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    Song And Song Comparison

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    and language may be different, the message remains true. An example of such a pairing is the 2nd century poem from Basavanna, “Before the grey reaches the cheek” and the 20th century song by Billy Joel, “Piano Man.” At first, the poem and the song seem like they don’t correspond with each other, but at a closer glimpse, the similarities are astonishing. “Before the grey reaches the cheek” is about living life before one becomes old and decrepit, while “Piano Man,” tells a story of people who have wasted their lives away and sit in a bar alone. The moral lesson the poem and song share teaches people that life should be lived to the fullest, so when the end comes, one can look back at it all and appreciate his or her life with zero regrets. Firstly, “Before the grey reaches the cheek” and “Piano Man” teaches people to live while they’re young . Although both writers communicate the concept…

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    The Trance of The Piano Man “Sing us a song you 're the piano man, sing us a song tonight.” Here I am laying on my cot, listening to my one of my favourite songs. Whatever grievances I was still holding onto now seems like an insignificant speck; whether it be homework, exams or even my social life. The absolutely captivating words of Billy Joel are hypnotic, and before I know it I slowly drift asleep falling under the Piano Man’s trance. I opened my eyes, disoriented and dazed; with no idea…

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    “I am a history nut.”- Billy Joel. With the media as it is today is making it harder to learn truth and querying things like, who was Marilyn Monroe, What is Berlin, and what does birth control contribute to society? Choosing three things from the iconic Billy Joel song was a tough decision, but I lucked out in the end. Always intriguing me with posters and t-shirts, Marilyn Monroe, and moreover with her famous photos and flirtatious dances on the screen. Knowing Berlin was a subtopic within our…

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    William Martin “Billy” Joel...who is he? Well to the current youth, he might just be a random name with no meaning, but to those of us who have heard his songs and watched his performances, whether on TV or in person, we know that this is no ordinary man. So who is he? He’s the Piano Man. As a big fan of Billy Joel’s songs, especially “Piano Man,” not only do I enjoy listening to his music, but I also feel like I have a connection with Joel. I feel like I can identify some of my life with his…

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    Billy Joel's Poem

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    The lyric in this song relates to many celebrities and also to multiple affairs that happened in specific years. For example, the first verse involves topics related to the year 1949, or very close to 1949. Billy Joel mentions Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, johnnie Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, and Joe DiMaggio in the first two lines of “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” First, Harry Truman became the U.S President in 1945 after President Roosevelt died that year. Truman was…

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    This song was a little slower, focusing more on the piano and vocals. The song had a good 2/4 time feel common in rock music. The audience sang along with Phil since this song is a number 1 hit he made. It sounded more like a rock ballad but with a little faster tempo. I sang along with the crowd, and saw many members dancing. Some younger preteen members of the audience were called up on stage to join Phil. I thought that gave more life to the concert allowing the audience to get the feeling of…

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    It is Worth it to Dream “You can get what you want or you can just get old,” this is what Billy Joel once said, and it is still true. This can be interpreted as meaning that if someone doesn’t have any dreams or doesn’t go after them, there is no point in life. All someone would do without a dream is go through the motions and get old. Although sometimes it may be disappointing and seem like a waste of time, dreaming is worth it, they give people something to work for, having dream’s can…

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    Allentown is a sad song about the rapid decline in the economy, culture, and overall quality of life in Allentown Pennsylvania due to the closure of Bethlehem Steel the area main source. Billy Joel from nearby New York was aware of the downfall of Allentown when he would play the concerts there for his blue-collar fan base of the late 1970's and early 1980's. The song reaches #17 on the pop chart. With a lot of time for/of their hands since the closing of Bethlehem Steel as well as a lot of…

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    Many singers have there ups and downs in their life. Some let it effect their music career but some don’t. One of those singers is Billy Joel. He had major setbacks in his life but since he didn't let them get to him he had a major hit on his song “piano man” and also won many awards. When he was sad about failing his first attempt as a professional singer and also loosing his relationship, he went into depression. That depression lead to half-hearted attempt of suicide. He stayed at a…

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    Literature like a Professor book and I 'm putting myself in the eyes of the character and this is helping me to understand what Billy is going through as his time traveling experiences start. I really like using this technique. Chapter 3: I’m really enjoying this novel. Billy is struggling, as he is now a captive of German soldiers in the war. He continuously has his time travels as he is in captivity. I find it interesting that the author mentions the photographer. This photographer indirectly…

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