The Wild Side Of Life Lyrics

Hank Thompson


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ivory Joe Hunter
album: Track 3 in album Country Legend
release date: 2006
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length: 2:45
Well, you wouldn't read my letters if I wrote you
You asked me not to call you on the phone
There's something I've been waiting for to tell you
So I wrote it in the words of this song

You never knew there were honky tonk angels
Or you might have known I'd never make a wife
You walked out on the only one who ever loved you
So I went back to the wild side of life

Now the glamor of the good life always lead me
To the places where the wild liquor flows
I tried to be your one and only angel
But I'm not that kind of angel, heaven knows

I cried so hard the day you went and left me
'Cause some things you said, they cut me like a knife
What you wanted was another kind of angel
And you should be back to the wild side of life

No, well, I guess I'm just a honky tonk angel
I might have known I'd never make a wife
Well, you left the only one who ever loved you
And I'm back here on the wild side of life

I'm only a honky tonk angel
I might have known I'd never make a wife
You walked out on the only one who ever loved you
And you left me here on the wild side of life



Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Rub-A-Dub-Dub
  • 2 Humpty Dumpty Heart
  • 3 The Wild Side of Life
  • 4 Wake Up Irene
  • 5 Don't Take It Out on Me
  • 6 Breakin' the Rules
  • 7 The New Green Light
  • 8 Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart
  • 9 The New Wears Off Too Fast
  • 10 No Help Wanted
  • 11 Yesterday's Girl
  • 12 A Fooler, a Faker
  • 13 Honky Tonk Girl
  • 14 We've Gone Too Far
  • 15 If Loving You Is Wrong
  • 16 Annie Over
  • 17 Wildwood Flower
  • 18 Breakin' in Another Heart
  • 19 Most of All
  • 20 Green Light