The Entertainer

Billy Joel

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 6 in album Streetlife Serenade
release date: 1974-10
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
length: 3:41
producer: Michael Stewart
lead vocals: Billy Joel
sound engineer: Ron Malo
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Billy Joel Streetlife Serenade cover art

Lyrics

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I am the entertainer
Another serenader
Today I am your champion
But I know the game, you'll forget my name
If I don't stay on the charts
I am the entertainer
I wear all kinds of sparkles
But when the night is over
Perspiration stains and varicose veins
My belly's got a pot

Been all around the world
And laid all kinds of girls
I don't remember names
You know it's just as well
It all becomes the same
I am the entertainer
I'd like to spend a day or two
No, I've got to meet expenses
Gotta get those fees to the agencies
So I just don't have the time
I am the entertainer
You've heard my latest record
Ah, it took me years to write it
It was a beautiful song
If you're gonna have a hit
So they cut it down to 3:05
I am the entertainer
I make all kinds of money
Ah, you've seen me in the papers
But if I go cold I won't get sold
Like another can of beans
I am the entertainer
Another serenader
Today I am your champion
But I know the game, you'll forget my name
If I don't stay on the charts

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Streetlife Serenader
  • 2 Los Angelenos
  • 3 The Great Suburban Showdown
  • 4 Root Beer Rag
  • 5 Roberta
  • 6 The Entertainer
  • 7 Last of the Big Time Spenders
  • 8 Weekend Song
  • 9 Souvenir
  • 10 The Mexican Connection