my life lyrics – billy joel

“my life”

got a call from an old friend
we used to be real close
said he couldn’t go on the american way
closed the shop, sold the house
bought a ticket to the west coast
now he gives them a stand-up routine in l.a.

i don’t need you to worry for me cause i’m alright
i don’t want you to tell me it’s time to come home
i don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life
go ahead with your own life and leave me alone

i never said you had to offer me a second chance
i never said i was a victim of circ*mstance
i still belong, don’t get me wrong
and you can speak you mind
but not on my time

they will tell you you can’t sleep alone
in a strange place
then they’ll tell you you can’t sleep
with somebody else
ah, but sooner or later you sleep
in your own sp*ce
either way it’s okay
you wake up with yourself

i don’t need you to worry for me cause i’m alright
i don’t want you to tell me it’s time to come home
i don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life
go ahead with your own life and leave me alone

i never said you had to offer me a second chance
i never said i was a victim of circ*mstance
i still belong, don’t get me wrong
and you can speak you mind
but not on my time
i don’t care what you say anymore, this is my life
go ahead with your own life and leave me alone

/ billy joel lyrics