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Billy Joel - Only The Good Die Young Lyrics

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TitleOnly The Good Die Young
ArtistBilly Joel
AlbumLive At Shea Stadium: Deluxe Edition [2011], Track 7 Disc 2
Live At Shea Stadium: Deluxe Edition [2011], Track 21 Disc 3
The Essential Billy Joel 3.0 [2008], Track 10
Season 2 [2006]
album from the tv show Criminal Minds [2005], Track 2
12 Gardens Live [2006], Track 12 Disc 2
Live In Msg Nyc [2006], Track 27
Piano Man- The Very Best of Billy Joel [2004], Track 15
Movin' Out [Original Cast Recording] [2002], Track 27
The Essential Billy Joel [2001], Track 10
1973-97-Complete Hits Collection [2000], Track 10
2000 Years- The Millennium Concert [2000], Track 11
Kohuept [1987], Track 11
Greatest Hits Volume I & II [1985], Track 9
The Stranger [1977], Track 6
GenreRock
Duration00:03:56
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Song lyrics
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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9 comments 

 Song comments
0 likes - like | 28-06-2008 06:11 rhcps 
rhcps
 
281 posts
It's true
0 likes - like | 04-12-2006 03:23 gossipgurl12343 
gossipgurl12343
 
3 posts
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
0 likes - like | 12-07-2006 15:11 rokrfoto89 
rokrfoto89
 
5 posts
i <33 this song!! GREAT JOB BILLY JOEL!!!!!!!!!!
0 likes - like | 15-01-2006 20:30 hearts_shatter 
hearts_shatter
 
100 posts
it's pretty amazing. makes me wanna dance.
0 likes - like | 08-01-2006 08:58 gambatte 
gambatte
 
282 posts
i love this song
0 likes - like | 15-01-2005 21:29 parkerman 
parkerman
 
78 posts
Another fantastic song by Billy Joel.
0 likes - like | 31-12-2004 23:31 Athena77 
Athena77
 
41 posts
I love Billy Joel soo much! Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy, Billy!!!!
0 likes - like | 30-11-2004 21:03 Reesey 
Reesey
 
89 posts
This song is timeless. I want it to be played at my funeral.
0 likes - like | 03-08-2004 04:19 heads_or_tails 
heads_or_tails
 
7 posts
awesome song