Who Sang Summer, Highland Falls? Billy Joel

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publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
release date: 1976-5-19
length: 3:16
producer: Billy Joel
membranophone: Liberty DeVitto
lead vocals: Billy Joel
mixer: Bruce Botnick
engineer: Lou Waxman and Don Puluse
arranger: Liberty DeVitto, Doug Stegmeyer and Billy Joel
keyboard: Billy Joel
acoustic guitar: James Smith
percussion: James Mingo Lewis
saxophone: Richie Cannata
acoustic guitar & electric guitar: Howard Emerson and Russell Javors
bass guitar: Doug Stegmeyer
orchestrator: Kenny Ascher
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel
They say that these are not the best of times
But they're the only times I've ever known
And I believe there is a time for meditation
In cathedrals of our own

Now I have seen that sad surrender in my mother's eyes
I can only stand apart and sympathize
For we are always what our situations hand us
Its either sadness or euphoria

So we'll argue and we'll compromise
And realize that nothing's ever changed
For all our mutual experience
Our separate conclusions are the same

Now we are forced to recognize our inhumanity
A reason coexists with our insanity
Though we choose between reality and madness
Its either sadness or euphoria

How thoughtlessly we dissipate our energies
Perhaps we'll help fulfill each other's fantasies
And as we stand upon the ledges of our lives with our respective similarities
Its either sadness or euphoria

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Say Goodbye to Hollywood
  • 2 Summer, Highland Falls
  • 3 All You Wanna Do Is Dance
  • 4 New York State of Mind
  • 5 James
  • 6 Prelude / Angry Young Man
  • 7 I've Loved These Days
  • 8 Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)