Lirik Lagu Billy Joel "Piano Man" dan Impian-impian Lapuk

Piano Man — Billy Joel

Lagu Piano Man yang dinyanyikan Billy Joel berkisah tentang orang-orang biasa yang terjebak dalam satu pekerjaan atau kehidupan, sementara dalam lubuk hati mereka punya impian lain — berharap melakukan pekerjaan lain atau punya kehidupan lain. Sayangnya, mereka tak berani melakukannya.

Contohnya, John, karib si Piano Man yang selalu gemar membantu. John punya impian jadi bintang film — namun ia tak pernah berani meninggalkan kotanya. Ada Paul yang terlalu sibuk jual-beli rumah sembari nyambi nulis novel sampai-sampai tak pernah menyempatkan diri mencari pendamping hidup yang sebenarnya ia butuhkan. Juga ada Davy yang seumur hidup sepertinya tak bakal punya nyali untuk meninggalkan dinasnya di angkatan laut yang ingin sekali ia lepaskan. Selain itu, ada seorang pengusaha yang kesepian ditemani pramusaji yang juga kesepian dengan cita-citanya ingin meniti karir politik.

Orang-orang ini datang ke bar yang sama untuk menikmati alunan nyanyian si Piano Man demi sesaat melupakan hidup yang getir sambil mengenang impian yang memang barangkali tinggal kenangan karena tak pernah mewujud — atau tepatnya, tak pernah dicoba diwujudkan. Dikelilingi impian-impian yang lapuk, mereka semua bertanya kepada Piano Man: "Mengapa pula kau berada di tempat ini?"



LIRIK LAGU "PIANO MAN"
BILLY JOEL

It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin

He says, "Son, can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes."

la la la, di da da
La la, di di da da dum

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us all feelin' alright

Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
But there's some place that he'd rather be
He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."
As his smile ran away from his face
"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place"

Oh, la la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum

Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the Navy
And probably will be for life

And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessman slowly gets stoned
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinkin' alone

sing us a song you're the piano man
sing us a song tonight
well we're all in the mood for a melody
and you got us all feeling alright

It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
And the manager gives me a smile
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
To forget about their life for a while
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival ****
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?"

Oh, la la la, di da da
La la, di da da da dum

sing us a song you're the piano man
sing us a song tonight
well we're all in the mood for a melody
and you got us all feeling alright.

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