Who Sang Everybody Has a Dream? Billy Joel

Billy Joel The Stranger cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
release date: 1977-9-29
length: 4:35
producer: Phil Ramone
engineer: Phil Ramone and Jim Boyer
organ: Richard Tee
background vocals: Patti Austin, Gwen Guthrie, Phoebe Snow and Lani Groves
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
acoustic guitar: Hugh McCracken
lyricist: Billy Joel
composer: Billy Joel
While in these days of quiet desperation
As I wander through the world in which I live
I search everywhere, for some new inspiration
But it's more than cold reality can give

If I need a cause for celebration
Or a comfort I can use to ease my mind
I rely on my imagination
And I dream of an imaginary time

[Chorus: ]
I know that everybody has a dream
Everybody has a dream
And this is my dream, my own
Just to be at home
And to be all alone...with you

If I believe in all the words I'm saying
And if a word from you can bring a better day
Then all I have are these games that I've been playing
To keep my hope from crumbling away

So let me lie and let me go on sleeping
And I will lose myself in palaces of sand
And all the fantasies that I have been keeping
Will make the empty hours easier to stand

[Chorus: ]

Everybody has a dream... (Repeat)



Tracklist
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)