What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing?
Can't you tell that your tie's too wide?
Maybe I should buy some old tab collars
Welcome back to the age of jive
Where have you been hidin' out lately, honey?
You can't dress trashy 'til you spend a lot of money
Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound, funny
But it's still rock and roll to me

What's the matter with the car I'm driving?
Can't you tell that it's out of style?
Should I get a set of whitewall tires?
Are you gonna cruise a miracle mile?
Nowadays, you can't be too sentimental
Your best bet's a true baby blue Continental
Hot funk, cool punk, even if it's old junk
It's still rock and roll to me

Oh, it doesn't matter what they say in the papers
'Cause it's always been the same old scene
There's a new band in town but you can't get the sound
From a story in a magazine
Aimed at your average teen

How about a pair of pink sidewinders
And a bright orange pair of pants?
Well, you could really be a Beau Brummel baby
If you just give it half a chance
Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers
You get more mileage from a cheap pair of sneakers
Next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways
It's still rock and roll to me

Ooh, what's the matter with the crowd I'm seeing?
Don't you know that they're out of touch?
Well, should I try to be a straight-A student?
If you are then you think too much
Don't you know about the new fashion, honey?
All you need are looks and a whole lotta money
It's the next phase, new wave, dance craze, anyways
It's still rock and roll to me
Everybody's talkin' 'bout the new sound, funny
But it's still rock and roll to me

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It's Still Rock and Roll to Me Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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  • +3
    General Comment
    Billy Joel is such a talented artist and makes some great comments about society in this song. What I got from the song is that, no matter if its pop, funk, punk, grunge, new wave, emo, or any other type of rock, it all goes back to the roots of Rock and Roll. Also, in the same sense, no matter what is popular, it will always have the same influence on the people, with the current trends.
    ChuckBeanson January 28, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment
    Weird Al wrote a parody to this song called "It's Still Billy Joel To Me", but Billy Joel and Christee Brinkley (who were together at the time) hated it, and it was never released on cd...but anyway, I love this song
    lilamishgirl26on March 05, 2005   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning
    The song has a lot of sarcasm directed at people obsessed with being in style, knowing the latest trends, and having the newest stuff. Billy Joel is essentially saying that in the end, it's all about the music, not about being cool and current.
    IfollowJCon May 18, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    joking eh..... not funny..... well like i said i am a #1 ozzy fan along with alice in chains rob zombie acdc guns n roses metallica velvet revolver (gnr is better tho) van halen nirvana trapt etc etc etc well i just remember a time when someone was rocking back in their stool at MY house and fell str8 backwards and banged there head it was u phalupe so im not the one that was dropped and i remember we were like 4 and i remember we were eating fig newtons lol so u were the one that fell...... jp but its true tho
    #1ozzfanon July 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Couldn't you guys have emailed each other instead of wasting the space on this board?
    Down623on October 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    Two retards took over this comment page... They should be baninnated! (Or at least delete their divel.)
    TehGreatMutatoon December 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    Duh, be your own person.
    Caiton May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    billy got a lot of flac over this song, one critic said it was the worst rock tribute song ever written, i think it's very ironic and funny
    freddysgirlon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    Really, some people just seem sort of dense. Howcome few people understand the fact that it's a parody? The only weak thing about this song is that the record version doesn't really get me going. Hearing it live is MUCH better.
    Good OL MCon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    LOL....ok then...i think i know who got dropped on their head when they were a baby...i'm joking...but anyway...billy joel music is awesome!!!!!!!
    phalupeon July 20, 2005   Link

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