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Piano Man Lyrics Quiz

Guess the missing lyrics to the song "Piano Man" by Billy Joel.
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First Verse
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
the regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
He says, Son can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet
And I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes
Chorus
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 feelin' alright
Second Verse
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke
Or to light up your smoke
But there's someplace that he'd rather be
He says Bill, I believe this is killing me
As the smile ran away from his face
Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place
Third Verse
Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talking with Davy
Who's still in the navy
And probably will be for life
And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone
Fourth Verse
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
And the manager gives me a smile
Cause he knows that it's me
They've been coming to see
To forget about life for awhile.
And 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 say "Man, what are you doin' here?"
Answer Stats
Lyrics
% Correct
Your %
+2
level 3
Aug 26, 2012
100% 3:17 left
+2
level 14
Dec 14, 2013
100%, 3:20 left (;
+2
level 3
Jan 30, 2014
100% 3:25 left :D
+2
level 65
Jun 16, 2014
100%, 3:47 left.
+2
level 55
May 21, 2015
100% 3:49 left.
+5
level 55
Jun 16, 2014
150% with 8 minutes left.
+2
level 56
Jul 29, 2014
I wish the thread had a like function.
+1
level 65
May 21, 2015
And don't forget to mention you're only two years old!
+1
level 59
May 21, 2015
And not even from the US
+2
level 66
May 21, 2015
And blind, deaf, and that it is not bad that you have never heard the song before.
+1
level 31
May 31, 2015
I guess Yankee wouldn't fare so well on a math quiz.
+1
level 55
Jun 22, 2015
Thanks guys. All of that was true. In addition to this I have not even been born yet.
+1
level 66
Sep 16, 2015
Best comment stream ever!
+1
level 57
Oct 14, 2015
It was
+1
level 70
Mar 10, 2017
Typed with his elbows.
+1
level 19
Mar 24, 2017
He couldn't type with his elbows because he has no arms! He did it with his nose as he is also missing his legs.
+1
level 47
Dec 31, 2017
this is great
+1
level 59
Mar 24, 2018
I refused to read the clues or the title of the quiz, to give myself a bigger challenge. And I divined my answers using the I Ching, Phrenology and a seven-sided die. I've never seen nor have I ever used a keyboard and I only understand ancient Indus script and Hittite Cuneiform, so I admit I relied a little on luck. Since I'm just a brain in a jar and posses no physical body parts capable of typing I enlisted a crew of craftsmen to build an elaborate automaton that operates on the power of the gravitational pull of the moon and hydrodynamics (I just thought of it a couple minutes ago). I also forced myself to answer incorrectly because my religion teaches that any work done perfectly is a harbinger of the coming apocalypse, so you're welcome.
+1
level 79
Aug 26, 2012
Nailed it. I could've gotten 100% if you'd asked for every word. I love this song - had it memorized for decades.
+1
level 3
Aug 31, 2012
I've only been around for 1.6 decades, but I love this song, as well. Everyone should know this by heart, because it is just that beautifully orchestrated.
+1
level 32
Sep 13, 2012
so according to you this song was released in 1996? wrong sir. in fact it was released in 1973 or in your preferred method 2.9 decades ago
+2
level 20
Sep 27, 2012
No, he's saying that he was born in 1996.
+1
level 60
Jun 16, 2014
Technically Memento has been around for three decades, the 90s, the 00s and the 10s.
+1
level 60
May 23, 2015
Shadowhand, if we're correcting people, did you actually mean 3.9 decades??
+1
level 52
Aug 26, 2012
Easily my favorite song of all time!
+1
level 35
Aug 26, 2012
i agree, fantastic song :)
+1
level 28
Aug 26, 2012
just ran out of time
+1
level 54
Jun 28, 2016
How did you run out of time? Were you playing the entire song on the piano and only typing out the words as you came to them?
+1
level 33
Aug 26, 2012
100% on the first try! Would have gotten a 100% if you asked for all the lyrics! and I'm a 15 year old girl! :)
+2
level 55
Dec 31, 2017
Nonsense! Girls don't listen to music!
+1
level 44
Aug 26, 2012
Know ALL of the words to this one! Done with 3:21 left :D
+1
level 37
Aug 26, 2012
I love billy Joel, you can take my We didn't start the fire lyrics quiz that i made too! Just click on the billy joel tab!
+1
level 39
Aug 26, 2012
oh, heck yes
+1
level 32
Aug 26, 2012
100% one handed while licking frosting off a beater my wife used to make brownies. Would also dominate a More Than Words quiz in similar fashion.
+1
level 32
Aug 27, 2012
Very easy.. 2:30 left.. (would have had 3+ but a typo 'suffles' had me questioning my memory!)
+1
level 56
Aug 27, 2012
Devastatingly melancholy song.
+1
level 24
Aug 27, 2012
I always thought it said carnivore, not carnival. The things you learn from jetpunk
+1
level 3
Aug 31, 2012
Smells like a carnivore? What kind? Cat, dog, bear, lizard, crocodilian, snake, etc?
+1
level 66
Jul 15, 2014
I've always thought 'paramour' or 'power mower', neither of which made sense. Nice to have that cleared up.
+1
level 74
Dec 10, 2014
A piano that sounds like a carnivore?
+1
level 58
Jan 8, 2018
That's so metal
+1
level 28
Aug 30, 2012
100% with 3 min left. What a brilliant song! Billy Joel was my first favourite singer when I was first introduced to music.
+1
level 44
Sep 3, 2012
Love this song.
+2
level 13
Sep 5, 2012
All the comments on this quiz have restored my faith in humanity.
+2
level 66
Jul 14, 2016
The absence of one particular commenter has restored mine.
+1
level 40
Sep 7, 2012
One of my favorite songs every. I could tell you every word and every note in this whole song.
+1
level 36
Dec 10, 2012
100% with 3:31 left. One of my all time favorite songs by one of my all time favorite artists. :)
+1
level 3
Jan 30, 2014
100% at 3:33 left
+1
level 14
Apr 22, 2013
If you have never seen Billy perform it live, you should. It's amazing. Billy stops singing and everyone in the crowd is singing "Piano Man". I don't know what it is, but it is an awesome feeling sharing a love of something with thousands of others.
+1
level 48
Nov 23, 2017
this is one of the reasons i go to so many rock concerts. and own a lot of live dvds...fills my soul.
+1
level 5
Aug 24, 2013
Love this song. 100% BOOM BAM! ;)
+1
level 17
Feb 18, 2014
3:35 left after essentially typing the entire song while singing.
+1
level 44
Apr 12, 2014
I love this song - but just have one gripe. My name is David, and I was in the US Navy for six years... guess what kept getting sung to/at me in boot camp?!?
+1
level 37
May 7, 2014
100 percent with 3:39 left. I took the quiz while listening to the song. :p
+1
level 47
May 8, 2014
Love it! So encouraged to see how many younger generation jetpunkers know this song...
+1
level 30
Jul 24, 2014
I was halfway through the quiz with the radio on in the background, the next thing I knew, piano man came on. Freaky or what?
+1
level 26
Feb 4, 2015
I can't believe I actually knew all the words to that.
+1
level 26
Apr 3, 2015
Favorite line: And the piano sounds like a carnival! I can't believe it is the line with the lowest accuracy.
+1
level 66
May 21, 2015
Awesome. But it's "all right", not "alright".
+1
level 70
May 21, 2015
44% of 11,000 people know every word - amazing
+2
level 72
May 21, 2015
When I was in college our student government association offered a free concert at the lake. They sometimes did that for unknown artists who worked very cheaply. My roommate asked me to go with her to see the latest unknown wannabe. I said, "I'm not wasting my time. If this Billy Joel character was any good, people would be paying to see him." She went, and I stayed in the dorm studying. Sigh.
+1
level 57
May 21, 2015
Memory Melody Mucked up on Memory
+2
level 33
May 21, 2015
WOW!!!! 87496749%!!!! I'M STILL AN UNFERTILIZED EGG, AND NEVER HEARD THIS SONG BEFORE!!! BEAT THAT YANKEE!!!!
+1
level 49
May 21, 2015
first time doing this quiz 40/41. I always thought it was "and the piano sounds like a carnivore" instead of "and the piano sounds like a carnival". But I guess since its the one that most people get wrong some of them might have been thinking the same as me.
+1
level 70
Mar 10, 2017
LOL!! Awesome. Some of the best lyrics are the ones that aren't actually the lyrics. In the 70's there was a song, Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day. The correct lyrics to the chorus were, "Undercover angel, midnight fantasy..." but my mom thought it was, "midnight Tennessee..." LOL!!!
+1
level 36
May 23, 2015
Long live Billy Joel!
+1
level 41
Aug 25, 2015
Love the Song! Love the Man!
+1
level 59
Feb 3, 2016
Great! Early in the morning, and that song is going to be stuck in my head all day!
+1
level 66
Feb 22, 2016
Never heard of it
+1
level 48
May 18, 2016
One of my all time favorite Joel songs!
+1
level 55
Jan 30, 2017
I always thought it sounded like "novelist," but thought it was supposed to be "maverick." What is a real estate novelist? 100%
+1
level 62
Jan 29, 2018
He wishes he were a famous novelist. He does real estate for actual money.
+1
level 48
Nov 23, 2017
i'm sitting at work on Thanksgiving and it sucks. these comments made me laugh out loud..thanks everyone for cheering me up, even from the past.
+1
level 34
Dec 31, 2017
i always thought it was carnivore not carnival. i guess carnival makes more sense
+1
level 56
Dec 31, 2017
Robot Chicken do a great skit on this song.
+1
level 62
Jan 29, 2018
"a while" is two words.
+1
level 41
Feb 22, 2018
aced it
+1
level 47
Mar 30, 2018
Every word baby! Love it or hate everyone knows the words to that song.
+1
level 41
Apr 1, 2018
1:12 left and im onwy twee
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