Billy Joel - Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) Lyrics

Billy Joel The Stranger cover art
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Anthony works in the grocery store
Savin' his pennies for someday
Mama Leone left a note on the door
She said, Sonny, move out to the country
Workin' too hard can give you
A heart attack (ack)
You oughta know by now (oughta know)
Who needs a house out in Hackensack
Is that what you get with your money

It seems such a waste of time
If that's what it's all about
Mama if that's movin' up
Then I'm movin' out
I'm movin' out

Sergeant O'Leary is walkin' the beat
At night he becomes a bartender
He works at Mister Cacciatore's down
On Sullivan Street
Across from the medical center
He's tradin' in his Chevy for a Cadillac
You oughta know by now
And if he can't drive
With a broken back
At least he can polish the fenders

It seems such a waste of time
If that's what it's all about
Mama if that's movin' up
Then I'm movin' out
I'm movin' out

You should never argue with a crazy mind (mmm)
You oughta know by now
You can pay Uncle Sam with the overtime
Is that all you get for your money
If that's what you have in mind
If that's what you're all about
Good luck movin' up
'Cause I'm moving out
I'm moving out

I'm moving out
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 1 in album The Stranger
    release date: 1977-9
    popularity : 169 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:30
    producer: Phil Ramone
    engineer: Phil Ramone and Jim Boyer
    lyricist: Billy Joel
    composer: Billy Joel
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin