"Bad Time For Bonzo" as written by Raymond Ian Burns, Paul Gray, Christopher John Millar and David Vanian....
Bad time
You know I saw him in a movie with his leather on
Bad time
The fists were flying and the guns did roar
Bad time
You know I kinda liked the way he sung his cowboy songs
Bad time
But I can't listen to them anymore

Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzo's always dreaming
He'd like you to be dreaming too
Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzo's always scheming
He'd like you to be scheming too
He'd like you to be scheming too

Bad time
You know there was a time when no-one knew the fun he'd start
Bad time
As actors go he was an 'also ran'
Bad time
But now old bonzo's gone and got himself
Another part
Bad time
We'd best re-write the script while we can

Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzo's always dreaming
He'd like you to be dreaming too
Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzo's always screaming
He'd like you to be screaming too
He'd like you to be screaming too

Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too

No no no no no no no
No no no no no no no
No no no no no no no nooh

Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzos always dreaming He'd like you to be dreaming too
Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzo's always scheming
He'd like you to be scheming too

Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzo's always dreaming
He'd like you to be dreaming too
Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzo's always screaming
He'd like you to be screaming too

Bad time for me
Bad time for you
Bad time for bonzo too
You know that bonzo's always dreaming
He'd like you to be dreaming too

Bad time for me
Bonzo is dreaming
Bad time for me
Bonzo is scheming


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"Bad Time for Bonzo" as written by David Vanian Christopher John Millar

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    General Commentin the beginning of some live recording they say that this is about Reagan...

    booklet to Strawberries i think says its about some musician (forgot who) but i think thats wrong... i dunno
    Girgoon June 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentRonald Reagan was in a film called Bedtime for Bonzo, which kinda gives it away.
    Boss Manon July 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlol nice point, I always wondered what it was about.
    Cpt-Sensibleon October 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definately in referance to the jelly bean munching republican swine. Im suprised how many people have never heard of the Damned, they were highly influential in the early days of punk, and also contributed to the Goth/Darkwave scene.
    daeldrenon February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTis also worth a mention that the 'bonzo' in question in the film Bedtime for Bonzo is a chimp...
    dwitefryon December 22, 2008   Link

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