Hank Thompson

The Wild Side of Life


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Well, you wouldn't read my letters if I wrote you
You asked me not to call you on the phone
There's something I've been waiting for to tell you
So I wrote it in the words of this song

You never knew there were honky tonk angels
Or you might have known I'd never make a wife
You walked out on the only one who ever loved you
So I went back to the wild side of life

Now the glamor of the good life always lead me
To the places where the wild liquor flows
I tried to be your one and only angel
But I'm not that kind of angel, heaven knows

I cried so hard the day you went and left me
'Cause some things you said, they cut me like a knife
What you wanted was another kind of angel
And you should be back to the wild side of life

No, well, I guess I'm just a honky tonk angel
I might have known I'd never make a wife
Well, you left the only one who ever loved you
And I'm back here on the wild side of life

I'm only a honky tonk angel
I might have known I'd never make a wife
You walked out on the only one who ever loved you
And you left me here on the wild side of life


Writer/s: Arlie Carter / William Warren

The Wild Side of Life de Hank Thompson

This song appears in 42 albums

Honky Tonkin' - Hank Thompson
Honky Tonkin'
2019
Best of Hank Thompson, Vol. 1 - Hank Thompson
Best of Hank Thompson, Vol. 1
2019
Introducing... Hank Thompson, Vol. 1 - Hank Thompson
Introducing... Hank Thompson, Vol. 1
2019
Next Time - Hank Thompson
Next Time
2019
Top 50 Classics - The Very Best of Hank Thompson - Hank Thompson
Top 50 Classics - The Very Best of Hank Thompson
2014
The Eild Side of Life - Hank Thompson
The Eild Side of Life
2013
Wait a Little Longer Baby - Hank Thompson
Wait a Little Longer Baby
2013
Green Light - Hank Thompson
Green Light
2013
The Country Collection, Vol. 1 - Hank Thompson
The Country Collection, Vol. 1
2013
Pathway of My Life 1966 - 1986, Part 3 of 8 - Hank Thompson
Pathway of My Life 1966 - 1986, Part 3 of 8
2013
Pathway of My Life 1966 - 1986, Part 8 of 8 - Hank Thompson
Pathway of My Life 1966 - 1986, Part 8 of 8
2013
The Wild Side of Life - Single - Hank Thompson
The Wild Side of Life - Single
2013
Country Bumpkin - Hank Thompson
Country Bumpkin
2013
Essential Hank Thompson - Hank Thompson
Essential Hank Thompson
2012
Country Bumpkin - Hank Thompson
Country Bumpkin
2012
Hank the Hired Hand - Hank Thompson
Hank the Hired Hand
2012
Gods of Country - Hank Thompson - Hank Thompson
Gods of Country - Hank Thompson
2011
Honky Tonk - Hank Thompson
Honky Tonk
2011
Gems: Hank Thompson - Hank Thompson
Gems: Hank Thompson
2011
Hank Thompson - Hank Thompson
Hank Thompson
2011
A Country Legend - Hank Thompson
A Country Legend
2010
Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson
Wild Side of Life
2009
The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson
The Wild Side of Life
2009
Squaws Along The Yukon - Hank Thompson
Squaws Along The Yukon
2009
Country Pioneers - Hank Thompson - Hank Thompson
Country Pioneers - Hank Thompson
2009
His Very Best - EP - Hank Thompson
His Very Best - EP
2009
Country Bumpkin - Hank Thompson
Country Bumpkin
2009
The Very Best Of - Hank Thompson
The Very Best Of
2009
The Definitive Hank Thompson Collection - Hank Thompson
The Definitive Hank Thompson Collection
2009
Hank Thompson: Classics - Hank Thompson
Hank Thompson: Classics
2009
Classic Years of Hank Thompson Vol. 1 - Hank Thompson
Classic Years of Hank Thompson Vol. 1
2008
The Wild Side of Life - Hank Thompson
The Wild Side of Life
2008
Green Light - Hank Thompson
Green Light
2008
I've Come Awful Close - Hank Thompson
I've Come Awful Close
2008
Listener's Digest: Hank Thompson - Hank Thompson
Listener's Digest: Hank Thompson
2008
Songs of the Brazos Valley - Hank Thompson
Songs of the Brazos Valley
2007
A Pair of Hanks (Re-Recorded Versions) - Hank Thompson
A Pair of Hanks (Re-Recorded Versions)
2007
Wake Up Irene - Hank Thompson
Wake Up Irene
2007
20 Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions) - Hank Thompson
20 Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions)
2005
A Six Pack to Go / Breakin' in Another Heart - Hank Thompson
A Six Pack to Go / Breakin' in Another Heart
2003
Capitol Collectors Series - Hank Thompson
Capitol Collectors Series
1989
A Six Pack to Go - Hank Thompson
A Six Pack to Go
1966
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