Innocent Man

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William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man," in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA. He also has the third best-selling album in the United States with his Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2. more »

Some people stay far away from the door 
If there's a chance of it opening up 
They hear a voice in the hall outside 
And hope that it just passes by 

Some people live with the fear of a touch 
And the anger of having been a fool 
They will not listen to anyone 
So nobody tells them a lie 

I know you're only protecting yourself 
I know you're thinking of somebody else 
Someone who hurt you 
But I'm not above 
Making up for the love 
You've been denying you could ever feel 
I'm not above doing anything 
To restore your faith if I can 
Some people see through the eyes of the old 
Before they ever get a look at the young 
I'm only willing to hear you cry 
Because I am an innocent man 
I am an innocent man 
Oh yes I am 

Some people say they will never believe 
Another promise they hear in the dark 
Because they only remember too well 
They heard somebody tell them before 

Some people sleep all alone every night 
Instead of taking a lover to bed 
Some people find that it's easier to hate 
Than to wait anymore 

I know you don't want to hear what I say 
I know you're gonna keep turning away 
But I've been there and if I can survive 
I can keep you alive 
I'm not above going through it again 
I've not above being cool for a while 
If you're cruel to me I'll understand 

Some people run from a possible fight 
Some people figure they can never win 
And although this is a fight I can lose 
The accused is an innocent man 
I am an innocent man 
Oh yes I am 
An innocent man 

You know you only hurt yourself out of spite 
I guess you'd rather be a martyr tonight 
That's your decision 
But I'm not below 
Anybody I know 
If there's a chance of resurrecting a love 
I'm not above going back to the start 
To find out where the heartache began 

Some people hope for a miracle cure 
Some people just accept the world as it is 
But I'm not willing to lay down and die 
Because I am an innocent man 

I am an innocent man 
Oh yes I am 
An innocent man

Written by: BILLY JOEL

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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