Leave a Tender Moment Alone Lyrics

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 9 in album An Innocent Man
release date: 1983-8-9
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length: 3:57
engineer: Jim Boyer
guest instrument: Toots Thielemans, Ralph MacDonald
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
harmonica: Toots Thielemans
mix: Jim Boyer
producer: Phil Ramone
lead vocals: Billy Joel
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

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Even though I'm in love
Sometimes I get so afraid
I'll say something so wrong
Just to have something to say

I know the moment isn't right
To tell the girl a comical line
To keep the conversation light
I guess I'm just frightened out of my mind

But if that's how I feel
Then it's the best feeling I've even known
It's undeniably real
Leave a tender moment alone

Yes I know I'm in love
But just when I ought to relax
I put my foot in my mouth
'Cause I'm just avoiding the facts

If the girl gets too close
If I need some room to escape
When the moment arose
I'd tell her it's all a mistake

But that's not how I feel
No that's not the woman I've known
She's undeniably real
So leave a tender moment alone

But it's not only me
Breaking down when the tension gets high
Just when I'm in a serious mood
She is suddenly quiet and shy

Leave a tender moment
Leave it alone

I know the moment isn't right
To hold my emotions inside
To change the attitude tonight
I've run out of places to hide

And if that's how I feel
Then it's the best feeling I've even known
It's undeniably real
Leave a tender moment alone

You got to leave a tender moment alone
Leave a tender moment
Leave it alone
You've got to leave a tender moment
Leave a tender moment alone

Track Listing

  • 1 Easy Money
  • 2 An Innocent Man
  • 3 The Longest Time
  • 4 This Night
  • 5 Tell Her About It
  • 6 Uptown Girl
  • 7 Careless Talk
  • 8 Christie Lee
  • 9 Leave a Tender Moment Alone
  • 10 Keeping the Faith