"She's Right On Time" as written by and Billy Joel....
Turn on all the Christmas lights
Cause baby's coming home tonight
I can hear her footsteps in the street
Turn the choral music higher
Pile more wood upon the fire
That should make the atmosphere complete
I've had to wait forever
But better late than never
She's just in time for me
She's right on time
She's right where she should be
She's right on time
I'm a man with so much tension
Far too many sins to mention
She don't have to take it anymore
But since she said she's coming home
I've torn out all my telephones
Soon she will be walking through that door
I may be going nowhere
But I don't mind if she's there
She's just in time for me
She's right on time
She's right where she should be
She's right on time
Left to my own device
I can always make believe
That there's nothing wrong
Still I will chose to live
In the complicated world
That we shared for so long
Good or bad
Right or wrong
And it occurred to me
While I set up my Christmas tree
She never missed a cue
Or lost a beat
Everytime I lost the meter
There she was when I would need her
Greeting me with footsteps in the street
I guess I should have known it
She'd find the perfect moment
She's just in time for me
She's right on time
She's right where she should be
She's right on time
Turn the choral music higher
Pile more wood upon the fire
That will make the atmosphere complete
I've had to wait forever
But better late than never
She's just in time for me
She's right on time
She's right where she should be
She's right on time
She's right on time
She's right on time





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"She's Right on Time" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentI love this song!!! I guess I really don't know why I like it so much, but I find myself singing it all the time.
    jeterbearon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn concert, Billy Joel described this song as the closest song he has come to writing a Christmas song. It's all pretty much self-explanatory: fate, and having that wonderful person come into your life just when you need them.
    mauroraon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this line in conjunction with the title (musicians will get it):

    Everytime I lost the meter
    There she was when I would need her
    crdesqon March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcrdesg, thanks so much for phrasing what you said the way you did. As a freshman in band, I knew that the two lines you mentioned were musical references (as well as "She never missed a cue or lost a beat"), but I never put two and two together and realized that the actual title of the song has dual meanings: the more obvious one, that says "It's okay that she's coming back now, she's just in time for me, I don't mind that she left and came back," but also the more subtle, musically-referenced one: being in time, musically. So thanks for indirectly pointing that out, I never noticed that, but I think it's pretty cool. (:
    x_standstillon March 20, 2008   Link

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