Things are okay with me these days Got a good job, got a good office Got a new wife, got a new life And the family's fine We lost touch long ago You lost weight I did not know You could ever look so good after So much time. Billy Joel hung around with my crowd at the Villiage Green on levittown Parkway. These were know as Village Greens. Usually we wound up there for the night, drank beers, met girls, etc. My older brother was friends with Billy Joel and he was at my house many times. I guess this was done because in the show after this song came the Viet Nam war.
In an interview, Joel cites the second side of The Beatles album Abbey Road as one of the main influences behind it. The lyric then concludes by returning to the restaurant scene. He writes about ordinary people with ordinary problems. I like when the beat picks up at the beggining of Brenda and Eddie. Without expressed permission, all uses other than home and private use are forbidden. I know I took some liberties mainly in the time period depicted on screen , but I think the essence of the song is pretty much captured by a bunch of 20 year old idealist students full of dreams. They for a in a Very nice style But it's the same in the end They got a as a matter Of course And they the closest Of friends Then the king and the went Back to the green But you can go back There again Brenda and had had it Already by the of '75 From the high to the low to The end of the show For the rest of lives They couldn't go back to The greasers The best they do was Pick up the pieces We knew they both Find a way to get by That's all I about Brenda and Eddie Can't tell you more than I Told you already And here we are wavin' Brenda And goodbye A of red, a of white Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight I'll meet you you want In our Restaurant.
Movin' Out tells this story among others, although with a slight lyrical change, as the Brenda-and-Eddie story in Movin' Out takes place in 1965 instead of 1975. Joel shows his skill as a musician as well as his skill as a songwriter here. What i dont know is which house he lived in lol. He dedicated the song to Christiano's restaurant which is located in. I thought Christianos was on Hempstead Tpke. Very easy to relate to and visualize. I was in awe of him.
On May 6, 1977, before the song's official release, Joel premiered it in a performance at the. Sorry about the mix up in names! I'm pretty sure he's referencing Mark Rivera's performance from the live recording of Scenes from an Italian Restaurant that is connected on this page. Next to the Parkway Diner there was a Carvel. Although there are already a couple of other quizzes about this song, there isn't a pure lyrics quiz for it. He played at our high school Hicksville High the song he played there was satisfaction as in I can't get no satisfaction.
He does not sit there and preach to his audiance about how the world should be. Did they have another restaurant in Syosset? A bottle of white, a bottle of red Perhaps a bottle of rose instead We'll get a table near the street In our old familiar place You and I,face to face A bottle of red, a bottle of white It all depends upon your appetite I'll meet you any time you want In our Italian Restaurant. Hope this clears up the Hicksville, Levittown debate. Most of the songs I like of Billy Joel's are not the singles. In an interview, Joel cites the second side of album as one of the main influences behind it. I went through and looked at that program I had.
They got an apartment with deep Pile carpet And a couple of paintings from Sears A big waterbed that they bought With the bread They had saved for a couple Of years They started to fight when the Money got tight And they just didn't count on The tears. He has further stated that the restaurant in the story has more than one real-life counterpart; however, Fontana di Trevi was on his mind while he was writing the song. As referenced in the song they were divorced in 1977 and re-married three years later in 1980. Now today where that Carvel was there is the Old Westbury Diner nee Seacrest Diner of the 1970's, 80's, 90' and 00's. They lived for a while in a Very nice style But it's always the same in the end They got a divorce as a matter Of course And they parted the closest Of friends Then the king and the queen went Back to the green But you can never go back There again.
As with a number of other Joel songs, this is a location on Long Island. You can hear Billy dedicate this song to Cristiano's in a recording on there homepage. At 7:35, it is the longest of Joel's studio cuts. My mother told me she had a friend that worked there, and Billy would frequently come to the resturant on a date since it was his favorite resturant. One of the last out front grills. In the Broadway production , the lyrics are changed slightly to have the Brenda and Eddie story take place in 1965 instead of 1975. I had been going there since the late 50's, but that is neither here Nor there.
Billy, if you're out there, answer these qustions: 1 Who are Brenda and Eddie? Archived from on August 7, 2011. Then a shooting star went by and Billy said I am going to be a muscian some day. Has anyone else every heard it that way? Being from Syosset, I thought that it was totally cool! It is the West Village Green on Newbridge Rd. Don't forget his first wife and also his former bass player Doug Stegmeyer are from Syosset. Joel dedicated that performance to Christiano's, a restaurant in the hamlet of , which operated until February 2014. Now, if you love it, I'd love for Billy Joel to hear from you. In fact, Billy used to help my brother score beers from Christiano's when my brother was not quite 18 yet drinking age back then.
I am from Syosset and have been going to Christianos since before I can remember. Bottom line, unless you were there at the C. The parway Diner is the the Empress diner which is located right off watagh parkway. Billy was part of that crowd. What happened was The Beatles didn't have completely finished songs or wholly fleshed-out ideas, and George said, 'What have you got? The song is effectively a of three individual songs which are fused together.