Other Billy Joel songs
Roberta: about a prostitute that Billy Joel likes in a romantic way
Sometimes a Fantasy: phone sex
Scenes from an Italian Restaurant: two guido types who get married
All for Leyna: unrequited love (but not as deep as his earliest songs about unrequited love)
Miami 2017: an imaginary future when Manhattan is all but abandoned (thus the lights have gone out on Broadway). That’s the danger of extrapolating current trends (the song was written in 1976) into the future; we know now that the opposite has happened. However, Joel was sort of correct about Mexico being taken over by the mafia, because drug cartels are running amok down there.
The Ballad of Billy the Kid: the history of the bank robber Billy the Kid, who was good at robbing banks but because of his youthful short non-alpha appearance was too shy around women to have a lover. For Billy the Kid, becoming a bank robber may have been an early form of beta-male rage.
Also, you may enjoy my previous post about Billy Joel’s house in Sag Harbor.