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Billy Joel Piano Man Travis Drumm. The speaker of the song is anybody that plays music in a bar. He is someone who listens to patrons and plays songs.

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1 Billy Joel Piano Man Travis Drumm

2 The speaker of the song is anybody that plays music in a bar. He is someone who listens to patrons and plays songs to allow them to forget about life for awhile. The speaker inspires people to lift above their current daily lives and dream for something bigger, even if it's only for the night. Speaker of the song

3 Lyrics 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."

4 Lyrics La la la, di da da La la, di da da da dum Chorus: 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 feelin' alright

5 Lyrics 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 someplace that he'd rather be He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me." As the 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"

6 Lyrics Oh, la la la, di da da La la, di da da da dum And the waitress is practicing politics As the businessmen slowly get stoned Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness But it's better than drinkin' alone

7 Lyrics (Chorus) 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 feeling alright

8 Lyrics 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

9 Lyrics 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 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?"

10 Lyrics Oh, la la la, di da da La la, di da da da dum Chorus: 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 feeling alright

11 Connotation- The singer uses suggested meanings to describe that every day person who goes to a bar looking to release, inspiration, and or socialization. "There's an old man sitting next to me Makin' love to his tonic and gin"... Connotation for anybody that visits a bar.. Literary Devices

12 Symbol- symbol in this song is a combination of the piano and the bar. They represent a feeling of acceptance, of remembrance, and joy. "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 feelin' alright" Literary Devices

13 Imagery- In the song Billy Joel uses imagery to depict the common feeling of how people are lonely within their selves while surrounded by others. Literary Devices

14 If I was to compare this song to a movie or a sitcom I would compare it to Cheers. This sitcom was about a collection of lonely individuals who come together for the very reasons this song describes. There were people from all walks of life who wanted to find others who made them feel wanted, feel important, and feel needed. They become friends and the bar made this possible. In this song it is a combination of the bar and piano which causes this to happen. Film/TV Connection

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