Bad Side Of The Moon

Album: Elton John (reissue) (1970)
  • It seems as though I've lived my life
    On the bad side of the moon
    To stir your dregs in sickness still
    Without the rustic spoon
    Common people live with me
    Where the light has never shone
    And the hermits flock like hummingbirds
    To speak in a foreign tongue

    I'm a light world away
    From the people who make me stay
    Sitting on the bad side of the moon
    I'm a light world away
    From the people who make me stay
    Sitting on the bad side of the moon, yeah

    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life (yeah-eh)
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life

    There ain't no need for watchdogs here
    To justify our ways
    We live our life in manacles
    The main cause of our stay
    Exiled here from other worlds
    My sentence comes too soon
    Why should I be made to pay
    On the bad side of the moon

    And I'm a light world away
    From the people who make me stay
    Sitting on the bad side of the moon
    And I'm a light world away
    From the people who make me stay
    Sitting on the bad side of the moon

    Who's in my life, who's in my life (yeah-eh), who's in my life (oh)
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life
    Who's in my life, who's in my life, who's in my life Writer/s: Elton John, Bernard J.p. Taupin
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • M. R. Wilde from Summerland, BcThe first version I heard was in 1970 by the UK band Toe Fat. April Wine's rendition in '72 is excellent as well.
  • Jim from Varysburg, NyLiving near Canada I had heard the April Wine version many times, but just recently learned it was an Elton and Bernie tune. Once I knew that I instantly could hear that it was, indeed. Very similar in feel to "Take Me to the Pilot." Good stuff!
  • Lester from New York City, NyOne of my favorite (and there are many) Elton John songs.
  • Jodi from London, OnYeah, I've known the April Vino version of this song my entire life, and was quite surprised to hear it was an Elton/Bernie original. April Wine made it their own! Still trying to figure out what a "rustic spoon" is, though.
  • Paul from Rothesay, New Brunswick , CanadaThis song may be known as a long lost Elton classic everywhere, except in Canada. For decades many Canadian radio stations have been playing April Wine's rockin' version of "Bad Side..."
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