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Funniest Lyrics, Billy Joel

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Billy Joel's, "52nd Street"
The Funny Lyrics:
One, two, and I hear the song say
Why They're funny:
Funny, but in the beginning, a line can be heard faintly by Billy Joel.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "A Room Of Our Own"
The Funny Lyrics:
Got to have a little elbow room of my own
Why They're funny:
"Elbow room" is basically a corner; it seems funny that he would mention it.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "Big Man On Mulberry Street"
The Funny Lyrics:
So in my small way I'm a big man on Mulberry Street
I don't mean all day
Only at night when I'm light on my feet
Why They're funny:
'Light on my feet' is one of my favorite phrases in life. The person stomps the light bulb lit from the lamp! wow! In the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures' comic book, the luuuusssshhhh----y Leonardo inside giant robot body of Krang's, said 'Whoa! Kinda bumpy in here, I wish Krang was lighter on his feet' with Donatello.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "Big Shot"
The Funny Lyrics:
You had the Dom Perignon in your hand
And the spoon up your nose
Why They're funny:
At least *he* didn't have the spoon in *his* hand and the Dom Perignon up *his* nose. That would've been embarrassing.
Submitted by: Joe Mello
Billy Joel's, "Goodnight Saigon"
The Funny Lyrics:
And who was wrong, and who was right,
it didn't matter in the peak of the fight
Why They're funny:
Well actually wouldn't it have mattered very much? I mean you don't wanna wind up killing someone on your side, or the side you think is right, you wanna kill the enemy, don't you?
Submitted by: Mike Florio
Billy Joel's, "Leave A Tender Moment Alone"
The Funny Lyrics:
But it's not only me
Breaking down when the tension gets high
Just when I'm in a serious mood
She is suddenly quiet and shy.
Why They're funny:
Pressure is breaking down when it gets high. This lady is suddenly quiet and shy. Well??
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "Modern Woman"
The Funny Lyrics:
You see her sitting with her coffee and her paper
In the morning she leaves you with your coffee and your paper
Why They're funny:
Sorry, but some people work alone with their coffee and their paper...including me.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"
The Funny Lyrics:
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."
Why They're funny:
Some might recognize the REACHING metonymy here, but to others --- Guess the younger man took back his clothes!
Submitted by: Kayla McSwain
Billy Joel's, "Running On Ice"
The Funny Lyrics:
I'm slipping and sliding, 'cause I'm running on ice.
Why They're funny:
Well of course, Billy. Trying to run on such a slick surface is going to inevitably make you slip and slide. Hope you don't get hurt in the process.
Submitted by: Alex
Billy Joel's, "Sleeping With The Television On"
The Funny Lyrics:
Tomorrow morning you'll wake up with the white noise
Why They're funny:
White noise from the television in the morning!?!? That's too loud! That'll REALLY wake you up!
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "Temptation"
The Funny Lyrics:
And I can just hear all my friends say
'Better watch out, you're losing your touch!'
She's such a temptation
Why They're funny:
Kind of a mixed message here.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "The Entertainer"
The Funny Lyrics:
So I've learned to dance with a hand in my pants
Why They're funny:
He wouldn't be able to use that hand when dancing; it would be rather difficult, I would imagine.
Submitted by: Joe Mello
Billy Joel's, "We Didn't Start The Fire"
The Funny Lyrics:
Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland
Why They're funny:
Wow, Billy Joel mentions two Disney movies and a Disney theme park in this line. However Elvis was not part of Disney. Anyway, that made me laugh!
Submitted by: WhizkidF
Billy Joel's, "Where's The Orchestra?"
The Funny Lyrics:
Where's the orchestra?
Wasn't this supposed to be a musical?
Here I am in the balcony
How the hell could I have missed the overture?
Why They're funny:
Self-explanatory.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
Billy Joel's, "You May Be Right"
The Funny Lyrics:
I've been stranded in the combat zone
I walked through Bedford Stuy alone
Even rode my motorcycle in the rain.
Why They're funny:
'Motorcycle in the rain' makes the engine sputter and rattle. That sounds a bit funny.
Submitted by: Diane Berth

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