Who Sang The Wild Side of Life? Ray Price

Ray Price Night Life cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1963
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
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
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Introduction and Theme
  • 2 Night Life
  • 3 Lonely Street
  • 4 The Wild Side of Life
  • 5 Sittin' and Thinkin'
  • 6 The Twenty Fourth Hour
  • 7 A Girl in the Night
  • 8 Pride
  • 9 There's No Fool Like a Young Fool
  • 10 If She Could See Me Now
  • 11 Bright Lights and Blonde-Haired Women
  • 12 Are You Sure
  • 13 Let Me Talk to You

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin