Billy Joel - Just the Way You Are Lyrics

Billy Joel The Stranger cover art
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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

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)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 3 in album The Stranger
    release date: 1977-9
    popularity : 3902 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:51
    producer: Phil Ramone
    engineer: Phil Ramone and Jim Boyer
    acoustic guitar: Steve Burgh and Hugh McCracken
    percussion: Ralph MacDonald
    alto saxophone: Phil Woods
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin