Billy Joel - Sleeping With the Television On Lyrics

Billy Joel Glass Houses cover art
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I've been watching you waltz all night Diane
Nobody's found a way behind your defenses
They never notice the zap gun in your hand
Until you're pointing it and stunning their senses

All night long, all night long
You'll shoot 'em down because you're waiting for somebody good to come on
All night long, all night long
But you're sleeping with the television on

You say you're looking for someone solid here
You can't be bothered with those 'just for the night' boys
Tonight unless you take some kind of chances dear
Tomorrow morning you'll wake up with a white noise

All night long, all night long
You're only standing there 'cause somebody once did somebody wrong
All night long, all night long
But you'll be sleeping with the television on

You're eyes are saying talk to me, talk to me
But your attitude is "don't waste my time"
Your eyes are saying talk to me, talk to me
But you won't hear a word 'cause it just might be the same old line

This isn't really easy for me to say Diane
I know you don't need anybody's protection
I really wish I was less of a thinking man
And more a fool who's not afraid of rejection

All night long, all night long
I'll just be standing here 'cause I know I don't have the guts to come on
All night long, all night long
And I'll be sleeping with the television on

You're eyes are saying talk to me, talk to me
But my attitude is "boy, don't waste my time"
Your eyes are saying talk to me, talk to me
But I won't say a word 'cause it just might be somebody else's same old line

All night long, all night long
We're only standing here 'cause somebody might do somebody wrong
All night long, all night long
And we'll be sleeping with the television on
Sleeping with the television on
Sleeping with the television on

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 You May Be Right
  • 2 Sometimes a Fantasy
  • 3 Don't Ask Me Why
  • 4 It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
  • 5 All for Leyna
  • 6 I Don't Want to Be Alone
  • 7 Sleeping With the Television On
  • 8 C’était toi (You Were the One)
  • 9 Close to the Borderline
  • 10 Through the Long Night


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 7 in album Glass Houses
    release date: 1980-3-12
    popularity : 48 users have visited this page.
    composer: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643638418
    script: Latin