"Story of my Life" as written by and Michael Ness....
[Originally by Social Distortion]

High school seemed like such a blur,
I didn't have much interest in sports or school elections.
And in class I dreamed all day,
Of a rock 'n' roll weekend

And the girl in the front of the room,
So close yet so far ya know she never seemed to notice
That this silly schoolboy crush
Wasn't just pretend.

Life goes by so fast
You only want to do what you think is right.
Close your eyes and then it's past
Story of my life

And I went down my old neighborhood
The faces have all changed there's no one left to talk to
And the pool hall I loved as a kid
Is now a Seven Eleven

I went downtown to look for a job
I had no training, no experience to speak of.
I looked at the holes in my jeans
And turned and headed back.


Good times come and good times go,
I only wish the good times would last a little longer.
I think about the good times we had
And why they had to end.

So I sit at the edge of my bed
I strum my guitar and I sing an outlaw love song.
Thinkin' 'bout what you're doin' now
And when you're comin' back.


Lyrics submitted by BrandNewEnd

"Story of My Life" as written by Michael James Ness

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentThis song is about reminisence. About how things used to be and how much things have changed
    BrandNewEndon July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd it's by Social Distortion!

    I like it well enough, but it doesn't rhyme at all.
    ArianeTheFoolon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWho said it has to rhyme? If it sounds good, then go with it! This is a great song, the lyrics are great. And as usual, Reel Big Fish have taken a great song and made it better (though they have been known to take songs that suck and make them awesome as well)
    Formaldehydeon December 12, 2007   Link

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