Who Sang The Wild Side of Life? Bill Haley and His Comets

Bill Haley and His Comets Haley’s Juke Box cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1960
Some other versions of "The Wild Side of Life"

Lyrics
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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Singing the Blues
  • 2 Candy Kisses
  • 3 No Letter Today
  • 4 This Is the Thanks I Get
  • 5 Bouquet of Roses
  • 6 There’s a New Moon Over My Shoulder
  • 7 Cold, Cold Heart
  • 8 The Wild Side of Life
  • 9 Any Time
  • 10 Afraid
  • 11 I Don’t Hurt Anymore
  • 12 Detour

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