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An Innocent Man Lyrics By Billy Joel

    some people stay far away from the door
    if there’s a chance of it opening up
    they hear a voice in the hall outside
    and hope that it just passes by
    some people live with the fear of a touch
    and the anger of having been a fool
    they will not listen to anyone
    so nobody tells them a lie

    i know you’re only protecting yourself
    i know you’re thinking of somebody else
    someone who hurt you

    but i’m not above making up for the love
    you’ve been denying you could ever feel
    i’m not above doing anything
    to restore your faith if i can
    some people see
    through the eyes of the old
    before they ever get
    a look at the young
    i’m only willing to hear you cry
    because i am an innocent man

    i am an innocent man
    oh yes i am

    some people say they will never believe
    another promise they hear in the dark
    because they only remember too well
    they heard somebody tell them before
    some people sleep all alone every night
    instead of taking a lover to bed
    some people find that it’s easier to hate
    then to wait anymore

    i know you don’t want to hear what i say
    i know you’re gonna keep turning away
    but i’ve been there

    and if i can survive i can keep you alive
    i’m not above going through it again
    i’m not above being cool for a while
    if you’re cruel to me i’ll understand
    some people run from a possible fight
    some people figure they can never win
    and although this is a fight i can lose
    the accused is an innocent man

    i am an innocent man
    oh yes i am
    an innocent man

    you know you only hurt yourself out of spite
    i guess you’d rather be a martyr tonight
    that’s your decision

    but i’m not below anybody i know
    if there’s a chance of resurrecting a love
    i’m not above going back to the start
    to find out where the heartache began
    some people hope for a miracle cure
    some people just accept the world as it is
    but i’m not willing to lay down and die
    because i am an innocent man

    i am an innocent man
    oh yes i am
    an innocent man

    oh oh oh oh

    Artist: Billy Joel

    Year: 1984

    Decade: 80s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 178