Clearly he wrote these songs when he was deeply in love with her, beguiled and totally unaware of her ultimate intentions. Only when all people treat each other with love in all situations will the hatred- and fear-controlled abusers evolve or be disempowered, and maybe even soften their hearts before they ruin their own lives, also. At first blush it sounds like a basic love song, but the lyrics belie a more subtle message. He married her, didn't he? Just repeat the chords from Verse 3, Verse 4 best for finger style Verse 3 A7 D A7 D And she'll promise you more than the garden of Eden. When they first got together, she was still married to Joel's drummer Jon Small. And you can see the spectrum of thoughts he's going through. There's just this deep, soulful, melancholical hurt in the melody and in his voice that reminds me of the dreamer who refuses to accept their dream has fallen around them.
It takes someone who has undergone a lot and to come in order to write this. A7 D A7 F But she brings out the best and the worst you can be. I think it might be more like loving her because of her flaws. It's also a song about a woman he loves, and is so similar, lyrically and melodically, that it's a wonder Billy Joel didn't sue De Burgh. The song is very positive and has a very good message to the world.
Chorus Bm E7 A F m Ohhh. Musically, Joel has said that he was influenced by Gordon Lightfoot and his mellow acoustic guitar ballads. Billy Joel's official site is at. Come on, it's just a love song. I think it's sweet how Billy Joel wrote this about his ex wife but the romance deid because he didn't want to sing about anymore,not to mention feeling nothing. It is not a choice they make and is very hard to cure.
At the core of bpd is lack of trust and an intense fear of abandonment. Leland Hellars info on medication for bpd to be great, but too late for us. Intro: Eb Ebsus4 Eb Bb Eb Ab Eb 1 Bb Eb Bb Eb She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes. I know he was thinking about one woman in particular when he wrote this song, but he just as easily could have written it about the whole lot. Possibly she's been hurt before and he is trying to love her but those emotional obstacles get in the way. And she'll take what you give her as long it's free. I've learned that the behavior of a woman who is like Joel's song describes can be just as destructive as the behavior of certain men to which I refer.
I'm not familiar with Joel's life and on reading from his past on this webpage confirms my belief in why he wrote this song. Bm G A7 D And the most she will do is throw shadows at you, but she's always a woman to me. Bm G A7 D Blame it all on yourself 'cause she's always a women to me. No capo 1 She can A7kill with a Dsmile, she can A7wound with her Deyes. Before he was able to give her these further monetary gifts. I've been tuning into his music recently and he's good.
This is to say that only one woman in a thousand has what it takes to break free from the mold. He was in a serious motorcycle accident. You are overlooking the other more meaningful, words he is saying. I have seen how scary and manipulative and hurtful they can be. This New York Times f rom 1981 describes her management role. She's frequently kind And she's suddenly cruel She can do as she pleases She's nobody's fool And she can't be convicted She's earned her degree And the most she will do Is throw shadows at you But she's always a woman to me Hmmm, mmm, mmm The lyrics seem inconsistent as sometimes Billy seems to criticize and sometimes seems to praise. I know women hate to hear that, but it's true 99.
I hope he will keep singing it and more people will get to share and understand it. Just that sometimes you don't make sacrifice to support your love ones hurting people, whether that's him or others. She can ask for the truth, but she'll never believe. No threat to my masculinity. When his singing career was on fire. G Bm G Then she'll carelessly cut you and laugh while you're bleeding.
Every word here is the truth and it comes from the heart. G Bm G She can ask for the truth, but she'll never believe. I don't know if the song is about a female business associate that he admires or a woman that he is in a codependent relationship. Verse 4 A7 D A7 D She's frequently kind and she's suddenly cruel. Verse 1 A7 D A7 D She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes. And she'll take what you give her as long it's free.
He acknowledges she may be like that, but he loves her. His music will always be something special that we share. Blame it all on yourself 'cause she's always a women to me. Maybe you can be one of the few to save it. Archived from on October 13, 2016.