The lyrics of this song are so interesting. The first verse goes, "Slow down, you crazy child, you're so ambitious for a juvenile, but then so smart, then tell me, why are you still so afraid, Mhm. Where's the fire, what's the hurry about, you better cool it off before you burn it out, you've got so much to do, and only so many hours in a day, hey-ey." Then the first chorus goes, "And you know that when the truth is told, that you can get what you want, or you can just get old, you're gonna kick off, before you even get halfway through, oh-oh. When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?"
Then the second and final verse says, "Slow down, you're doing fine, you can't be everything you wanna be before your time, although its so romantic on the, borderline tonight, tonight. Too bad, but it's the life you lead, you're so ahead-a ya self that you forgot whatcha need, though you can see when you're wrong, you know you can't always see when you're right, you're right." Then the second chorus goes, "You've got your passion, you've got your pride, but don't you know that only fools are satisfied. Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true, oh-oh. When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?"
Then after a musical break the final chorus comes in with, "Slow down you crazy child, and take the phone off the hook, and disappear for a while. It's alright, you can afford to lose a day or two, oh-oh. When will you realize, Vienna waits for you? And you know that when the truth is told, that you can get what you want, or you can just get old, you're gonna kick off, before you even get halfway through, oh-oh. Why don't you realize, Vienna waits for you? When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?"
This song was written by Billy Joel, after he was done visiting his father in Vienna, Austria. This song is about is here in America, we go very fast, and when we get old, we go into homes, or we just rot away, where in Vienna there were 95 year old women doing more work then the younger people. It is about how Vienna waits for you to do your own life, at your own pace.
It really is a very beautiful song, and I hope that you all can enjoy it as much as I do!
Have you ever heard this song before? Did you like this song? Do you like the message behind this particular song?
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