Brenda and Eddie were actually close friends of Billy Joel during his childhood. A bottle of red, aa bottle of white Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight I'll meet you anytime you want In our Italian Restaurant Get the embed code Billy Joel - The Stranger Album Lyrics1. I remember those days hanging 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 steadys And the king and the queen Of the prom Riding around with the car top Down and the radio on. Billy Joel wrote the lyrics to the song at the wedding reception on the back of a napkin. I went there a lot in mid 80's and it was called the village green.
The Parkway Diner was near the intersection old of the Northern State Parkway and the Meadowbrook Parkway. It was hard to Billy to have privacy once he got a bit famous. Billy of course was the keyboard player and Brian was the drummer. He played at our high school Hicksville High the song he played there was satisfaction as in I can't get no satisfaction. Post concert in May 1977, then you cannot state otherwise. Things are okay with me these days Got a good job, got a good office Got a new wife, got a new life And the family's fine We lost touch long ago You lost weight I did not know You could ever look so good after So much time. Get It Right the First Time6.
Now, if you love it, I'd love for Billy Joel to hear from you. It is almost symphonic - like a symphony, it has four distinct movements. Although never released as a single, it has become one of Joel's most celebrated compositions among fans, appearing on most of his compilation albums. Now today where that Carvel was there is the Old Westbury Diner nee Seacrest Diner of the 1970's, 80's, 90' and 00's. Billy Joel's body of work is pinnacled with this song. I remember the first time I saw him.
We used to watch Billy and his buddies play stickball on the back of the store. Hicksville borders Levittown to the north and many with Hicksville postal addresses attended Levittown schools. Hope this clears up the Hicksville, Levittown debate. There are also East and West Village Greens. Joel will look at these postings and enjoy them. A bottle of white, a bottle of red Perhaps a bottle of rosé 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 on your appetite I'll meet you any time you want In our Italian restaurant Things are okay with me these days Got a good job, got a good office Got a new wife, got a new life And the family's fine We lost touch long ago You lost weight? Although, Brian has known Billy for quite some time as well, it was Bill who was the drummer in The Lost Souls.
The parway Diner is the the Empress diner which is located right off watagh parkway. Being from Syosset, I thought that it was totally cool! On the wall is a small autographed picture of Billy Joel from his late 70s heyday. Shameless was our wedding song. Brian said it - yes it was one of the last out front grills. The green mentioned is definately the west village green on newbridge rd. Brenda and Eddie had had it Already by the summer of '75 Fromhe 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 nd Eddie Can't tell you more than I Told you already And here we are wavin' Brenda And Eddie goodbye. Things are okay with me these days Got a good job, got a good office Got a new wife, got a new life And the family's fine We lost touch long ago You lost weight I did not know You could ever look so good after So much time.
I'm pretty sure he's referencing Mark Rivera's performance from the live recording of Scenes from an Italian Restaurant that is connected on this page. Grand Union was on the other side of the street, not at the green. Joel shows his skill as a musician as well as his skill as a songwriter here. I never grow tired of hearing it. I was in awe of him.
I thought Christianos was on Hempstead Tpke. Brian tells of all the times they used to hang out at the village green. I never grow tired of hearing it. One night we were sitting and standing around the bench just outside Levittown Pool. A lot of people have heard of Little Italy, not many have heard of Christianos. My big brother was going to school there at the time and got me great seats. I went through and looked at that program I had.
Only The Good Die Young15. I guess this was done because in the show after this song came the Viet Nam war. 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. By using their technique, Joel strung together three different sections 1:In Our Italian Restaurant 1; 2: Ballad Of Brenda And Eddie; 3: In Our Italian Restaurant 2 Reprise. This is just a preview! Joel has named this song as his favorite song of his own. To this date, I don't believe there is an official video made.