I'm young enough to see the passionate boy that I used to be
But I'm old enough to say I got a good look at the other side
I know we got to work real hard, maybe even for the rest of our lives
But right now I just want to take what I can get tonight

While the night is still young
I want to keep making love to you
While the night is still young

I'd like to settle down
Gettin' married and maybe have a child someday
I can see a time coming when I'm gonna throw my suitcase out
No more separations
Where you have to say goodnight to a telephone
Baby I've decided that ain't what this life is all about
Oh

While the night is still young
While I keep making love to you
While the night is still young
I want to try to make the world brand new
While the night is still young

Rock and Roll music was the only thing I
Ever gave a damn about
There was something that was missing
But I never used to wonder why
Now I know you're the one
Who's gonna make things right again
And I may lose the battle
But you're giving me the will to try
Oh

While the night is still young
Because the night is still young
I've got a lot of catching up I've got to do

While the night is still young
While the night is still young
Oh
While the night is still young
I want to try to make the world brand new
While the night is still young
I wanna keep making love to you
While the night is still young
While the night is still young
While the night is still young


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The Night Is Still Young Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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    This song is really beautiful but i am not sure what billy intended it to be about. I always think it is about getting the important things done while you can.

    freddysgirlon October 17, 2004   Link
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    I heard an interview where BJ said the lyrics are sung by him in two tracks - a high voice (representing a young man) and a low voice (representing an old man)....but I still don't get it.

    crdesqon March 08, 2006   Link
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    At age 37 I think I understand this song in a way I haven't been able to over the past couple of decades. There's a space in between youth and middle age that's rife with struggle, doubt, resistance to aging and regret. Lots of regret. This song captures that moment when both "worlds" come together, but youth wins by a nose.

    bill679on March 22, 2007   Link
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    I think this song is about pure regret in a liberal life, maybe joel is expressing how much he regrets not having a loved one by his side, but at the time there is nothing he can do about it, so he just wants to take what he can in the meantime... He wishes to settle down, and have someone by his side, not having any separations.

    I can see a time coming when I'm gonna throw my suitcase out No more separations Where you have to say goodnight to a telephone Baby I've decided that ain't what life is all about

    javerianoon September 20, 2007   Link

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