Oh just shut up, Billy, and sing "Vienna" for me.
In fact, let's wrap up my blogging day with just that. "Vienna" is a lovely song with an unusual lyric -- it's advice to an ambitious young person in too much of a rush. And Joel's advice is both heartfelt and knowing.
But even after 40 years and countless listens, I still don't get the Vienna reference. The only theory I could come up with is that Vienna, an imperial city shorn of its empire, is an old and used-up place -- and that the object of the lyric shouldn't be in any rush to get there, metaphorically speaking.
But that's a stretch, isn't it?
If you have any theories of your own, please share them in the comments.
Hope you enjoy, and I'll see you bright and early tomorrow AM, shortly after Liz Sheld's Morning Brief.