Who Sang The Wild Side of Life? Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Roots, Volume 1 cover art

Some other versions of "The Wild Side of Life"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ivory Joe Hunter
release date: 2001-11-6
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
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



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Always Late (with Your Kisses)
  • 2 More Than My Old Guitar
  • 3 If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)
  • 4 Look Wat Thoughts Will Do
  • 5 My Baby's Just Like Money
  • 6 Honky Tonkin'
  • 7 Runaway Mama
  • 8 I'll Sign My Heart Away
  • 9 I've Got a Tender Heart
  • 10 The Wild Side of Life
  • 11 Take These Chains From My Heart
  • 12 I Want to Be With You Always

  • Album Information
    label: Epitaph
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 045778663422
    script: Latin