Get It Right the First Time

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 8 in album The Stranger
release date: 1977-9
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length: 3:58
lyricist: Billy Joel
composer: Billy Joel

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Billy Joel The Stranger cover art


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I don't believe in first impressions
I ain't got time for true confessions
Got to meet that girl somehow
That's the main thing, oohh oohh
You get it right the next time that's not the same thing, ooh ooh
La, la, la, la, la (Repeat)
I'm not much good at conversation
If all it takes is inspiration
If I don't make no bad mistakes and I get it right the first time
Can't afford to let it pass
Have to make the first time last

I might get up the nerve
What purpose would it serve?
I don't know how to say those first few words
The first few moments mean so much
So I suppose it's now or never
Just let me pull myself together
Gotta take my chance tonight
That's the main thing
You get it right the next time it's not the same thing
La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la (Repeat)


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
  • 2 The Stranger
  • 3 Just the Way You Are
  • 4 Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
  • 5 Vienna
  • 6 Only the Good Die Young
  • 7 She’s Always a Woman
  • 8 Get It Right the First Time
  • 9 Everybody Has a Dream
  • 10 The Stranger (reprise)