Sitting here in Avalon, looking at the pouring rain
Summertime has come and gone and everybody's home again
Closing down for the season, I found the last of the souvenirs
I can still taste the wedding cake and it's sweet after all these years

These are the last words I have to say
That's why it took so long to write
There will be other words some other day
But that's the story of my life

Comfort in my coffee cup, apples in the early fall
They're pulling all the moorings up and gathering at the Legion Hall
Swept away all the streamers after the Labor Day parade
There's nothing left for a dreamer now, only one final serenade

And these are the last words I have to say
Before another age goes by
With all those other songs I have to play
But that's the story of my life

And it's so clear standing here where I am
Ain't that what justice is for?
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn anymore

Hey-hey-hey

Stack the chairs on the table tops
Hang the sheets on the chandeliers
It slows down but it never stops
Ain't it sweet after all these years

And these are the last words I have to say
It's always hard to say goodbye
But now it's time to put this book away
And that's the story of my life

These are the last words I have to say
That's why it took so long to write
There will be other words some other day
Ain't that the story of my life, oh

These are the last words I have to say
Before another age goes by
With all those other songs I have to play
Ain't that the story of my life


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Famous Last Words Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentThis is not his final goodbye so to speak. It's his bittersweet "I'll see you later". He's saying I'll be back some other time to fulfill my obligations to my music, but this is all i'm gonna have for a while, but he'll be back again on tour and what not...after he overcomes there being nothing left in him to write about his life...he's given us his entire life in his career and in his music, now it's his time to just starting living his own life that he doesn't have to share with the public. There will be other words some other day means that when he has lived more of his life he'll be back to write about it if it's something significant enough, but as for now that's all he's got to tell...i'm so proud of this man...check out Vienna and think of a guy my age in college
    SoulfullREALon January 26, 2005   Link

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