Who else feels like John in “Piano Man”
I whist wonder who else relates to the bartender John, “he gets me my drinks for free, he’s quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke” he’s trying to be nice and do things for others to make them happy when he himself is not. He tries to make other laugh and and forget everything when he is struggling. “When there’s some place he’d rather be” it is what it is but but despite making other people feel something he wants to be somewhere else doing what makes him happy instead. “He says “bill I believe this is killing me” as the smile ran away from his face” he knows what he’s doing/where he’s at isn’t good for him and wants to escape. “I’m sure that I could be a movie star, if I could get out of this place” he knows he has potential, but can’t quite seem to get out of where he is.
I just have always heavily related to this part of the song and can’t quite seems to find my way out, just as John wishes he could. Anyone else relate?
TLDR; anyone else feel trapped by their position and why?
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