“I Ain’t Living Long Like This” is a song written by Rodney Crowell that was first recorded by Gary Stewart on his 1977 album Your Place or Mine (with Rodney Crowell and Nicolette Larson on backing vocals). Emmylou Harris then recorded the song for her 1978 album, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town. Crowell released his version as well in 1978 on his debut album Ain’t Living Long Like This.
In 1979, Waylon Jennings recorded the song for his album What Goes Around Comes Around. His version was his eleventh number one on the country chart. It is included on the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack and played on the in-game radio station Rebel Radio hosted by Jesco White.
From the album What Goes Around Comes Around
B-side “It’s the World Gone Crazy (Cotillion)”
Released December 1979
Genre Country rock
Label RCA Records
Songwriter(s) Rodney Crowell
Producer(s) Richie Albright</h4