Life Advice from Billy Joel

Life Advice from Billy Joel

You know, that when the truth is told, you can get what you want or you can just get old.

Vienna, Billy Joel 

Billy, you ain’t never lied.
I find myself behind the times of who I want to be. 
And I know I’m not alone,
people all around the globe get lost in trying to build up a home
and make a career only to lose their dreams.
Ironically praising those that make theirs reality, equating them to stars.
It makes alot of human sense,
we revolve around them thanks to the energy they give off.
We’re in awe, blinded by the shine of all they have and what we want:
The millions and billions they are worth of which the masses can’t imagine,
Being world renowned and in a spotlight the masses couldn’t fathom,
Moving people they have never met and I don’t mean transportation,
When the people need a lift they provide the inspiration.
Folks count on seeing courage often on display when taking center stage, be it the boardroom or Broadway.
Admired for their fearlessness since most are too afraid.
Yes, the stars shine bright as ever and the people keep revolving as the years roll by.
Most no closer to their desires, only closer to their demise.
Time has made them tired, there’s far less excitement in their eyes.
Their wants have withered and now they’re left to wonder why they never even tried.
No, Billy, you ain’t never lied.
In your words I find a challenege to embrace a passion and not to simply be.
To go get what I want because death is coming to get me.
And although work doesn’t mean rewards, of success there is no gurantee,
the chains of doubt are broken,
my hopes keep on a-floatin’,
I’ve lost that fear of failing and have never felt so free.


10:18pm in Berlin

10:18pm in Berlin

Your secret is out Father Time!

You’re still master but your slaves are wise to your ways.

Life is a collection of moments moving forward mixed with feeling, both of which can change in the tick of a watch.

Happy to sad oh so fast. Ashamed to proud at the same rate.

And no matter how we fill that space:

What we build, Where we go, What we discover or create, it’s all happening at a constant pace.

Oh what a laugh you must have at the expense of the mortals who everyday work, eat, sleep then wake and find the only real difference in time is they have less to wait.

That leaves more regret,

more we want to get,

and more belief there is no time to rest for that is all we have left at the end of this incredible, improbable ride.

I can be well prepared and think ahead, still, the truth cannot hide:

For time, Father, will never be on my side.