Been awhile since we visited this topic. So I’m tossing in a double header! Hehehehe!
The first one - At about 3:25 or so, watch and listen closely as Billy really emphasizes:
“He’s talking to Davy whose still in the Navy and probably will be for life!”
Why? Well years ago, this line was considered controversial. Twas’ either by the military itself or some high uptight censorship assholes with money. So most pop radio stations across the country actually played an edited version of the song without this line in it.
Whether Billy had any control over it, well, many purists were upset over it; and slowly but surely the whole song in its entirety did find its way back onto the airwaves.
Of course, there are still some Aliens.Inc bot radio stations here and there that still play the edited version; the very same bot pop stations that play Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock & Roll” and think they’re friggin cool - NOT!
BTW: If the clip seems slow on your computer, you may want to change the settings from HD 720 down to the more moderate 480!
The second clip (with a little Aussie tie-in) speaks for itself; and long before MTV was ever born!
Billy Joel - Piano Man (1973) HQ