Who Sang The Wild Side of Life? Willie Nelson & Leon Russell

Leon Russell One for the Road cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989
length: 3:25
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
CD 1
  • 1 Detour
  • 2 I Saw the Light
  • 3 Heartbreak Hotel
  • 4 Let the Rest of the World Go By
  • 5 Trouble in Mind
  • 6 Don't Fence Me In
  • 7 The Wild Side of Life
  • 8 Ridin' Down the Canyon
  • 9 Sioux City Sue
  • 10 You Are My Sunshine
  • 11 Danny Boy
  • 12 Always
  • 13 Summertime
  • 14 Because of You
  • 15 Am I Blue
  • 16 Tenderly
  • 17 Far Away Places
  • 18 That Lucky Old Sun
  • 19 Stormy Weather
  • 20 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074643606424
    script: Latin