Story of My Life (Social Distortion song)

Story of My Life (Social Distortion song)

Infobox Single
Name = Story of My Life

Artist = Social Distortion
from Album = Social Distortion
B-side =
Released = 1990
Format = EP
Recorded =
Genre = punk rock, alternative rock
Length = 5:48
Label = Epic Records
Writer = Mike Ness
Producer = Dave Jerden
Certification =
Chart position =
Last single =
This single = "Story of My Life"
Next single = "I Was Wrong"
"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. A cover version of this song is playable on "". 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."The song never reached any of the major charts, but is considered one of the band's most well known, loved and respected songs by fans.Fact|date=August 2008

Track listing

#"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"
*"The Hammer", starring Adam Carolla *"Live at the Roxy (Social Distortion album)" version
*"" (cover version)


*Reel Big Fish - "We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy" (2005)

External links

* [ QuickTime Video at]
* [ QuickTime Audio at]

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