HAVE A GOOD TIME (BUT GET OUT ALIVE)

Original Iron City Houserockers version


You never fit quite right in school
Went out and broke all the rules
Well, you talk so loud, you act so cool, that's right
Only sixteen when you left home
Thought you could make it on your own
'Cause you were born with the right to roam the night
Don't put those chains on me
I am young and I am free
And I'll be what I want to be, that's right

Have a good time but get out alive
Don't you know only the strong survive
Have a good time but get out alive

You always did just what you wanted
Didn't matter who you hurt
But you don't hurt no one like you hurt yourself
You took anything that you could get
You did it all with no regrets
And you try so hard but you can't forget your past
You know this life's killing you
Act crazy, but don't be a fool
Do what you got to do but keep in mind

Have a good time but get out alive
Don't you know only the strong survive
Have a good time but get out alive

Have a good time but get out alive
Don't you know only the strong survive
Have a good time but get out alive

Ow, ow, ow!

After one long, long night
Bobby was involved in a senseless fight
Woke up in jail with a broken old man
The old man was staring down at him
He said, "Hey, man, you better wipe off that stupid grin
And you better learn something, boy, while you still can"

Have a good time (I'm gonna get ???)
Have a good time (I'm gonna get ???)
Have a good time (I'm gonna get ???)
But get out alive
Have a good time (I'm gonna get ???)
Have a good time (I'm gonna get ???)
Have a good time (I'm gonna get ???)
But get out alive
(Have a good time) Have a good time! (I'm gonna get ???)
(Have a good time) Have a real good time! (I'm gonna get ???)
(Have a good time) Have a good time! (I'm gonna get ???)
But get out alive
(Have a good time) Have a good time! (I'm gonna get ???)
(Have a good time) Have a real good time! (I'm gonna get ???)
(Have a good time) Have a good time! (I'm gonna get ???)
But get out alive


Info

HAVE A GOOD TIME (BUT GET OUT ALIVE) is a song written by Joe Grushecky and released on Iron City Houserockers' 1980 album Have A Good Time But Get Out Alive!.

Iron City Houserockers -- Have A Good Time But Get Out Alive! (album cover art)
Iron City Houserockers -- Have A Good Time But Get Out Alive! (album cover art)

The above lyrics are for the original Iron City Houserockers version of HAVE A GOOD TIME (BUT GET OUT ALIVE) as released in 1980.

Live History

Bruce Springsteen has performed HAVE A GOOD TIME (BUT GET OUT ALIVE) live once, on 17 Jul 2004 in Asbury Park, NJ, with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers.

  1. 17 Jul 2004 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers)

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Request

The above lyrics are not 100% complete or correct. If you can help, or if you have any corrections or additional info to this page, please contact me via the below form or by email: . You will be credited. Thanks in advance.

Available Versions

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HAVE A GOOD TIME (BUT GET OUT ALIVE) [Original Iron City Houserockers version]

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