Who Sang The Wild Side of Life? The Holy Mackerel

The Holy Mackerel The Holy Mackerel cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1968
length: 2:52
Some other versions of "The Wild Side of Life"


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

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

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Secret of Pleasure
  • 2 Scorpio Red
  • 3 The Lady Is Waiting
  • 4 Wildflowers
  • 5 The Somewhere in Arizona at 4:30 A.M. Restaurant Song (And Now I Am Alone)
  • 6 Prinderella
  • 7 Bitter Honey
  • 8 Nothin' Short of Misery
  • 9 The Golden Ghost of Love
  • 10 The Wild Side of Life
  • 11 10,000 Men
  • 12 1984

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