What does Big Shot mean?

Billy Joel: Big Shot Meaning

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Song Released: 1979


Big Shot Lyrics

Big Shot
Billy Joel
Well, you went uptown riding in your limousine
With your fine Park Avenue clothes
You had the Dom Perignon in your hand
And the spoon up your nose
And when you wake up in the morning
With your head on fire
And your...

  1. anonymous
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    Oct 25th 2017 !⃝

    It was about Bianca Jagger

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2014 !⃝

    1st wife ..... she was a jerk and so was her brother who was Billy Joel's manager at the time and stole millions of dollars from Billy

  3. m320753
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    Mar 13th 2013 !⃝

    i think you're right. Christie Brinkly was a model in the video not the big shot

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 8th 2013 !⃝

    This is supposedly about Mick Jaggers wife and when he first met her, just a suggestion...

  5. astorian
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    Oct 2nd 2012 !⃝

    This song paints a portrait of a real drama queen, a rich, self-absorbed woman who goes to big parties and always feels the need to be the center of attention. She drinks too much, does too much cocaine, tries to be the life of the part, and ends up making a fool of herself.

    But even though the song is about a woman, Billy Joel has admitted several times that the lyrics were inspired by his OWN bad and immature behavior at parties. Many times, he has embarrassed himself by getting drunk, stoned and loud at social occasions. And the next morning, he'd always look at himself in the mirror and groan, "You HAD to go and do it, didn't you, Billy? You HAD to act like a big shot, didn't you?"

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 21st 2011 !⃝

    this song is about his first wife. she was a big noter...everything was about her. She always put her foot into situations which not only made her look like a fool, but also embarrassed billy


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