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  • steveier

    This is not the cut I favorited. The album cut had more punch.

    14 Jun 11:26 Responder
  • silversurfer250

    Billy Joel did not grow up in Allentown - he grew up in Levittown, on Long Island. In an interview with James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio, he compared Allentown with his hometown while he was growing up, noting the similarities. Joel stated that the original title was "Levittown," and the original lyrics seemed kind of bland, and he felt that they would possibly be considered boring to the listeners. Some of the original lyrics included lines like, "Well we're living here in Levittown. And there's really not much going down. I don't see much when I look around. The grass is green, the trees are brown. And we're living here in Levittown." So, during the time of the upcoming studio sessions for The Nylon Curtain, Billy took a trip to Pennsylvania. It was here that he came up with the idea for new lyrics...

    23 Nov 2013 Responder
  • FanOf25

    Every song is a knockout by Billy.

    5 Oct 2013 Responder
  • AlterJohn

    Schöner Song !

    21 May 2013 Responder
  • nymmz

    Love Billy Joel!

    2 Jun 2012 Responder
  • NitaD1

    Another good 'un from Billy

    26 Mar 2012 Responder
  • supersteveme

    a knockout from the former boxer

    7 Feb 2012 Responder
  • r-iman

    This song could have been write today cause of the way the USA is....... Got love your Leaders

    11 Ene 2012 Responder
  • lisabemine

    Thisa one is a good song to sing and dance to. You no, one of those feel good songs.

    12 Ago 2011 Responder
  • csercu

    copare the Allentown Song to the Whole Ubited States of America, due to our Leaders, sad ,very sad

    29 Jul 2011 Responder
  • cousinbull

    like Pittsburgh without football

    9 Jul 2011 Responder


    8 Mar 2011 Responder
  • thestrokeslover

    Great song

    22 Feb 2011 Responder
  • fearthechin

    Born in Allentown. I live in Bethlehem. Go figure.

    11 Ene 2011 Responder
  • beatlebug731

    Lol...I'm from the allentown area, the song's really about bethlehem!! :D

    2 Ene 2011 Responder
  • philbeckwith

    I'm a Metal fan but i love this.Go figure.

    3 Nov 2010 Responder
  • lihei

    Song is so applicable to many blue collar jobs

    19 Oct 2010 Responder
  • heaventree22

    born and bred here... and yes, he's right, it's very very hard to stay.

    12 Jul 2010 Responder
  • EclecticEyez

    Is there any Billy Joel music I don't like? Hmmmm.....can't think of any.

    2 Jun 2010 Responder
  • mikebreeze

    This song and Stiletto are my favorites from Billy Joel.

    30 Mar 2010 Responder
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