Getting Closer

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 9 in album The Bridge
release date: 1986-7
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length: 5:01

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 07464404022
script: Latin

Cover Art

Billy Joel The Bridge cover art


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I went searching for the truth
All the con men and their acrobats
If I count up their percentages
But they haven't taken everything

I am still in control
But they can't have my soul
Still I'm getting closer, getting closer
But I'm getting closer, getting closer
What was ripped off by professionals
While I must live up to contracts
If I see it as experience
Lately all the missing pieces

I would not change that much
Thought there have been sins
Still I'm getting close, getting closer
But I'm getting closer, getting closer
I'm a mark for every shyster
And I should have learned to kick them out
So to every bank in Switzerland
I'm alright because despite the laws

I am still too naive
In the things I believe
And if I don't have a this all worked out
I still have far to go no doubt


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Running on Ice
  • 2 This Is the Time
  • 3 A Matter of Trust
  • 4 Modern Woman
  • 5 Baby Grand
  • 6 Big Man on Mulberry Street
  • 7 Temptation
  • 8 Code of Silence
  • 9 Getting Closer