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,
About 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 school-boy 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;
(It's the) Story of my life.

And I went down to 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.

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

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.



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"Story of My Life" as written by Michael Ness

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    General Comment:This song gives me a feeling in the pit of my stomach, that feeling when you realize you can never go back.
    mayinevergodeafon March 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I wish that I could write as well as Mike. He is so awesome. His voice really catches your attention.
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i think its so ironic...saves the day girl haha i go from lookin at saves the say lyrics to social d...we've got some kinda mixture of music goin on. I LOVE MIKE NESS...i wish 50 year old men here were that sexy...oi!
    JoleeBolion May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:mike ness is awesome, and his voice yummmy
    crick23on June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment: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

    yeah, like what the famous ferris beuller says, "life goes by pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around..you could just miss it."

    ace song. ace movie.
    better halfon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:Sometimes you can just feel yourself getting older but you don't feel any smarter. Like you are just watching time pass and you are only a spectator in your own life. I wish this didn't describe how I've felt for so long. It's still a rocking song though, Go Social D!
    ChaosFluro24on August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:When I was younger my best friend always used to say that this was, literally, the story of my life. Though in a way, I guess it still is.
    replicanton September 10, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This is by far one of my favorite Social Distortion songs. The lyrics are wonderful and I can't help but keep playing this song over and over again.
    boarderchick82on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:this is seriously one of the best songs ever. it's so nostalgiac and meaningful, i'm pretty sure almost everyone can relate. this song seriously brings me to the brink of tears when he sings the last two lines:
    "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.
    Wonerin' 'bout what you're doin' now
    And when you're comin' back"
    awesome song
    BlackLungFeveron June 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:HOLY SHIT THIS SONG RULES!!!!!!!
    BlackLungFeveron June 18, 2003   Link

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