The Wild Side of Life Song Lyrics

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart A Night on the Town cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

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

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
  • 2 The First Cut Is the Deepest
  • 3 Fool for You
  • 4 The Killing of Georgie, Part I and II
  • 5 The Balltrap
  • 6 Pretty Flamingo
  • 7 Big Bayou
  • 8 The Wild Side of Life
  • 9 Trade Winds


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Ivory Joe Hunter
    album: Track 8 in album A Night on the Town
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Classic Rock/Soft Rock
    length: 5:10

    Album Information

    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin