Careless Talk Lyrics

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 7 in album An Innocent Man
release date: 1983-8-9
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length: 3:48
engineer: Jim Boyer
guest instrument: John Gatchell, Joe Shepley, Ralph MacDonald, Michael Brecker, Ronnie Cuber
trumpet: Joe Shepley, John Gatchell
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
baritone saxophone: Ronnie Cuber
mix: Jim Boyer
producer: Phil Ramone
lead vocals: Billy Joel
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

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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

  • 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