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Only The Good Die Young

In the style of

Billy Joel

Lyrics

come out virginia
don't let me wait
ya catholic girls
start much too late

ah but sooner
or later
it comes down to fate
i might as well
be the one

well they showed you
a statue
told you to pray
they built you a temple
and locked you away

ah but
they never told you
the price
that you'd pay
for things that
you might have done

darling
only the good
die young
that's what i said
well only the good
die young
only the good
die young

you mighta heard
i run with
a dangerous crowd
we ain't too pretty
we ain't too proud

we might be laughin'
a bit too loud
ah but
that never hurt
no one

so come on virginia
show me a sign
send up a signal
i'll throw you a line
the stained glass
curtain
you're hidin' behind
never lets in the sun

darlin'
only the good
die young
woh woh woh woh woh

i tell ya
only the good
die young
only the good
die young

ya got a
nice white dress
and a party
on your confirmation
you got a
brand-new soul
hmm and
a cross of gold

but virginia
they didn't give you
quite enough
information

oh you didn't
count on me
when you were
counting on
your rosary

oh woh woh
and they say
there's a heaven
for those
who will wait
and some say
it's better
but i say it ain't

i'd rather laugh
with the sinners
than cry
with the saints

the sinners
are much more fun
darlin'
only the good
die young

i tell ya baby
only the good
die young
only the good
die young

said ya mother
told you
all that i could
give you
was a reputation

she never
cared for me
but did she ever
say a prayer for me

oh woh woh
come out come out
come out virginia
don't let me wait
ya catholic girls
start much too late

sooner or later
it comes down to fate
i might as well
be the one
ya know that
only the good
die young
tell ya baby

you know that
only the good
die young
only the good
die young
only the good
only the good
die young

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Details

  • Duration : 3:42
  • Key : C
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1978
  • Language : English

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