Billy Joel 1989

And So It Goes — This Friday’s Song

This Friday’s song is And So It Goes by Billy Joel. The song was written in 1983, but not released until 1989 on the album Storm Front. I had been a Joel fan since he first broke out and this album was a personal favorite. I was traveling in Asia almost constantly at this point in my life for work and I spend a lot of long-haul flights listening to it.

If you don’t know the story behind the sing, Joel wrote it about a doomed relationship with model Elle Macpherson. Joel dated Macpherson for a brief time shortly before becoming involved with Christie Brinkley. The song was inspired by the Scottish ballad Barbara Allen, and is unique for Joel as it is written in iambic tetrameter.

Hope you enjoy And So it Goes by Billy Joel.

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