The lyric then concludes by returning to the restaurant scene. Although, Brian has known Billy for quite some time as well, it was Bill who was the drummer in The Lost Souls. Did they have another restaurant in Syosset? I think the real problem the elitists have with Joel - although they would never admit this - is that he writes and sings good old-fashioned, non-pretentious music. He did go to Hicksville High School which I think is on Spindle Lane, just down the street from West Green. My mother and her sister would come in and sit way in the back and just ease drop on Billy's date. It was Bill Zampino, not Brian Ruggles I didn't think that sounded right after I posted my previous comment.
The parkway dinner could refer to the parkway village green on Levittown pkway in hicksville. To this date, I don't believe there is an official video made. While it is true that Joel often borrows others' styles, he does it so well and in so many ways, he can be forgiven. I guess this was done because in the show after this song came the Viet Nam war. It was hard to Billy to have privacy once he got a bit famous.
Thank you to all who voted us Best Italian Restaurant! They got an apartment with deep Pile carpet And a couple of paintings from Sears A big waterbed that they bought With the bread They had saved for a couple Of years They started to fight when the Money got tight And they just didn't count on The tears. The green mentioned is definately the west village green on newbridge rd. So regardless if whether he actually wrote it about C's, the place has a close history with Billy. Engineer boots, leather jackets and tight blue jeans Oh, you'd drop a dime in the box play a song about New Orleans Cold beer, hot lights My sweet romantic teenage nights Yeah, wooh Oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies And the king and the queen at the prom Riding around with the car top down And the radio on Nobody looked any finer Or was more of a hit at the Parkway Diner We never knew we could want more than that out of life Surely Brenda and Eddie would always know how to survive Oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh Brenda and Eddie were still going steady in the summer of '75 When they decided the marriage would be at the end of July Everyone said they were crazy Brenda you know that you're much too lazy And Eddie could never afford to live that kind of life Oh, but there we were waving Brenda and Eddie goodbye Oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh Well, they got an apartment with deep pile carpet And a couple of paintings from Sears A big waterbed that they bought with the bread They had saved for a couple of years They started to fight when the money got tight And they just didn't count on the tears, oh, oh Yeah, rock and roll Oh, oh, oh Well they lived for a while in a very nice style But it's always the same in the end They got a divorce as a matter of course And they parted the closest of friends Then the king and the queen went back to the green But you can never go back there again, no, oh Brenda and Eddie had had it already by the summer of '75 From the high to the low to the end of the show For the rest of their lives They couldn't go back to the greasers The best they could do was pick up their pieces We always knew they would both find a way to get by Oh, and that's all I heard about Brenda and Eddie Can't tell you more 'cause I told you already And here we are waving Brenda and Eddie goodbye Oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh A bottle of red, ooh a bottle of white Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight I'll meet you anytime you want In our Italian restaurant. . You can watch the video here and, if you like it, I'd love to hear from you.
Brenda and Eddie were actually close friends of Billy Joel during his childhood. It is the West Village Green on Newbridge Rd. Famous robbery there in 1982 I believe it was. The Itlian restaurant Billy has changed his story through the years but it was Christiano's in Syosett it burt down and is no longer there. And everybody's got their Italian restaurant. One of the last out front grills. Towards the end of the night, that's one of the big finale songs.
Sorry, Long Island Italian restaurant owners. When Levittown was established in the late forties, Levitt created common areas with shops, playgrounds and public pools. Next to the Parkway Diner there was a Carvel. Pepper, Sweet and Unsweetened Tea, Coffee 1. I was there, in Hicksville in the 50's and 60's.
I thought Christianos was on Hempstead Tpke. Never get tired of it and the lyrics are among the best I've ever heard. Billy Joel hung around with my crowd at the Villiage Green on levittown Parkway. Brian tells of all the times they used to hang out at the village green. The parway Diner is the the Empress diner which is located right off watagh parkway. A bottle of red, a bottle of white Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight I'll meet you anytime you want In our Italian Restaurant. I don't think we built our success just on singles -- although we were lucky to have a lot of Top 40 singles.
Being from Syosset, I thought that it was totally cool! That's the version of the song that's in the jukebox. The waiter actually cam up to him and said those famed words. A bottle of red, a bottle of white Whatever kind of mood you're in tonight I'll meet you anytime you want In our Italian Restaurant. A bottle of red, a bottle of white It all depends upon your appetite I'll meet you any time you want In our Italian restaurant Things are okay with me these days Got a good job, got a good office Got a , got a new life And the family's fine Oh we lost touch long ago You lost weight, I did not know You could ever look so nice after so much time Do you remember those days hanging out at the? First, the village green that billy j and billy z hung out at was the west village green on newbridge rd and the store was Sunrise. In an interview, Joel cites the second side of The Beatles album Abbey Road as one of the main influences behind it. Joel shows his skill as a musician as well as his skill as a songwriter here. Yet we still hang on to those memories of our youth, and to each other.
One night we were sitting and standing around the bench just outside Levittown Pool. A beautiful saxophone solo then transports us back in time to the couple's teenage years. The song is effectively a medley of three individual songs which are fused together. I never grow tired of hearing it. They lived for a while in a Very nice style But it's always the same in the end They got a divorce as a matter Of course And they parted the closest Of friends Then the king and the queen went Back to the green But you can never go back There again. We serve authentic homemade Sicilian dishes, for lunch and dinner, with daily specials throughout the week. I would like to set the record straight and dispell some of the falshoods stated.
I went through and looked at that program I had. The song tells the tale of the two through their love in high school, their marriage, and finally to their divorce shortly after. It was Bill who hung with Billy at the village green. Nobody looked any finer Or was more of a hit at the Parkway Diner We never knew we could want more Than that out of life Surely Brenda and Eddie would Always know how to survive. He has further stated that the restaurant in the story has more than one real-life counterpart; however, Fontana di Trevi was on his mind while he was writing the song. It's something that a lot of Long Islanders do, kind of reminisce over Italian food.