Only the Good Die Young

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 6 in album The Stranger
release date: 1977-9
popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
length: 3:56
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

Album Information

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

Cover Art

Billy Joel The Stranger cover art


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Come out Virginia, don't let 'em wait
Aw but sooner or later it comes down to faith

They built you a temple and locked you away
For things that you might have done
That's what I said
Only the good die young
You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
We might be laughing a bit too loud

Send up a signal and I'll throw you the line
Never let's in the sun
Only the good die young

You got a brand new soul
But Virginia they didn't give you quite enough information
When you were counting on your rosary

Some say it's better but I say it ain't
The sinners are much more fun
You know that only the good die young
Only the good die young

Aw she never cared for me

You Catholic girls start much too late
Oh I might as well be the one

You know that only the good die young
Only the good


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)