A Minor Variation Lyrics

Billy Joel


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 4 in album River of Dreams
release date: 1993-8-10
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length: 5:37
guitar: Leslie West, Danny Kortchmar
bass: T.M. Stevens
drums: Zachary Alford
tenor saxophone: Richie Cannata
baritone saxophone: Arno Hecht
trombone: Ozzie Melendez
trumpet: Larry Etkin
mix: Niko Bolas
producer: Danny Kortchmar
vocal: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel
composer: Billy Joel

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Some days I have to give right in to the blues
Despite how I try to keep fightin'
It's a sure shot I'm going to lose
And I'll tell you why
You think I'm crazy
It's such a sad composition
But can you blame me
For what's been causing my bad disposition?
Ain't nothing new with my blue situation
And nothing's fine, it's just a minor variation

When troubles want to find me, I ain't hard to find
They know where I am
Like a hungry pack of wolves when it's feeding time
They tear up a man
And it's a strange thing
"Cause now it don't really matter
More of the same thing
Don't even hurt it's been part of the pattern
But still in all it's a small consulation
I just define it as a minor variation

Ain't now way to fight 'em darling
Ain't no way around 'em baby
Ain't now way to take 'em honey
Nowhere to hide and believe me I've tried to shake 'em

I'm getting to the point where I don't feel the pain
And I've had enough
I'm ready for the next time it hits me again
"Cause I've gotten tough
It doesn't faze me
And now I've made my decision
I may be crazy
It's not as though I don't know that condition
Until I'm through with this blue situation
Pass me the wine, it's just a minor variation

Ain't nobody's business, baby
Ain't nobody's worry darlin'
Ain't nobody's problem
No way to win when you've already been forgotten

And it's a strange thing
"Cause now it don't really matter
More of the same thing
Don't even hurt, it's a part of the pattern
Until I'm through with this blue situation
Pass me the wine, it's just a minor variation

Track Listing

  • 1 No Man's Land
  • 2 The Great Wall of China
  • 3 Blonde Over Blue
  • 4 A Minor Variation
  • 5 Shades of Grey
  • 6 All About Soul
  • 7 Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  • 8 The River of Dreams
  • 9 Two Thousand Years
  • 10 Famous Last Words