Explicit content?

I think the whole rating/censorship ordeal has come too far when Billy Joel’s Just The Way You Are is rated Explicit by Apple Music Store.

Explicit lyrics? Um…. where?
Parental Advisory! Too damn cute a song for your kids! Buy them a 9mm Glock instead so that they may defend themselves in school… What a twisted country.

Someone please point me to the juicy bits, ’cause I just can’t spot them:

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.

5 Responses to “Explicit content?”

  1. 1 Jacob Hage


  2. 2 Kjeld Andersen

    “Just the way you are ” ??
    Who did this censor know???

  3. 3 Tanja T R

    It’s filth, and you know it

  4. 4 Sam

    It’s because the album it comes from is labled explicit, not the specific song. If an album as an explicit sticker, the warning usually appears next to every song from the album. I’s the version of the song from one of his greatest hits albums.

  5. 5 Klaus Silberbauer

    Hi Sam

    Thanks for the explanation. I had a hunch that this was the case. Although I don’t understand why iTunes lets the songs inherit the record’s rating.

    So, my best guess is that the record is rated Explicit because of Captain Jack:

    “Your sister’s gone out, she’s on a date
    You just sit at home and masturbate
    Your phone is gonna ring soon, but you just can’t wait
    For that call”


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