Only the Good Die Young Song Lyrics

Billy Joel

Billy Joel The Stranger cover art
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Come out Virginia, don't let 'em wait
You Catholic girls start much too late
Aw but sooner or later it comes down to faith
Oh 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
Aw, 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 have heard I run with a dangerous crowd

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
  • 2 The Stranger
  • 3 Just the Way You Are
  • 4 Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
  • 5 Vienna
  • 6 Only the Good Die Young
  • 7 She’s Always a Woman
  • 8 Get It Right the First Time
  • 9 Everybody Has a Dream
  • 10 The Stranger (reprise)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 6 in album The Stranger
    release date: 1977-9
    popularity : 242 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:56
    producer: Phil Ramone
    engineer: Jim Boyer and Phil Ramone
    composer: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin