James

Album: Turnstiles (1976)
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  • James, we were always friends
    From our childhood days
    And we made our plans
    And we had to go our separate ways
    I went on the road
    You pursued an education

    James, do you like your life
    Can you find release
    And will you ever change
    Will you ever write your masterpiece
    Are you still in school
    Living up to expectations, James.

    You were so relied upon, everybody knows how hard you tried
    Hey just look at what a job you’ve done
    Carrying the weight of family pride
    James, you’ve been well behaved
    You’ve been working so hard
    But will you always stay
    Someone else's dream of who you are
    Do what’s good for you, or you’re not good for anybody, James

    I went on the road
    You pursued an education, James
    How you gonna know for sure-everything was so well organized
    Hey now everything is so secure
    And everybody else is satisfied

    James, do you like your life
    Can you find release
    And will you ever change
    When will you write your masterpiece
    Do what’s good for you, or you’re not good for anybody, James Writer/s: BILLY JOEL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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