Story of My Life (Social Distortion song)
|"Story of My Life"|
|Single by Social Distortion|
|from the album Social Distortion|
|Genre||punk rock, alternative rock, Cowpunk|
|Social Distortion singles chronology|
"Story of My Life" is a 1990 song by Social Distortion, written by Mike Ness, which was released as a single and also appeared on their self-titled album as well as Live at the Roxy. The song describes a love interest he had as a teenager that he never really acted upon and years later he's looking back wistfully on how things have changed and how quickly his life (and the opportunity) has passed him by. The popular refrain reads:
- Life goes by so fast,
- You only want to do what you think is right.
- Close your eyes and then it's past;
- (It's the) Story of my life.
Although it failed to chart on all of the major charts, it is one of the band's biggest hits, and received heavy airplay.
- "Story of My Life"
- "Mommy's Little Monster"
- "Pretty Thing"
- "Shame on Me"
- Mike Ness – Vocals, Rhythm guitar
- Dennis Danell – Lead guitar
- John Maurer – Bass guitar, Backing vocals
- Christopher Reece – Drums
TV, movie, and video game appearances
- Reality Bites, starring Winona Ryder
- Orange County, starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black
- Life or Something Like It, starring Angelina Jolie
- The Break-Up, starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston
- Trailer for Stranger than Fiction[disambiguation needed]
- The Hammer, starring Adam Carolla (Live at the Roxy version)
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (cover version by WaveGroup)
- Downloadable Content for Rock Band 2 (2007 re-recording)