I did not know You could ever look so good after so much time You remember those days hangin' out at the Village Green Engineer boots, leather jackets and tight blue jeans Drop a dime in the box play the song about New Orleans Cold beer, hot lights My sweet romantic teenage nights Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies And the King and the Queen of the prom Riding around with the car top down and the radio on Nobody looked any finer Or was more of a hit at the Parkway Diner We never knew we could want more than that outta life Surely Brenda and Eddie would always know how to survive Brenda and Eddie were still goin' steady in the Summer of '75 When they decided the marriage'd be at the end of July Everyone said they were crazy Brenda you know you're much too lazy Eddie could never afford to live that kinda life Oh, but there we were wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye They got an apartment with deep pile carpet And a couple of paintings from Sears A big waterbed that they bought with the bread They had saved for a couple of years They started to fight when the money got tight And they just didn't count on the tears They lived for a while in a very nice style But it's always the same in the end They got a divorce as a matter of course And they parted the closest of friends Then the King and the Queen went back to the Green But you can never go back there again Brenda and Eddie had had it already by the Summer of '75 From the high to the low to the end of the show For the rest of their lives They couldn't go back to the Greasers The best they could do was pick up their pieces We always knew they would both find a way to get by That's all I heard about Brenda and Eddie Can't tell you more than I told you already And here we are wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye A bottle of red, a bottle of white Whatever kinda mood you're in tonight I'll meet you anytime you want In our Italian restaurant. While it is true that Joel often borrows others' styles, he does it so well and in so many ways, he can be forgiven. He took piano lessons directly across the street from my house. Commonly known as Volare, the song won in 1958 the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and in 1959 the first Grammy awarded for Record Of The Year. Brenda and Eddie had had it Already by the summer of '75 From the high to the low to The end of the show For the rest of their lives They couldn't go back to The greasers The best they could do was Pick up the pieces We always knew they would both Find a way to get by That's all I heard about Brenda and Eddie Can't tell you more cause I Told you already And here we are wavin' Brenda And Eddie goodbye. Here, family-friendly takes on new meaning. Billy Joel is often maligned by elitist critics as derivative of other artists.
Bottom Line: The Restaurant was Christiano's. He does not sit there and preach to his audiance about how the world should be. Bill O'Reilly also grew up in a Levitt house in neighboring Westbury. I played ping pong at his parents house. Pull your car in as you exited the Northern State, hop back on for the Meadowbrook. A beautiful saxophone solo then transports us back in time to the couple's teenage years. Then a shooting star went by and Billy said I am going to be a muscian some day.
It's basically the story of Brenda and Eddie told through a meeting at an Italian restaurant during a dinner. I only wish I could play it on the piano. They lived for a while in a Very nice style But it's always the same in the end They got a divorce as a matter Of course And they parted the closest Of friends Then the king and the queen went Back to the green But you can never go back There again. Joel will look at these postings and enjoy them. Oh, oh, oh Well they got an apartment with deep pile carpets And a couple of paintings from Sears A big waterbed that they bought with the bread They had saved for a couple of years But they started to fight when the money got tight And they just didn't count on the tears.
Well, I went there when the tickets had gone on sale for my dates at Carnegie Hall, and the owner looks at me and he goes in an Italian accent , 'Heyyy, youra that guy! We were the tough guys billy's parents were just going through divorce at the time. Brian tells of all the times they used to hang out at the village green. Zucchero has a distinctive textured voice with a gravelly timbre, but he sings Senza una donna with great lyricism and tenderness. A bottle of white, a bottle of red Perhaps a bottle of rose instead We'll get a table near the street In our old familiar place You and I,face to face A bottle of red, a bottle of white It all depends upon your appetite I'll meet you any time you want In our Italian Restaurant. It worked you can listen to Billy explain this, click the audio player, below. The Puppini Sisters version is also very interesting.
The idea was to list some of the greatest songs of all time , songs that will endure for generations. Usually we wound up there for the night, drank beers, met girls, etc. . These two incredibly talented artists wrote also Con te partirò Time to Say Goodbye , one of the best selling singles of all time. Hope this clears up the Hicksville, Levittown debate. Shameless was our wedding song. To serve SkySong, Fellow Osteria also will offer grab-and-go coffee and pastries for breakfast and sandwiches and salads for lunch.
Being from Syosset, I thought that it was totally cool! In fact, Billy used to help my brother score beers from Christiano's when my brother was not quite 18 yet drinking age back then. Minuetto — Mia Martini Minuetto is a song written by Franco Califano, known also as Il Maestro, and Dario Baldan Bembo. Canto della terra — Andrea Bocelli I could listen to this stunning song over and over again. I had been going there since the late 50's, but that is neither here Nor there. Dalla dedicated the song to Enrico Caruso- a tenor who had a very complicated and unhappy life in Italy on both aq personal and professional level.
The parway Diner is the the Empress diner which is located right off watagh parkway. More Italian restaurants: Babbo Italian Eatery opens first Scottsdale location, 8th around Phoenix The Sicilian Butcher: 908 ways to eat meatballs at Maggiore's new Italian restaurant Pa'La in Phoenix: One of the best restaurants of 2018. October 16, 2011 300,000 views. I was there, in Hicksville in the 50's and 60's. Billy of course was the keyboard player and Brian was the drummer. Billy uses various musical interludes to bring us from one movement to the next including a sweeping saxophone solo, a jaunty Dixieland-like segue, and an incredible descending piano riff that has become a signature moment for Billy in concert A bottle of white, a bottle of red Perhaps a bottle of rose instead We'll get a table near the street In our old familiar place You and I - face to face, hmm hmm. Joel dedicated that performance to Christiano's, a restaurant in the hamlet of , which operated until February 2014.
It was also translated into title unknown , Spanish En el azul del cielo , French Dans le bleu du ciel bleu , Portuguese Azul pintado de azul and many other languages. You can watch the video here and, if you like it, I'd love to hear from you. This is an unofficial fan site providing information and commentary on Billy Joel's music. I know I took some liberties mainly in the time period depicted on screen , but I think the essence of the song is pretty much captured by a bunch of 20 year old idealist students full of dreams. Quando, Quando, Quando has been translated into English, Spanish, Portuguese, , Vietnamese and has been the subject of numerous musical adaptations by other musicians. The sax solo on the record is played by Richie Cannata. Emilio Pericoli sang Al di là in the popular 1962 Rome Adventure, also known as Lovers Must Learn.
I live among Italians and at least 50 of them have been interviewed before posting this list. He specifically said it was Christiano's in Syosset. My big brother was going to school there at the time and got me great seats. All music and lyrics by Billy Joel, except as noted. After Billy released The Stranger, he visited The Curiosity Shoppe in 1978 and the place went nuts.