My godson, Emerson, wasn't ever really verbal before he passed, but he definitely communicated through music. That was a key thing for him, and he seemed to really dig Billy Joel. Obviously this song isn't really about the good dying young, but that doesn't stop me from thinking about him when it is played.
This might be the most "autumn" song I know, in terms of lyrics, emotion, music, etc. Also this is probably my favorite Billy Joel song - and I like a lot of them. Also, it's kind of cool, but this is the last song on his last album. "There may be other words some other day", but for now there still haven't been.
The live version ain't so great, so I'm giving you the studio cut here too:
Billy Joel performing one of my old man's favorite songs. "It is Saturday". Hilarious.