You got a bad reputation
That's the word out on the town
It gives a certain fascination
But it can only bring you down

You better turn yourself around
Turn yourself around
Turn it upside down
Turn yourself around

You had bad breaks well that's tough luck
You play too hard too much rough stuff
You're too sly so cold
That bad reputation has made you old

Turn yourself around
Turn yourself around
Turn it upside down
Turn yourself around


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"Bad Reputation" as written by Sammy Hagar

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    General Comment>Sweet, fist post<
    neway, I think this song is about a friend who trys to be tough but actually puts themself in a bad situation where they might get hurt
    jerseydevil7on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPhil Lynott wrote the song about Brian Robertson, one of the guitarists in the band at the time.
    KurtForever6794on July 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGenerally rumoured to be about Brian Robertson , mostly by Robo himself.

    I prefer to think its about George best. Phil was huge united fan.

    "You play too hard too much rough stuff
    You're too sly so cold"
    Kfzkfzon September 24, 2015   Link

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