Friday night I crashed your party
Saturday I said I'm sorry
Sunday came and trashed me out again
I was only having fun
Wasn't hurting anyone
And we all enjoyed the weekend for a change

I've been stranded in the combat zone
I walked through Bedford Stuy alone
Even rode my motorcycle in the rain
And you told me not to drive
But I made it home alive
So you said that only proves that I'm insane

You may be right
I may be crazy
Oh, but it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
Turn out the light
Don't try to save me
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

Well, remember how I found you there
Alone in your electric chair
I told you dirty jokes until you smiled
You were lonely for a man
I said take me as I am
'Cause you might enjoy some madness for a while

Now think of all the years you tried to
Find someone to satisfy you
I might be as crazy as you say
If I'm crazy, then it's true
That it's all because of you
And you wouldn't want me any other way

You may be right
I may be crazy
Oh, but it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
It's too late to fight
It's too late to change
You may be wrong for all I know
But you may be right

You may be right
I may be crazy
Hey, but it just may be a lunatic you're looking for
Turn out the light
Oh, don't try to save me
You may be wrong for all I know
You may be right

You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right
You may be wrong but you may be right


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You May Be Right Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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  • +4
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    I always get a kick out of the line that he walked thru Bedford Stuy alone. (Bedford Stuy (BedStuy) is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. It definetly ain't the greatest neighborhood and what he's saying is that its dangerous for a white guy to walk thru there. and therefore he's "crazy" for doing it. LOL! (Bedstuy is featured in many of Spike Lee's movies.)

    JeffKaos71on February 26, 2005   Link
  • +2
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    This is my all-nighter study song. "I told you dirty jokes until you smiled"

    mridlenon April 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Ever notice how he says "You told me nots to drive"? Is that a New York City thing, like addressing more than one person as "youse"? (Hey, youse two! C'mere!)

    ProfessorKnowItAllon October 30, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I want this guy. :)

    Thia007on November 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
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    I agree Karl...a real toe tapping beat...but then again so are all the other '80s songs

    SwiSS_StinkSon June 23, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    "And you told me not to drive But I made it home alive So you said that only proves that I'm insane"--Fantastic! And "It just may be a lunatic you're looking for"... I love this song.

    emilieheidelon January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Brilliant song. The 80's.

    [inactive account]on May 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    looooove this song! such an awesome beat to it

    lyss222on July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Brilliant in it's simplicity. No hidden messages here, it's a hard drinkin', devil-may-care wild boy trying to seduce a more cautious, straight laced girl. See also: "Only The Good Die Young".

    gravitonon June 01, 2010   Link
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    I am this guy and I find myself in this situation, but not with the same coyness and success of Billy. But yeah, It's a fun guy trying to get a girl to like him for his kookiness. It's actually a nice message when you think about it

    FanOfFans88on July 05, 2013   Link

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