I wanna live in a better part of town Over the park in a bed of garlands With an ivory banister I can slide down And a man outside that I call Simon I wanna fall asleep in a cashmere nightgown When the ship goes down
I wanna live in a better part of town Where I don't have to hide my diamonds The bourgeois are bubbling around, But they can't touch my sweet asylum They'll put me on the first lifeboat out When the ship goes down When the ship goes down
We deserve a chauffeur in our car Black truffle loaded with caviar White gloves to open up every door Life is short, let's get what we came for Ah, ah, I want more La, la and I'll get what I came for La, la, I want more
I wanna get high and never come down Mountains of white and music so loud I want to die with jewels in my crown When the ship goes down When the ship goes down When the ship goes down
Writer/s: JILLETTE JOHNSON
Publisher: WIND-UP PUBLISHING
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.