Famous Last Words

Album: River Of Dreams (1993)
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  • Sitting here in Avalon, looking at the pouring rain
    Summertime has come and gone and everybody's home again
    Closing down for the season, I found the last of the souvenirs
    I can still taste the wedding cake and it's sweet after all these years

    These are the last words I have to say
    That's why it took so long to write
    There will be other words some other day
    But that's the story of my life

    Comfort in my coffee cup, apples in the early fall
    They're pulling all the moorings up and gathering at the Legion Hall
    Swept away all the streamers after the Labor Day parade
    There's nothing left for a dreamer now, only one final serenade

    And these are the last words I have to say
    Before another age goes by
    With all those other songs I have to play
    But that's the story of my life

    And it's so clear standing here where I am
    Ain't that what justice is for?
    Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn anymore

    Hey-hey-hey

    Stack the chairs on the table tops
    Hang the sheets on the chandeliers
    It slows down but it never stops
    Ain't it sweet after all these years

    And these are the last words I have to say
    It's always hard to say goodbye
    But now it's time to put this book away
    And that's the story of my life

    These are the last words I have to say
    That's why it took so long to write
    There will be other words some other day
    Ain't that the story of my life, oh

    These are the last words I have to say
    Before another age goes by
    With all those other songs I have to play
    Ain't that the story of my life Writer/s: Billy Joel
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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