Blue Dreams of the Piano Man

Blue Dreams of the Piano Man (Harvey Dog) 1:43

October 2019
Vocals, Background Vocals, Guitar (from Sample Focus), Sounds from SoundBible


Video


Lyrics

Piano Player - drawing by Harvey Dog 2019

blue dreams

the light of the sun
tickles my eyes,
I look past a fly
trying to break-in
through my window

a stranger on 52nd street
is singing “The Piano Man”,
people gently
pass him by
as he looks towards
the hovering blue sky

my state-of-mind
travels to a
smoke-filled bar,
memories pour forth,
distorted,
tangled by time

loud laughter
covers the crying,
dreams have dimmed
friends are dying

we have no choice
we keep on drinking
we keep on dreaming
we keep on laughing (2x)

the piano man
plays us a melody
and we all feel
a little less lonely
yes
we all feel
a little less lonely

we feel alright
alright alright

there’s an old man
sitting next to me,
there, right there,
he says,
can you play me
a memory?
you’re the piano man

piano man,
piano?
where you going
piano man?

tony has cash
hehe

Original Poem (Vaping, Billy Joel & My Penis)

The Stranger - drawing by Harvey Dog 2019

vaping
blue dream
21.7% thc
sativa

eyes wander towards
the light of the sun,
I look past a fly
trying to break-in
through my window

a stranger on 52nd street
sings “The Piano Man”,
people gently
pass him by
as he looks towards
the hovering blue sky

my state-of-mind
travels to a
smoke-filled bar,
memories pour forth,
distorted,
tangled by time

loud laughter
covers the crying,
dreams have dimmed
friends are dying

we have no choice
we keep on dreaming
we keep on hoping
we keep on drinking
we keep on working
day to night
hoping
dreaming…drinking

loud laughter
seeks sincerity,
the piano man
plays us a melody
and we all feel
a little less lonely

we feel alright
we feel alright

returning
from reverie,
hand on penis,
not in a
…sexual way
rather…a
safe
comforting
mainstream
…way

sort of like
…Billy Joel


Drawings for “Blue Dreams of the Piano Man” video.


Notes

  • I came across a poem from a few months ago with the ridiculous title of “Vaping, Billy Joel & My Penis” – which is pretty much what it was about. I re-wrote the piece into the Poem above by cutting off the head and tail. I thought I’d do a straight poetry reading (of this very non-straight poem). It eventually morphed into the Lyric above.
  • It starts off as a regular poem, heads towards Depression Ditch – then things get weird and we feel…alright.

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