Some days when I'm far away
In a lonely room in a cold seclusion
Some nights when I'm wound so tight
There is no release, there is no solution
In hell there's a big hotel
Where the bar just closed and the windows never opened
No phone so you can't call home
And the TV works, but the clicker is broken
But in the darkness I see your light turned on
You know my weakness, you know how I respond to

CHORUS
Blonde over blue
Your hands are cold, your eyes are fire
Blonde over blue
They shine as though you're burning inside
One word from you is all I need to be inspired
Blonde over blue
I need your inspiration tonight

These days there's a million ways
To be pulled and torn, to be misdirected
These times there are sins and crimes
On the morning shows for the disconnected
I look and I write my book
And I walk away with the wrong impressions
I don't care 'cause I've done my share
And I need some time for my own obsessions
It doesn't matter, I've let that life go by
It's been forgotten 'cause all I wanted was you

CHORUS

These days not a damn soul prays
ANd there is no faith 'cause there's nothing to believe in
THese days only good luck pays
If we don't get paid then we try to get even
I look and I write my book
And I have my say and I draw conclusions
Some nights when I'm wound so tight
There is no release, there is no solution
But in the darkness I see your light turned on
You know my weakness, you know how I respond to

CHORUS





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    General Comment

    I love this song too, best on River of Dreams in my opinion. I love it when he gets schizoprhenic (spelling?)

    rewc27on July 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    I think this song is extremely overlooked on the river of dreams album and i think it is a really good song that could become a single.

    nicob17on May 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    you people are lame for not commenting on this song yet, might be one of the most underrated billy joel songs. ....song owns face.

    Sciegliete Vitaon January 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This is one of many songs about Ms. Brinkley

    pianodudeon November 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Great song, but not hard to interpret. Sometimes he feels distressed, angry, meaninglessly existential, and frustrated. But then she comes with her blonde hair over blue eyes and makes him feel inspired and alive.

    I always liked the lines about the hotel.

    Kreyopresnyon May 14, 2009   Link
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    Definitely an overlooked song. Joel is incredible; his longevity in the field is testament. Saw him in concert in the late 70's. His piano took up much of the stage and blue lights were all around. It was an incredible performance. (I believe I already used that adjective, but Joel is the epitome of incredible:) KREYOPRESNEY pretty much explained the track. I like the line "Your hands are cold, your eyes are fire." I'm guessing "cold" because she's not there with him when he's on the road, but her soul (her energy) radiates with him regardless of the distance.

    MissCharlotteSometimeson September 25, 2011   Link
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    I don't think MissCharlotte is entirely right here. I think the "hands are cold your ice are fire" line represents the issues Billy and Christie were having at the time. This was written as they were breaking up. Her hands were cold because she was distant yes but her eyes being fire shows that she was mad. There was a fire inside her. She was angry at him.

    He was pleading with her in the song that he needs her. Just one word. And she wont give it to him. In the darkness he could see her light in all this craziness that was going on around him but he wasn't allowed in.

    LostonLIon May 21, 2013   Link

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