Famous Last Words Lyrics

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 10 in album River of Dreams
release date: 1993-8-10
popularity : 34 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

Cover Art

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