By the time Billy Joel came to record River Of Dreams
, he had become disillusioned with the music business. He sings on the album's closing track:.
"These are the last words I have to say
That's why this took so long to write
There will be other words some other day
But that's the story of my life"
Co-producer Danny Kortchmar
explained in Mojo
magazine: "He was intimating that he might be running out of ideas and becoming less happy with writing Pop songs. That's why the last song on the album is called 'Famous Last Words.'"