Always a Ninja

TTTO “Always a Woman”, Billy Joel

She can kill with a smile
She can wound with her eyes
She can ruin your life without telling a lie
And she’s only noticed when she wants to be seen
She hides as a child
But she’s always a ninja to me

She can drop from above
And annoy her – they’ll grieve you
Has a cyanide tooth
She can always deceive you
And she’ll kill whom she wants and then hide in a tree
She can stand on a leaf
But she’s always a ninja to me

Oh–she takes care of herself
She can hide if she wants
And she’s always on time
Oh–and I’ll never find out
Just when did she get in?
She is so hard to find

And she’ll promise no more
Than to kill without hurtin’
As she carefully cuts you
You’ll die ‘fore you’re bleedin’
She’s the best of the best
And the worst she can be
And I just blame myself
‘Cause she’s always a ninja to me


She is frequently kind
Though she knows to be cruel
She can’t do what she pleases
She follows the rules
And she won’t be convicted
I think you’ll agree
If you’ll irk her, you’ll rue
When the shadows kill you
But she’s always a ninja to me