Brenda and Eddie, Billy Joel


Do you remember those days hanging out at the village green

Engineer boots, leather jackets, and tight blue jeans

Drop a dime in the box, play the song about New Orleans

Cold beer, hot lights

My sweet romantic teenage nights


Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies

And the king and the queen of 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


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"

But there we were waving Brenda and Eddie goodbye


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

But they started to fight when the money got tight

And they just didn't count on the tears


They lived for a while in 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


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

That's all I heard about Brenda and Eddie

Can't tell you more 'cause I told you already

And here we are wavin' Brenda and Eddie goodbye