Who Sang Just the Way You Are? Billy Joel

Billy Joel The Stranger cover art

Some other versions of "Just the Way You Are"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
release date: 1977-9
length: 4:51
producer: Phil Ramone
lead vocals: Billy Joel
engineer: Jim Boyer and Phil Ramone
electric bass guitar: Doug Stegmeyer
keyboard: Billy Joel
acoustic guitar: Hugh McCracken and Steve Burgh
percussion: Ralph MacDonald
drums (drum set): Liberty DeVitto
alto saxophone: Phil Woods
Don't go changing to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don't imagine you're too familiar
And I don't see you anymore

I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times; I'll take the bad times
I'll take you just the way you are

Don't go trying some new fashion
Don't change the color of your hair
You always have my unspoken passion
Although I might not seem to care

I don't want clever conversation
I never want to work that hard
I just want someone that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are

I need to know that you will always be
The same old someone that I knew
What will it take till you believe in me
The way that I believe in you?

I said I love you and that's forever
And this I promise from the heart
I could not love you any better
I love you just the way you are



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)

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