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Lyrics by: Billy Joel
# Debut Chart
34 Nov '74 Hot 100
30 Dec '74 Adult Contemp

Lyrics

I am the entertainer and I know just where I stand Another serenader and Another long haired band Today, I am your champion I may have won your hearts But I know the game You'll forget my name And I won't be here in another year If I don't stay on the charts


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I am the entertainer and I've had to pay my price The things I did not know at first I learned by doing twice But still they come to haunt me Still they want their say So I've learned to dance With a hand in my pants I let 'em rub my neck And I write 'em a check And they go their merry way I am the entertainer Been all around the world I've played all kinds of palaces And laid all kinds of girls I can't remember faces I don't remember names But what the hell You know it's just as well Cause after a while And a thousand miles It all becomes the same I am the entertainer I bring to you my songs I'd like to spend a day or two But I can't stay that long I got to meet expenses I got to stay in line Got to get those fees To the agencies And I'd love to stay But there's bills to pay So I just don't have the time I am the entertainer I've come to do my show You've heard my latest record It's been on the radio It took me years to write it They were the best years of my life It was a beautiful song But it ran too long If you're gonna have a hit You gotta make it fit So they cut it down to 3:05 I am the entertainer The idol of my age I make all kinds of money When I go on the stage You see me in the papers I've been in the magazines But if I go cold, I won't get sold I get put in the back In the discount rack Like another can of beans I am the entertainer and I know just where I stand Another serenader and Another long haired band Today, I am your champion I may have won your hearts But I know the game You'll forget my name I won't be here in another year If I don't stay on the charts

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