Song of the Day #4,734: ‘Don’t Ask Me Why’ – Billy Joel

Today is one of those Random Weekend days that aligns with a special occasion, giving me the opportunity to spin the dial and hope for an appropriate or hilariously inappropriate match of song and event.

In this case, today marks two such special occasions. One is Fathers Day, and the other is the 19th birthday of my older daughter, Sophia.

Before I call up the song, let me wish the happiest of Fathers Days to my dear dad, who loves to tell me I should grow my blog readership beyond its current modest but loyal audience. His support and encouragement mean a lot, even if I’m too lazy to follow up on it.

Happy Fathers Day to all of the other dads among that readership as well. Hope the day treats you well!

And Happy Birthday to Sophia, who is off to college this fall, for real this time. The pandemic has been a miserable experience for the entire world, but I will always be grateful for the opportunity to spend another year with my wonderful daughter.

And now… the song.

I don’t know if Billy Joel’s ‘Don’t Ask Me Why’ has any particular relevance to today’s events, but it’s certainly an excellent song and one by an artist loved by both my father and Sophia. That’s a tough Venn diagram to crack, so I give a lot of credit to the Random iTunes Fairy for coming through today!

[Verse 1]
All the waiters in your grand café
Leave their tables when you blink
Ohh, every dog must have his every day
Every drunk must have his drink

[Chorus]
Don’t wait for answers
Just take your chances
Don’t ask me why

[Verse 2]
All your life you had to stand in line
Still you’re standing on your feet
Ohh, all your choices made you change your mind
Now your calendar’s complete

[Chorus]
Don’t wait for answers
Just take your chances
Don’t ask me why

[Bridge]
Mmm, you can say the human heart
Is only make-believe
And I am only fighting fire with fire
But you are still a victim
Of the accidents you leave
As sure as I’m a victim of desire

[Verse 3]
All the servants in your new hotel
Throw their roses at your feet
Fool them all but baby I can tell
You’re no stranger to the street

[Chorus]
Don’t ask for favors
Don’t talk to strangers
Don’t ask me why

[Verse 4]
Yesterday you were an only child
Now your ghosts have gone away
You can kill them in the classic style
Now you, “Parlez-vous français ?”

[Chorus]
Don’t look for answers
You took your chances
Don’t ask me why

[Outro]
Don’t ask me why

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,734: ‘Don’t Ask Me Why’ – Billy Joel

  1. Peg says:

    Happy Birthday Sophia and Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful fathers especially the ones in my life ❤️ And thank you iTunes Fairy for bringing up Billy Joel!

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    This is a good random iTunes fairy gift for this father as well as his Billy Joel loving children!

  3. Amy says:

    Love the Billy Joel song serendipity provided to mark this special day.

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