When in Rome

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 9 in album Storm Front
release date: 1989-10-4
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length: 4:50
producer: Mick Jones and Billy Joel
drums: Liberty DeVitto
lead vocals: Billy Joel
mixer: Jay Healy
engineer: Jay Healy
guitars: David Brown
background vocals: Brenda White-King, Crystal Taliefero, Patti Darcy and Curtis King
Hammond organ: Billy Joel
saxophone: Lenny Pickett
mastering: Ted Jensen
synthesizer: Jeff Jacobs
bass guitar: Schuyler Deale
horn arranger: Jeff Jacobs
assistant engineer: Joe Pirerra, Tim Crish, David Dorn, Dana Becker, Gary Solomon and Suzanne Hollander
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 074644436624
script: Latin

Cover Art

Billy Joel Storm Front cover art


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Well I see you in the morning
And I watch you do your make-up
Then you turn to me so that I can see
Then you go away and you're gone all day
And when you're home,
But when in Rome, do as the Romans do
Well it's alright if you're tired
You can see when you look at me,
It's a cold, cruel world for a working girl
It's a fact of life, now man and wife
And when we're home all
But when in Rome, do as the Romans do
I've done some strange things I
But if the strain brings happiness,
More or less.
Then I don't mind masquerading
I don't mind the games I'm playing,
And when times are tough, I've got just enough
Darling more and more I get hungry for
On our own there ain't nothing
But when in Rome, do as the Romans do
Then I don't mind masquerading with all those other fools
Because I've learned the rules
All we've got to be is me and you
That we can't get through

Push those buttons and answer that phone
Everybody's working up a big appetite


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 That's Not Her Style
  • 2 We Didn't Start the Fire
  • 3 The Downeaster "Alexa"
  • 4 I Go to Extremes
  • 5 Shameless
  • 6 Storm Front
  • 7 Leningrad
  • 8 State of Grace
  • 9 When in Rome
  • 10 And So It Goes