Diana Krall – Just The Way You Are

Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall performs “Just The Way You Are” from her 2002 live album titled “Live in Paris”. It is a song by Billy Joel, the American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer.

Live in Paris is the first DVD and live album and seventh overall album by Diana Krall, released in 2002. The DVD video was filmed during Krall’s sold-out concert at Paris’s Olympia on November 29 – December 2, 2001 and includes songs from her multi-platinum albums Only Trust Your Heart, All for You, When I Look in Your Eyes and The Look of Love. In the United States alone, the album sold over 500,000 copies while the DVD sold over 200,000 copies. The album won the 2003 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album and the 2003 Juno Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year. Billboard ranked the album at number 8 on the magazine’s Top Jazz Albums of the Decade.

Lyrics

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

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

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