"James Dean" as written by Jackson Browne, Glenn Frey, Don Henley and J D Souther....
James Dean, James Dean, I know just what you mean
James Dean, you said it all so clean
And I know my life would look alright
If I could see it on the silver screen

You were the low down rebel if there ever was
Even if you had no cause
James dean, you said it all so clean
And I know my life would look alright
If I could see it on the silver screen

We'll talk about a low-down bad refrigerator
You were just too cool for school
Sock hop, soda pop, basketball and auto shop
The only thing that got you off was breakin' all the rules

James Dean, James Dean, so hungry and so lean
James Dean, you said it all so clean
And I know my life would look alright
If I could see it on the silver screen

Little James Dean up on the screen
Wonderin' who he might be.
Along came a spyder, picked up a rider
Took him down the road to eternity

James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen
James Dean, James Dean, you bought it sight unseen
You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye bye
You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye bye
Bye bye too fast to live too young to die
Bye bye too fast to live too young to die
Bye bye too fast to live too young to die
Bye bye too fast to live too young to die
Too fast to live too young to die
Oo-oo-oo-oo too fast to live too young to die
Bye bye too fast to live too young to die
Oh, James Dean too fast to live too young to die


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"James Dean" as written by Glenn Frey Don Henley

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentLive fast die young. The "Spyder" was a Porsche sportscar that he was killed in "took him down the road to eternity".
    chrisb1on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a guy name James Thomas, who is from Montgomery Alabama.
    box_of_rainon February 13, 2008   Link

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