Who Sang It's Too Late? The Jim Carroll Band

The Jim Carroll Band Catholic Boy cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980
length: 3:04
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It's too late
To fall in love with Sharon Tate
But it's too soon
To ask me for the words I want carved on my tomb

I think it's time that you all start
To think about gettin' by
But I have that need to go out and find somebody to love

It's too late
There's no one left that I even want to imitate
You see, you just don't know
I'm here to give you my heart
And you want some fashion show

But it ain't no contribution
To rely on an institution
To validate your chosen art
And to sanction your boredom
And let you play out your part

It's too late
You know when they got nothin' to give
They only part their legs for what's negative
They're so decadent...
Until their daddy's money from home's all spent

So I think it's time, because it's too easy
To rely on worshipping devils and strangers in bed
Though they do get good drugs, and they do give good head

It's too late
You shoulda realized I was worth the wait
Ah, but you didn't hesitate
When he took you off, you let him seal our fate

So I think it's time
That you all start
To think about gettin' by
Without that need to go out and find
Somebody to love

  • 1 Wicked Gravity
  • 2 Three Sisters
  • 3 Day and Night
  • 4 Nothing Is True
  • 5 People Who Died
  • 6 City Drops Into the Night
  • 7 Crow
  • 8 It's Too Late
  • 9 I Want the Angel
  • 10 Catholic Boy

  • Release information
    label: ATCO Records
    country(area): United States
    barcode: 7567904232
    script: Latin