"Son, can you play me a memoryI'm not really sure how it goes..."
"La la la, di da daLa la, di da da da dum"
"It's nine o'clock on a SaturdayThe regular crowd shuffles inThere's an old man sitting next to me" There is an older man who asks the young man to play a song he recollects, he wants meaning at his time in the bar, not just another drink or two
"Now John at the bar is a friend of mineHe gets me my drinks for freeAnd he's quick with a joke or to light up your smokeBut there's someplace that he'd rather be" John shows that some people don't always want to come to the bar, but they get so lost in sadness it becomes a habit
"Sing us a song, you're the piano manSing us a song tonightWell, we're all in the mood for a melodyAnd you've got us feelin' alright" The young man plays a song for the entire bar to forget their troubles for a while, helps them forget what they came there for