Now we take our time So nonchalant And spend our nights So bon vivant We dress our days In silken robes The money comes The money goes We know it's all a passing phase...
We light our lamps For atmosphere And hang our hopes On chandeliers We're going long We're gaining weight We're sleeping long And far too late And so it's times To change our ways But I've loved these days
Now as we indulge In things refined We hide our hearts From harder times A string of pearls A foreign car Oh we can only go so far On caviar and Cabernay
We drown our doubts In dry champagne And soothe our souls With fine cocaine I don't know why I ever care We'll get so high And get nowhere We'll have to change our jaded ways... But I've loved these days
So before we end And then begin We'll drink a toast to how it's been A few more hours to be complete A few more nights on satin sheets A few more times that I can say... I've loved these days
Writer/s: BILLY JOEL
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.