Today I am your championBilly Joel wrote The Entertainer, a song about a jaded musician, in the early 70's and released it as his only single from the 1974 album Streetlife Serenade.
I may have won your hearts
But I know the game, you'll forget my name
And I won't be here in another year
If I don't stay on the charts
- Billy Joel's The Entertainer
On Friday, he used the song a bit differently at his monthly Madison Square Garden show, dedicating it to presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump, saying The Donald had been keeping him entertained for a number of months.
While, on the surface, it might seem to be a sideways compliment, there must have been some fairly serious inflection in his voice because fans at the show began tweeting right away that he was taking a jab at Trump.
Thank you @BillyJoel- many friends just told me you gave a very kind shoutout at MSG. Appreciate it- love your music!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2016