Wild Side of Life Lyrics

Hank Thompson


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ivory Joe Hunter
album: Track 1 in album Favorites
release date: 1952-6
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Honky Tonk
composer: Arlie Carter, William Warren
lyricist: Arlie Carter, William Warren

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You wouldn't read my letter if I wrote you
You asked me not to call you on the phone
But there's something I'm wanting to tell you
So I wrote it in the words of this song

[Chorus:]
I didn't know God made honky tonk angels
I might have known you'd never make a wife
You gave up the only one that ever loved you
And went back to the wild side of life

The glamor of the gay night life has lured you
To the places where the wine and liquor flows
Where you wait to be anybody's baby
And forget the truest love you'll ever know

[Repeat Chorus]


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wild Side of Life
  • 2 Today
  • 3 Tomorrow Night
  • 4 Whoa Sailor
  • 5 Green Light
  • 6 Love Thief
  • 7 Humpty Dumpty Heart
  • 8 Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart