Close to the Borderline

Billy Joel

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 9 in album Glass Houses
release date: 1980-3-12
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
length: 3:48
drums: Liberty DeVitto
electric bass guitar: Doug Stegmeyer
guitar: David Brown and Russell Javors
flute & saxophone & organ: Richie Cannata
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
barcode: 074643638418
script: Latin

Cover Art

Billy Joel Glass Houses cover art

Lyrics

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Blackout, heatwave, .44 caliber homicide
The bums drop dead and dogs gone mad
In packs on the West Side
Young girl standing on a ledge looks like another suicide
She wants to hit those bricks
Cause the news at six gotta stick to a deadline
While the millionaires hide in Beekman Place
The bag ladies throw their bones in my face
I get attacked by a kid with stereo sound
I don't want to hear it but he won't turn it down
Life is tough but it's just enough
To hold back the tears until it's closing time
I survived, I'm still alive
But I'm getting close to the borderline
Close to the borderline

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You May Be Right
  • 2 Sometimes a Fantasy
  • 3 Don't Ask Me Why
  • 4 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  • 5 All for Leyna
  • 6 I Don't Want to Be Alone
  • 7 Sleeping With the Television On
  • 8 C’était toi (You Were the One)
  • 9 Close to the Borderline
  • 10 Through the Long Night