If it seems like I've been lost In let's remember If you think I'm feeling older And missing my younger days Oh, then you should have known Me much better Cause my past is something that never Got in my way Oh no
Still I would not be here now If I never had the hunger And I'm not ashamed to say The wild boys were my friends Oh Cause I never felt the desire 'Til their music set me on fire And then I was saved, yeah That's why I'm keeping the faith Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Keeping the faith
We wore matador boots Only Flagg Brothers had them with the Cuban heel Iridescent socks with the same color shirt And a tight pair of chinos Oh I put on my shark skin jacket You know the kind with the velvet collar And ditty-bop shades Oh yeah I took a fresh pack of Luckies And a mint called Sen-Sen My old man's Trojans And his Old Spice after shave Oh Combed my hair in a pompadour Like the rest of the Romeos wore A permanent wave Yeah We were keeping the faith Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Keeping the faith
You can get just so much From a good thing You can linger too long In your dreams Say goodbye to the Oldies but goodies Cause the good ole days weren't Always good And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems
Learned stickball as a formal education Lost a lot of fights But it taught me how to lose O.K. Oh I heard about sex But not enough I found you could dance And still look tough anyway Oh yes I did I found out a man ain't just being macho Ate an awful lot of late night drive-in food Drank a lot of take-home pay I thought I was the Duke of Earl When I made it with a red-haired girl In the Chevrolet Oh yeah We were keeping the faith Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Keeping the faith
You know the good ole days weren't Always good And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems
Now I told you my reasons For the whole revival Now I'm going outside to have An ice cold beer in the shade Oh I'm going to listen to my 45's Ain't it wonderful to be alive When the rock 'n' roll plays Yeah When the memory stays Yeah I'm keeping the faith Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Keeping the faith I'm keeping the faith Yes I am
Writer/s: BILLY JOEL
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Stukka63 from St.augustine,fla.This song is kick ass. It’s full of innuendos, so take it any way you want it.
Dawn from MaineOn another song site that gives more detail about the lyrics of the song, it says that "Wild Boys" are a reference to Billy Joel growing up in NY/NJ and West Side Story. This song came out when I was about 12 and I thought the "Wild Boys" were a reference to Duran Duran's song - like Billy was saying he wasn't too cool to say Duran Duran was cool too. It's a little funny I thought that though, as the songs were out simultaneously. I have seen West Side Story quite a bit, however, and can't think of anything that is named Wild Boys, capital W capital B, but maybe it just means that they were "wild boys" (lower case letters)?
Adam from York, Pa"When I made it with a red haired girl in a chevrolet" My first dance was with a red-haired girl to a slightly more famous billy joel song, piano man.
Darrell from EugeneThis song brings back lots of memories of when I was a young man. By the way, Sen-Sen mints taste like fire.
Manuel from Santo Domingo, OtherGreat song, great lyrics, I love billy Joel
Ken from Louisville, KyAt the end of the music video, Joe Piscopo makes a cameo appearance "doing" his Sinatra immitation. He tips a shoeshine boy $100 and tells him to "keep the faith". Sinatra often gave HUGE tips to shoeshine boys and bell boys.
Ken from Louisville, KyBilly Joel performed this on NBC's "Today Show" in 2005. He said it was the first time he had ever performed this song on a television show.
Ken from Louisville, KyThe music video was VERY reminicent to George Harrison's video for "This Song", as both were set in "rock and roll court". In the plot to the Joel video, Billy was on trial for not "keeping the faith".
Ken from Louisville, KyMany radio stations dubbed in the word "Lucky's" for "Trojan's" in the line "My old man's Trojan's", not wishing to give free advertising to a brand of condoms.
John from Monvtille, NjGreat friggin' song. Billy is a superb lyricist.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.