Don't go changing to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don't imagine you're too familiar
And I don't see you anymore
I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times; I'll take the bad times
I'll take you just the way you are
Don't go trying some new fashion
Don't change the color of your hair
You always have my unspoken passion
Although I might not seem to care
I don't want clever conversation
I never want to work that hard
I just want someone that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are
I need to know that you will always be
The same old someone that I knew
What will it take till you believe in me
The way that I believe in you?
I said I love you and that's forever
And this I promise from the heart
I could not love you any better
I love you just the way you are
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3 years ago
The best song with this title. It's all good with Bruno Mars, but his just the way you are is simply no comparison to this one. Billy Joel practically enumerates those things that make a person unique. Their looks and the beauty in the nature of them, the fact of seeing that person all the time and never get tired of it, being there in the rough and in the good, and one that I love... not looking for a smartass conversation. There is no need to be the most intellectual person. When you are with someone, you just want to be you. And we are all foolish sometimes, most of the time. And with all that, love the other person. Love them just as they are, no modifications, no "this could be better," just simply love.