Just the Way You Are

Songwriter/Performer: Billy Joel

This song nearly didn't make it onto Billy Joel's 1977 album "The Stranger" because he wasn't all that enthused with the song. But he was convinced to include it, and it ended up winning Record AND Song of the Year at the 1978 Grammy's!

It has been covered by numerous singers as well, including Barry White, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr, and even Leslie Ann Warren with Rowlf the Dog on a Muppets episode.

Sheet music (piano solo)
Sheet music (piano/vocal)


Don't go changing, to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don't imagine you're too familiar
And I don't see you anymore
I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times
I'll take you just the way you are

Don't go trying some new fashion
Don't change the color of your hair
You always have my unspoken passion
Although I might not seem to care

I don't want clever conversation
I never want to work that hard
I just want someone that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are.

I need to know that you will always be
The same old someone that I knew
What will it take till you believe in me
The way that I believe in you.

I said I love you and that's forever
And this I promise from the heart
I could not love you any better
I love you just the way you are.

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