piano man lyrics – pat mcgee band

well it’s nine o’clock on a sat*rday,
the regular crowd shuffles in.
there’s an old man sitting next to me,
making love to his tonic and gin.
he says “son can you play me a melody?
but i’m not really sure how it goes,
it’s sad and it’s sweet and i knew it complete
when i wore a younger man’s clothes.”

la da de da da de da….

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 feeling all right.

the john at the bar, he’s a friend of mine,
gets me my drinks for free,
and he’s quick with a joke, or a light of your smoke,
but there’s someplace that he’d rather be.

he says “jonathan i believe this is killing me,”
as a smile ran away from his face.
“well i’m sure that i could be a p*rno star,
if i could get out of this place.”

la da de da da de da…

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 feeling alright.

paul’s a real estate novelist,
who never had time for a wife.
and he’s talking with davey,
who’s still in the navy,
and thats probably why.

and the waitress is practicing politics,
while everybody in rochester slowly get’s stoned.
yes they’re sharing a drink they call lonelyness,
but it’s better than drinking alone.

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 feeling alright.

it’s a pretty good crowd for a sat*rday
and the manager gives me a smile
”cause he knows that it’s pat mcgee they been comming to see
to forget about life for a while.

the piano sounds like a carnival,
and the microphone smells like a beer.
and they sit at the bar, and put bread in my jar
and they say “can i get you a beer?”

la la la de da da de da…

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 feeling alright.

/ pat mcgee band lyrics