Modern Woman

Album: The Bridge (1986)
Charted: 10
  • You see her sitting with her coffee and her paper
    With her high top sneakers of Italian design
    With a long cool stare she aggravates the tension
    Makes up her face while she makes up her mind

    Now you're in trouble, maybe she's an intellectual
    What if she figures out you're not very smart
    Or maybe she's the quiet type who's into heavy metal
    Boy, you got to get it settled
    Cause she's breaking your heart

    Don't try to put on an act
    You can't do that to a modern woman
    And you're an old fashioned man
    She understands the things you're doin'
    She's a modern woman

    She looks sleek and she seems so professional
    She's got a lot of confidence, it's easy to see
    You want to make a move
    But you feel so inferior
    Cause under that exterior
    Is someone who's free

    She's got style and she's got her own money
    So she's not another honey you can quickly disarm
    She's got the eyes that make you realize
    She won't be hypnotized by your usual charm

    You've got your plan of attack
    That won't attract the modern woman
    Whe you're an old fashioned man
    She understands the things you're doin'
    She's a modern woman

    Time goes by and you're sharing an apartment
    She says she loves you but she doesn't know why
    In the morning she leaves you with your coffee and your paper
    It's a strange situation for an old fashioned guy

    But times have changed
    Things are not the same, baby
    You overcame such a bad attitude
    Rock and roll just used to be for kicks
    And nowadays it's politics
    And after 1986 what else could be new

    You got to learn to relax
    And face the facts of modern woman
    And you're an old fashioned man
    She understands the things you're doin'
    She's a modern woman Writer/s: BILLY JOEL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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