Billy Joel - Zanzibar Lyrics

Billy Joel 52nd Street cover art
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Ali dances and the audience applauds
Though he's bathed in sweat he hasn't lost his style
Ali don't you go downtown
You gave away another round for free

Me, I'm just another face at Zanzibar
But the waitress always serves a secret smile
She's waiting out in Shantytown
She's gonna pull the curtains down for me, for me

I've got the old man's car
I've got a jazz guitar
I've got a tab at Zanzibar
Tonight that's where I'll be, I'll be

Rose, he knows he's such a credit to the game
But the Yankees grab the headline every time
Melodrama's so much fun
In black and white for everyone to see

Me, I'm trying just to get to second base
And I'd steal it if she only gave the sign
She's gonna give the go head
The inning isn't over yet for me, for me

I've got the old man's car
I've got a jazz guitar
I've got a tab at Zanzibar
Tonight that's where I'll be

Tell the waitress I'll come back to Zanzibar
I'll be hiding in the darkness with my beer
She's waiting out in Shantytown
She's gonna pull the curtains down for me, for me

I've got the old man's car
I've got a jazz guitar
I've got a tab at Zanzibar
Tonight that's where I'll be

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Big Shot
  • 2 Honesty
  • 3 My Life
  • 4 Zanzibar
  • 5 Stiletto
  • 6 Rosalinda’s Eyes
  • 7 Half a Mile Away
  • 8 Until the Night
  • 9 52nd Street


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 4 in album 52nd Street
    release date: 1978-10-13
    popularity : 124 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:13
    producer: Phil Ramone
    engineer: Jim Boyer
    guest trumpet: Freddie Hubbard
    assistant engineer: Dave Martone
    guest vibraphone & marimba: Mike Mainieri
    Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643560917
    script: Latin