"Oyster Bay" as written by and Billy Joel....
From my room I see the blue pacific ocean
Yes, my hotel has me right beside the shore
Well today it's San Fransisco and tomorrow it's LA
And I feel I've been this way before

Well my woman helps my feet to keep on walking
But my manager, he stands right outside the door
Yes, there's a up and coming superstar and he's getting rave reviews
But there ain't no time for fishing anymore

I never thought that things would go this far,
I never thought I'd be here today,
I never thought I'd be a superstar,
And, Jesus Christ, I wish that I was back in Oyster Bay takin' it easy

Ooo yeah

Well there's lots of friendly folks that say goodmorning
But somehow you know I just don't believe there smiles
I'd be New York City bound where I could be among my friends
But the road back home it seems a million miles

I can see the lights of Hollywood below me
But somehow they just don't move me like they should
I know it's hard to understand, but I would be a fisherman
If I only had the chance you know I would

I never thought that things would go this far,
I never thought I'd be here today,
I never thought I'd be a superstar,
Oh, Jesus Christ, I wish that I was back in Oyster Bay takin' it easy

Drinking my wine all day
Happy to be that way
I'm gonna get back some time
Find me some peace of mind (x3)


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    General CommentGreat song - he wrote and recorded this in 73, right before he became a superstar. It pretty much sums up his life now.
    Surfpicoon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song, along with "Entertainer", "Worse Comes to Worst" (originally "New Mexico") and "Everybody LOves You Now" pretty much sums up his attitude towards the music business and being a star (they boht pretty much suck).
    crdesqon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the chorus, just to let you know, I never thought id be here today, it is really I never thought Id be this way.
    globbertson April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the chorus, just to let you know, I never thought id be here today, it is really I never thought Id be this way.
    globbertson April 23, 2006   Link

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