- May 22, 1999
- Real Name
Don't know if you own or have heard this song, from the album STORM FRONT (1989), but it has to be one of the most poignant and beautifully-written songs ever. It tells the sad (and unfortunately accurate, even more so since Joel wrote it) tale of a Long Island fisherman who is facing the now-universal dearth of fish. The lyrics, which you can find online, are simply great (and I do not throw the adjective "great" around blithely like too many people do). The melody and vocal performance are simply perfect. The entire CD is worth a purchase for this song alone, but there are other fine ones as well.