Famous Last Words Song Lyrics

Billy Joel

Billy Joel River of Dreams cover art
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Sitting here in Avalon, looking at the pouring rain
Summertime has come and gone and everybody's home again

Closing down for the season, I found the last of the souvenirs
I can still taste the wedding cake and it's sweet after all these years

These are the last words I have to say
That's why this took so long to write
There will be other words some other day
But that's the story of my life

There's comfort in my coffee cup and apples in the early fall
They're pulling all the moorings up and gathering at the Legion Hall
They swept away all the streamers after the Labor Day parade
Nothing left for a dream now, only one final serenade

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 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


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 10 in album River of Dreams
    release date: 1993-8-10
    popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:55
    producer: Danny Kortchmar
    drums: Steve Jordan
    vocal: Billy Joel
    mixer: Niko Bolas
    bass: T.M. Stevens
    guitar: Danny Kortchmar
    Hammond organ & piano: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel
    composer: Billy Joel

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 074645300320
    script: Latin