Get It Right the First Time Song Lyrics

Billy Joel

Billy Joel The Stranger cover art
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I don't believe in first impressions
For just this once I hope that looks don't deceive
I ain't got time for true confessions
I've got to make the move right now
Got to meet that girl somehow
I've gotta get it right the first time
That's the main thing, oohh oohh
I can't afford to let it pass
You get it right the next time that's not the same thing, ooh ooh
Gonna have to make the first time last
La, la, la, la, la (Repeat)

I'm not much good at conversation
I was never to smooth at comin' on real strong
If all it takes is inspiration

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)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 8 in album The Stranger
    release date: 1977-9
    popularity : 115 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:58
    producer: Phil Ramone
    engineer: Phil Ramone and Jim Boyer
    acoustic guitar: Hugh McCracken
    percussion: Ralph MacDonald
    lyricist: Billy Joel
    composer: Billy Joel

    Album Information

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