Mariah from New York, NyI think this is just a beautiful love song about how their love is so strong, it's contagious.
Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song is played in the opening credits for the film (500) Days of Summer. Beautiful, intense song!
Elaine from Sydney, AustraliaI always thought it was about the immigrant experience, coming to New York for a new life where the consensus eventually turns on you - "and later say it's all our fault". The statue of us always equated the statue of Liberty to me, the first thing seen by those coming in on ships from Europe, which symbolised the new hope of those who had immigrated.
Olivia from Chicago, IlI don't know that that's what this song is about. I always thought it was about saints, Christian saints, how people make statues out of them you know.
"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.