... Then the lyrics all makes sense. I understand thay Billy Joel struggeled with suicide a couple of times... Thank God he is still with us!

    At a funeral you take over the agenda "everthing revolves on what you do" the lights are turned on you and the lines form outside the door. Your white body ... Well without explaining anything further... If you compare the lyrics to suicide... Then everything rings together..

    Suicide is a difficult topic to broach.. Billy Joel does it masterfully by keeping it subliminal. Blatant lyrics would offend some... Even bringing up the topic can repel many... Yet suicide touches I think all of us especially as we get older...I think we all know someone.,,, So it is an important topic. Suicide is of corse evil but discussing it is important..
    Henzoon April 02, 2018   Link

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