Scenes From an Italian Restaurant

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 4 in album The Stranger
release date: 1977-9
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
length: 7:38
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: 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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A bottle of white, a bottle of red
We'll get a table near the street
You and I,face to face
A bottle of red, a bottle of white
I'll meet you any time you want

Got a good job, got a good office
And the family's fine
You lost weight I did not know
So much time.
I remember those days hanging out
Engineer boots, leather jackets
Drop a dime in the box play the
Cold beer, hot lights

Popular steadys
Of the prom
Down and the radio on.
Or was more of a hit at the
We never knew we could want more
Surely Brenda and Eddie would

Steady in the summer of '75
Be at the end of July
"Brenda you know you're much too lazy
Kind of life."
Eddie goodbye.
They got an apartment with deep
And a couple of paintings from Sears
With the bread
Of years
Money got tight
The tears.
They lived for a while in a
But it's always the same in the end
Of course
Of friends
Back to the green
There again.
Brenda and Eddie had had it
From the high to the low to
For the rest of their lives
The greasers
Pick up the pieces
Find a way to get by
Brenda and Eddie
Told you already
And Eddie goodbye.
A bottle of red, a bottle of white
I'll meet you anytime you want


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)