Billy Joel:James

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“James”
Artist: Billy Joel
Albums: Turnstiles (1976)

James
We were always friends
From our childhood days
And we made our plans
Then we had to go our separate ways
I went on the road
You pursued an education, James

Do you like your life?
Can you find release?
And will you ever change?
Will you ever write your masterpiece?
Are you still in school?
Living up to expectations, James...

You were so relied upon
Everybody knows how hard you tried
Hey...
Ah, look at what a job you done
Carrying the weight of family pride

James
You've been well behaved
You've been working hard
But will you always stay
Someone else's dream of who you are?
Do what's good for you
Or you're not good for anybody, James...

I went on the road
You pursued an education, James...
How you gonna know for sure
When everything was so well organized?
Hey...
Ah, now everything is so secure
And everybody else is satisfied

James
Do you like your life?
Can you find release?
And will you ever change?
When will you write your masterpiece?
Do what's good for you
Or you're not good for anybody, James...