Billy Joel - Careless Talk Lyrics

Billy Joel An Innocent Man cover art
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Careless talk
That's what you heard about me
Jealous talk
That's what I heard about you
Everybody's telling lies
I don't even know why
Why can't people
Find something better to do

Careless talk
I don't believe what they say
I heard them talk
They say you've been putting me down
In the shadows on the phone
They won't leave us alone
They've been talking
Ever since you came around

Careless talk
Telling you I'm doing wrong
Jealous talk
Follows wherever you go

I'm aware of what you heard
Every terrible word
Everybody's making believe that they know
All of the intimate things
That we ever might have said

In the heat of a passionate moment
In a conversation shared
For the ears of nobody else
There are some things they will never hear
There are secrets I'll never tell

Careless talk
Going around on the streets
Jealous talk
I know how bad it can be

Let them stand where they fall
They don't know us at all
All that talking won't make a difference to me


Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Easy Money
  • 2 An Innocent Man
  • 3 The Longest Time
  • 4 This Night
  • 5 Tell Her About It
  • 6 Uptown Girl
  • 7 Careless Talk
  • 8 Christie Lee
  • 9 Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  • 10 Keeping the Faith


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 7 in album An Innocent Man
    release date: 1983-8-9
    popularity : 104 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:48
    producer: Phil Ramone
    lead vocals: Billy Joel
    guest tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
    mixer: Jim Boyer
    engineer: Jim Boyer
    guest trumpet: Joe Shepley and John Gatchell
    guest percussion: Ralph MacDonald
    guest baritone saxophone: Ronnie Cuber
    composer: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643883719
    script: Latin