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Lyrics by: Billy Joel
# Debut Chart
10 Jun '86 Hot 100
7 Jun '86 Adult Contemp
34 Jun '86 Mainstream Rock

Lyrics

You see her sitting With her coffee and her paper With her high top sneakers Of Italian design With a long cool stare She aggravates the tension Makes up her face While she makes up her mind Now you're in trouble Maybe she's an intellectual What if she figures out You're not very smart Or maybe she's the quiet type Who's into heavy metal Boy, you got to get it settled Cause she's breaking your heart Don't try to put on an act You can't do that to a modern woman And you're an old fashioned man She understands the things you're doing She's a modern woman She looks sleek and She seems so professional She's got a lot of confidence It's easy to see You want to make a move But you feel so inferior Cause under that exterior Is someone who's free


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She's got style and She's got her own money So, she's not another honey You can quickly disarm She's got the eyes That make you realize She won't be hypnotized By your usual charm You've got your plan of attack That won't attract the modern woman When you're an old fashioned man She understands the things you're doing She's a modern woman The time goes by and You're sharing an apartment She says she loves you But she doesn't know why In the morning, she leaves you With your coffee and paper It's a strange situation For an old fashioned guy But times have changed Things are not the same, baby You overcame such a bad attitude Rock and roll just used to be for kicks And nowadays it's politics And after 1986 what else could be new You got to learn to relax And face the facts of modern woman And you're an old fashioned man She understands the things you're doing She's a modern woman She's a modern woman You got the casual hip That don't mean zip To the modern woman She's out making the rent Don't be sentimental, woman She's a modern woman She's a modern woman She's a modern woman Yeah, yeah, yeah

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