you’re only human lyrics – billy joel

you’re having a hard time and lately you don’t feel so good
you’re getting a bad reputation in your neighborhood
it’s all right it’s all right
sometimes that’s what it takes
you’re only human you’re allowed to make your share of mistakes
you better believe there will be times in your life
when you’ll be feeling like a stumbling fool
so take it from me you’ll learn more from your accidents
than anything that you could ever learn at school

don’t forget your second wind
sooner or later you’ll get your second wind

it’s not always easy to be living in this world of pain
you’re gonna be crashing into stone walls again and again
it’s all right it’s all right
though you feel your heart break
you’re only human you’re gonna have to deal with heartache
just like a boxer in a t*tle fight
you got to walk in that ring all alone
you’re not the only one who’s made mistakes
but they’re the only things that you can truly call your own

don’t forget your second wind
wait in that corner until that breeze blows in

you’ve been keeping to yourself these days
’cause you’re thinking everything’s gone wrong
sometimes you just want to lay down and die
that emotion can be so strong
but hold on
till that old second wind comes along

you probably don’t want to hear advice from someone else
but i wouldn’t be telling you if i hadn’t been there myself
it’s all right it’s all right
sometimes that’s all it takes
we’re only human we’re supposed to make mistakes
but i survived all those long lonely days
when it seemed i did not have a friend
’cause all i needed was a little faith
so i could catch my breath and face the world again

don’t forget your second wind
sooner or later you’ll feel that momentum kick in
don’t forget your second wind
sooner or later you’ll feel that momentum kick in
don’t forget your second wind
don’t forget your second wind

/ billy joel lyrics