only the good die young lyrics – billy joel

“only the good die young”

come out virginia, don’t let me me wait
you catholic girls start much too late
but sooner or later it comes down to fate
i might as well be the one
they showed you a statue and told you to pray
they built you a temple and locked you away
but they never told you the price that you pay
for things that you might have done…
only the good die young

you might have heard i run with a dangerous crowd
we ain’t too pretty we ain’t too proud
we might be laughing a bit too loud
but that never hurt no one
come on virginia show me a sign
send up a signal i’ll throw you the line
the stained-gl*ss curtain you’re hiding behind
never let’s in the sun
darling only the good die young

you got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation
you got a brand new soul
and a cross of gold
but virginia they didn’t give you quite enough information
you didn’t count on me
when you were counting on your rosary

they say there’s a heaven for those who will wait
some say it’s better but i say it ain’t
i’d rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
sinners are much more fun…
you know that only the good die young

you say your mother told you all that i could give you was a reputation
she never cared for me
but did she ever say a prayer for me?

/ billy joel lyrics