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"Only The Good Die Young" Lyrics

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Come out, Virginia. Don't let me wait.
You Catholic girls start much too late,
Oh, 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,
Oh, but they never told you the price that you pay
For things that you might have done.
Only the good die young.
That's what I said
Only the good, die young
Only the good die young

You might've heard I run with a dangerous crowd.
We ain't too pretty. We ain't too proud.
We might be laughing a bit too loud,
Oh, 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 hiding behind
Never lets in the sun,
Darlin' only the good die young
Whoo whoo whoo whoo whoo
I tell ya, only the good die young
Only the good die young

You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation.
You got a brand new soul
Mmmmm, and a cross of gold,

But, Virginia, they didn't give you quite enough information.
You didn't count on me
When you were counting on your rosary.
Oh oh ooh

They say there's a heaven for those who will wait.
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,
Ya know that only the good die young
Ho ho ho baby
I tell ya, only the good die young
Only the good die young

You say your mother told you all that I could give you was a reputation.
Ohh,she never cared for me,
Did she ever say a prayer for me?
Oh oh ohh

Come out, come out, come out Virginia Don't let me wait.
You Catholic girls start much too late,
But 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
Ya know that only the good die young
Only the good die young
Only the good
Only the good die young
Whoo whoo whoo whoo whooo....
  • submitted by Meg
  • written by Joel, Billy
  • copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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     rhcps says:
    Like 028-06-2008 06:11
     
    It's true
    Like 004-12-2006 03:23
     
    this is one of the all time best songs in my opinion, I love it and one of my friends recently passed away and the lyrics make me think of him and how true it is that only the good die young
     rokrfoto89 says:
    Like 012-07-2006 15:11
     
    i <33 this song!! GREAT JOB BILLY JOEL!!!!!!!!!!
    Like 015-01-2006 20:30
     
    it's pretty amazing. makes me wanna dance.
     gambatte says:
    Like 008-01-2006 08:58
     
    i love this song
     parkerman says:
    Like 015-01-2005 21:29
     
    Another fantastic song by Billy Joel.
     Athena77 says:
    Like 031-12-2004 23:31
     
    I love Billy Joel soo much! Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy!!!!
     Reesey says:
    Like 030-11-2004 21:03
     
    This song is timeless. I want it to be played at my funeral.
    Like 003-08-2004 04:19
     
    awesome song