"Only The Good Die Young" as written by and Billy Joel....
Come out Virginia don't let me wait
Catholic girls start much too late
But sooner or later it comes down to fate
I might as well be the one

Well they showed you a statue and told you to pray
They built you a temple and locked you away
But they never told you the price you would pay
For things that you might have done

Only the good die young [Repeat: x 4]

You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
We ain't too pretty we ain't too proud
We might be laughing a bit too loud
But that would never hurt no one

Come on Virginia show me a sign
Send up a signal I'll throw you the line
The stained-glass curtain you're hiding behind
Never lets in the sun

And only the good die young
Only the good die young [Repeat: x 3]

You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation
You got a brand new soul and a cross of gold
But Virginia they didn't give you quite enough information
You never count on me, when you considered trying sodomy

They say there's a heaven for those who'll wait
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
I'd rather laugh with the punks than cry with the saints
Smokers have much more fun

And only the good die young
Only the good die young [Repeat: x 3]
Yeah!

You say your mother told you all that I could give you was some mild abrasions
She never cared for me, but did she ever say a prayer for me

Come out, come out, Virginia don't let me wait
Catholic girls start much too late
Sooner or later it comes down to fate
I might as well be the one

Only the good die young [Repeat: x 4]
Only the good, yeah
Only the good die young [Repeat: x 3]

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Huh!


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"Only the Good Die Young" as written by Billy Joel

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