I didn't want to do it but I got too lonely
I had to call you up in the middle of the night
I know it's awful hard to try to make love long distance
But I really needed stimulation
Though it was only my imagination

It's just a fantasy (oh oh oh oh)
It's not the real thing (oh oh oh oh)
It's just a fantasy (oh oh oh oh)
It's not the real thing (oh oh oh oh)
But sometimes a fantasy (oh oh oh oh)
Is all you need, oh oh oh

When am I gonna take control get a hold of my emotions
Why does it only seem to hit me in the middle of the night
You told me there's a number I can always dial for assistance
I don't want to deal with outside action
Only you can give me satisfaction

It's just a fantasy (oh oh oh oh)
It's not the real thing (oh oh oh oh)
It's just a fantasy (oh oh oh oh)
It's not the real thing (oh oh oh oh)
But sometimes a fantasy (oh oh oh oh)
Is all you need, oh oh oh

Sure it would be better if I had you here to hold me
Be better baby but believe me it's the next best thing
I'm sure there's many times you've wanted me to hear your secrets
Don't be afraid to say the words that move me
Anytime you want to tell them to me

It's just a fantasy
It's not the real thing
It's just a fantasy
It's not the real thing
But sometimes a fantasy
Is all you need
Just a fantasy (it's just a fantasy)
It's not the real thing (it's not the real thing)
It's just a fantasy (it's just a fantasy)
It's not the real thing (it's not the real thing)
It's just a fantasy (it's just a fantasy)
It's not the real thing (it's not the real thing)
It's just a fantasy (it's just a fantasy)
It's not the real thing (it's not the real thing)
Just a fantasy (it's just a fantasy)
It's not the real thing (it's not the real thing)
It's just a fantasy (it's just a fantasy)
It's not the real thing (it's not the real thing)


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Sometimes a Fantasy Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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    i adore this song it's very sexy.

    freddysgirlon May 29, 2002   Link
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    It's about phone sex. Very simple and easy to understand. The music video is great; Billy's in a dirty motel room, and the girl he calls is in a bright white house, wearing some sorta white silk thing...and at first she's like 'Ugh what a loser', and she ends up giving in to him.

    lilamishgirl26on March 05, 2005   Link
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    i agree that it is about phone sex, but i think it refers to being away from your partner all the time eg on tour and still wanting to have a sex life with them. and as he says it might give a new dimension to the relationship by being able to talk about things that you couldn't admit to in person.

    freddysgirlon June 05, 2005   Link
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    I listened to this song for the first time in about 2 years today. I had kind of passed it off, but I forgot how much of a good tight smooth beat the verse had, especially with the snare. Musically overlooked at best.

    I agree with amishgirl in the sense that they don't have much of a personal relationship but that it's all phone sex. It might even be a sex hotline he's calling, not a real person. He seems too emotionally detached especially in the first verse when he's feeling slightly guilty and he's bashing himself about the head to get some extra sympathy to whomever he's talking to.

    But yeah, essentially phone sex.

    T_D_Phoenixon March 07, 2008   Link
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    This song sounds so New-Wave with the synth and his singing style. I like it.

    destructingparabola1on April 20, 2011   Link
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    General Comment

    I think it's him trying to tell his girl he needs a little spice while he's away from her. And if she's not going to get it from her, he's going to live a fantasy with a sex hot line

    FanOfFans88on July 05, 2013   Link
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    Its about wanking

    Rockheimon February 06, 2015   Link

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