She waits for me at night
She waits for me in silence
She gives me all her tenderness
And takes away my pain

And so far she hasn't run
Though I swear she's had her moments
She still believes in miracles
While others cry in vain

It's all about soul
It's all about faith and a deeper devotion
It's all about soul
'Cause under the love is a stronger emotion

She's got to be strong
'Cause so many things getting out of control
Should drive her away, so why does she stay?
It's all about soul

She turns to me sometimes
And she asks me what I'm dreaming
And I realize I must have gone
A million miles away

And I ask her how she knew
To reach out for me at that moment
And she smiles because it's understood
There are no words to say

It's all about soul
It's all about knowing what someone is feeling
The woman's got soul
The power of love and the power of healing

This life isn't fair
It's gonna get dark, it's gonna get cold
You've got to get tough, but that ain't enough
It's all about soul

Ah
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na (oh-oh-oh)
It's all about soul
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Yes, it is

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na (oh-oh-oh)
It's all about soul
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na

There are people who have lost
Every trace of human kindness
There are many who have fallen
There are some who still survive

Ah, she comes to me at night
And she tells me her desires
And she gives me all the love I need
To keep my faith alive

It's all about soul
It's all about joy that comes out of sorrow
It's all about soul
Who's standing now, who's standing tomorrow

You've got to be hard
As hard as the rock in that old rock 'n' roll
But that's only part, you know in your heart
It's all about soul

Oh, yeah
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na (oh-oh-oh)
It's all about soul
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Yes, it is

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na (oh-oh-oh)
All about soul
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Yes, it is, yeah-yeah-yeah

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na (oh-oh-oh)
It's all about soul
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na
Yes, it is, yeah-yeah-yeah


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All About Soul Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentI love this song so much! Billy Joel sends such a great message. It's all about soul.
    Amanda33on February 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy partner says its about me and him and thats funny cause hes not an emotional guy and ive seen him cry when this song plays and he thinks im not looking.xox
    djhtjlon July 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know why no-one has mentioned anything about this song yet....I guess because it's pretty straightforward!! I think it's true - everything is all about soul. And when you know someone well enough to know their thoughts then you know their soul. I love this song.
    leaneyson March 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis has always been the song I listen to when I feel like I need to try to help fix things in one of my guy friends' lives. There's something about the strength of a woman that they'll never be able to name or place but that they'll always somehow need. Kudos for Billy, for figuring out the words to explain the quiet steadiness of the female of the species.
    luckypairofshoeson March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAll About Soul refers to the purity of heart and the unwillingness to go down emotionally.
    hiddenaway4everon October 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always find this song particularly sad, because I think he wrote it for Christie Brinkley, saying how her strengths and soul have made his life complete...

    and then she goes off and marries some other guy.
    MithrandirBoon March 03, 2006   Link
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    Memorywow,if i ever marry my current boyfriend this is our wedding song.
    he sings it to me often, for 7 years he went through a hard time he had no faith,no hope and he says i dragged him through it i made him believe in love even when others told me he was a lost cause.there was times it was hard and i never gave up i never ran and i wont.
    he also says i havnt been harden by it or my not so grand life and im not selfish or hating
    so he says the part where it says (there are some who still remain )thats me,
    and everything i do i do with soul and truth .
    happyloveon January 17, 2013   Link

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