Lif from Quemado, NmFirst, I have to say I'm a die-hard Led Zeppelin fan. That explains why I keep waiting for Plant to open up and really SING. This song would have been incredible if the singing wasn't so... surface.
"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.