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Keeping The Faith
Billy Joel

Lyrics

If it seems like I've been lost in "let's remember,"
if you think I'm feeling older and missing my younger days.
Oh, then you should have known me much better
'cause my past is something that never got in my way, oh no.
Still, I would not be here now if I never had the hunger.
And I'm not ashamed to say the wild boys were my friends.
Oh, 'cause I never felt the desire
'til their music set me on fire.
Then I was saved, yeah.
That's why I'm keeping the faith,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, keeping the faith.
We wore old Matador boots, only Flagg Brothers had them with a Cuban heel.
Iridescent socks with the same-colored shirt and a tight pair of chinos, oh.
Put on my socks and jacket, you know the kind with the velvet collar, and ditty-bop shades, oh yeah.
I took a fresh pack of Luckies and a mint called "Sen-sen,"
my old man's Trojans and his Old Spice after shave.
Oh, combed my hair in a pompadour
like the rest of the Romeos wore,
a permanent wave, yeah.
We were keeping the faith,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, keeping the faith.
You can get just so much from a good thing,
you can linger too long in your dreams.
Say goodbye to the oldies, but goodies,
'cause the good old days weren't always good and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
Learned stickball as a formal education,
lost a lot of fights but it taught me how to lose okay.
Oh, I heard about sex but not enough.
I found you can dance but still look tough anyway.
Oh, yes I did.
I found out a man ain't just being macho.
Ate an awful lot of late night drive-in food, drank a lot of take home pay,
I thought I was the Duke of Earl when I made it with a red-haired girl in the Chevrolet, oh yeah.
We were keeping the faith,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, keeping the faith.
Oh, oh,
oh, you know the good old days weren't always good.
Tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.
I told you my reasons for the whole revival.
Now I'm going outside to have an ice-cold beer in the shade.
Oh, I'm gonna listen to my forty five's,
ain't it wonderful to be alive when the rock 'n' roll plays, yeah.
When the memory stays, yeah.
I'm keeping the faith,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, keeping the faith.
I'm keeping the faith,
yes, I am.
You know I'm keeping the faith,
oh, yes I am.
You know I'm keeping the faith,
oh, you know I do.
I'm keeping the faith, ah yeah,
ooh, keeping the faith,
oh, yes I am,
keeping the faith.

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