She’s Got A Way

May 15, 2022

Billy Joel – She’s Got A Way (HQ with lyrics)

Today’s song of the day is “She’s Got a Way,” by Billy Joel.

Fun Facts

  • “She’s Got a Way” is a love ballad from Joel’s first studio album, Cold Spring Harbor. A live version was released in 1981’s Songs in the Attic.
  • In it, Joel describes the various characteristics of a woman that make him love her, even though he doesn’t understand why.
  • Although it has always been one of Joel’s most popular songs, he had some seriously mixed feelings about it at first. He thought it was too cornball, and he had a hard time performing it for years.
  • Critics disagreed, though, calling it one of his “most serious and adult compositions.”
  • Joel eventually decided that everyone’s got a corny side, and so came to embrace it.
  • There are two different versions of the song. The Cold Spring Harbor version has very minimal instrumentation. Mostly, it’s just piano, some cymbals, and his singing.
  • He redid the song on 1983’s rerelease of Cold Spring Harbor. This version has stringed instruments.

Both versions have their fans, but people generally prefer the Songs in the Attic live performance of the original, minimalist version.

Lyrics:

https://genius.com/Billy-joel-shes-got-a-way-lyrics

She’s got a way about her

I don’t know what it is

But I know that I can’t live without her

She’s got a way of pleasin’, mmh

I don’t know what it is

But there doesn’t have to be a reason

Anyway

She’s got a smile that heals me, mmh

I don’t know why it is

But I have to laugh when she reveals me

She’s got a way of talkin’, mmh

I don’t know what it is

But it lifts me up when we are walkin’

Anywhere

She comes to me when I’m feelin’ down

Inspires me without a sound

She touches me and I get turned around

She’s got a way of showin’, mmh

How I make her feel

And I find the strength to keep on goin’

She’s got a light around her, ooh

And everywhere she goes

A million dreams of love surround her

Everywhere

She comes to me when I’m feelin’ down

Inspires me without a sound

She touches me and I get turned around, ooh, oho

She’s got a smile that heals me, mmh

I don’t know why it is

But I have to laugh when she reveals me

She’s got a way about her, mmh

I don’t know what it is

But I know that I can’t live without her

Anyway, hey

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