"Die Young Stay Pretty" as written by and Chris Stein Deborah Harry....
Die young, stay pretty
Die young, stay pretty
Die young, stay pretty
Die young, stay pretty

Deteriorate in your own time (Deteriorate in your own time)
Tell 'em you're dead and wither away
Are you living alone or with your family?
A dried up twig on your family tree?
Are you waiting for the reaper to arrive?
Or just to die by the hand of love?
Love for youth, love for youth
So, die young and stay pretty

Leave only the best behind
Slipping sensibilities
Tragedy in your own dream, oh

Oh, you sit all alone in your rocking chair
Transistor pressed against an ear
Were you waiting at the bus stop all your life?
Or just to die by the hand of love?
Love for youth, love for youth
So live fast 'cause it won't last

Dearly near senility (Dearly near senility)
Was it good or maybe you won't tell?

Die young, and stay pretty
You gotta live fast, 'cause it won't last, no no no
Die young, and stay pretty
Live fast, 'cause it won't last, no no
Die young, stay pretty
You gotta live fast, 'cause it won't last, no no no
Die young, and stay pretty
Live fast, 'cause it won't last, no no no


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"Die Young Stay Pretty" as written by Chris Stein Deborah Harry

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    General Commentmorbidly wonderous
    get up kidon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentha ha - they didn't though did they - back with 'maria' debbie harry pushing 60! asuming a facelift has been applied on her once beautifull face....
    Lemonheadon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn the 70s a 14 year old girl commit suicide to this song and there was a big court case but the band were eventually cleared
    RiffRaffon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLive fast cause it won't last
    debby810on September 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwaiting for the hand of love to bring la petite mort
    _ellieon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdebbie harry is a goddess.

    to me this song will always be connected to gia carangi (not the angelina jolie version, mind). i read an interview of her when i was about 10, and they described her as sitting sprawled on her sofa, chugging booze and listening to 'die young stay pretty'. she was the first supermodel, a notorious bisexual drug addict, and died at 26. so really, this became an unwilling biography for her - it was pretty old before gia ever started modeling.
    floodlineon July 01, 2007   Link

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