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River of Dreams
Album:
River of Dreams
Artist:
Billy Joel
Released: 1998
Record Label: Sony
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Advice is cheap you can take it from me

It`s yours to keep `cause opinions are free

Nobody knows about the trouble I`ve seen

Nobody`s perfect, mister, nobody`s clean

It costs too much and takes too long to find out too late

Some words are not heard `til after they`re spoken

Your role was protective, your soul was too defective

Some people just don`t have a heart to be broken


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We could have gone all the way to the Great Wall of China

If you`d only had a little more faith in me

In lieu of diamonds, gold and platinum reminders will still shine bright

All the king`s men and all the king`s horses

Can`t put you together the way you used to be

We could have been standing on the Great Wall of China


You take a piece of whatever you touch

Too many pieces means you`re touching too much

You never win if you can`t play it straight

You only beat me if you get me to hate

It must be so lonely to think that you have only

Somebody else`s life to live if they let you

I ain`t too selective, but it don`t take no detective

To find out how fast your friends will forget you


We could have gone all the way to the Great Wall of China

Now all you`re going to be is history

Help yourself, it`s all you can eat at the Empire Diner tonight

You coulda had class, you coulda been a contender

Charlie, you shoulda looked out for me

You could have been standing, standing on the Great Wall of China


This was not your calling, just look how far you`ve fallen

I heard your story, man, you`ve got to be joking

Keep things in perspective, this is my true objective

Why tear this heart out if it`s only been broken?


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