May 6, 2020•390 words
Billy Joel: Lyrics
She's Always a Woman to Me
She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes.
And she can ruin your faith with her casual lies.
And she only reveals what she wants you to see.
She hides like a child, but she's always a woman to me.
She can lead you to love, she can take you or leave you.
She can ask for the truth but she'll never believe.
And she'll take what you'll give her as long as it's free.
Yeah, she steals like a thief, but she's always a woman to me.
Oooh, she takes care of herself.
She can wait if she wants, she's ahead of her time.
Oooooh, and she never gives out, and she never gives in,
She just changes her mind.
Victor was born the spring of '44
and never saw his father anymore
a child of sacrifice, a child of war
another son who never had
a father after Leningrad.
Went off to school and learned to serve the state
followed the rules and drank his vodka straight
the only way to live was drown the hate
a Russian life was very sad
and such was life in Leningrad.
I was born in '49
a cold war kid in McCarthy time
stop 'em at the 38th parallel
blast those yellow reds to hell
Cold war kids were hard to kill
under their desk in an air raid drill
haven't they heard we won the war
what do they keep on fighting for?
Victor was sent to some red army town
served out his time became a circus clown
the greatest happiness he'd ever found
was making Russian children glad
and children lived in Leningrad
The children lived in Levittown
and hid in the shelters underground
till the Soviets turned their ships around
and tore all the Cuban missiles down
And in that bright October sun
we knew our childhood days were done
and I watched my friends go off to war
what do the keep on fighting for
And so my child and I came to this place
to meet him eye to eye and face to face
he made my daughter laugh, then we embraced
we never knew what friends we had
until we came to Leningrad.