Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young

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Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young was Faron Young's first number one song and his fifth consecutive top ten hit. It spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country music charts in 1955. "This was a tune I detested", Young said. "Ken Nelson made me record this song. I put it out and it was a big, big hit. Then I got to liking it." The song mentions a Wampus cat. The song idea came to Joe Allison while watching a gangster movie starring a young John Derek. Allison explained, "All through this picture he said, 'I want to die young and leave a good-looking corpse. ' It struck me as a good idea for a song, so I wrote 'Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young.' I didn't write it for anybody, but when Ken Nelson heard it, he said, 'We'll do that with Faron Young.'"Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story is a 2007 biography written by Diane Diekman and published by the University of Illinois Press. 


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I want to live fast, love hard, die young, and leave a beautiful memory
I want to live fast, love hard, die young, and leave a beautiful memory
Don't want slow walkin' or sad singin' let 'em have a jubilee
I want to leave a lot of happy women a thinking pretty thoughts of me
I want to live fast, love hard, die young, and leave a beautiful memory

I got a hot-rod car and a cowboy suit and I really do get around
I got a little black book and the gals look cute and I know the name of every spot in town
I want to find 'em, fool 'em, leave 'em, and let 'em do the same to me
I want to live fast, love hard, die young, and leave a beautiful memory

I want to live fast, love hard, die young, and leave a beautiful memory
I'm a wampus cat let me grab my hat and baby come along with me
We're gonna do some fancy stepping, we're really goin' on a spree
I want to live fast, love hard, die young, and leave a beautiful memory

Now you may not approve of the things I do but it really don't bother me
But don't ever think you gonna tie me down I'm gonna stay footloose fancy free
So jump back, make tracks, move out, and let the pretty gals at me
I want to live fast, love hard. die young and leave a beautiful memory

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Faron Young

Faron Young (February 25, 1932 – December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles "Hello Walls" and "It's Four in the Morning" showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a movie role, the Young Sheriff, Young's singles reliably charted for more than 30 years. He committed suicide in 1996. Young is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. more »

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