"I Want to Be Bad" as written by Lew Brown, B.g. Desylva, B.g. Desylva and Ray Henderson....
To be or not to be
That is not the question!
I decided long ago to be!
With me, it's what to be
Now, make me some suggestions
Good or bad
Which is the best for me?
When you're after fun and laughter, this aggravates you
Some reformers say a warmer climate awaits you!

If it's naughty to rouge your lips
Shake your shoulders and shake your hips
Let a lady confess, I want to be bad!

If it's naughty to vamp the men
Sleep each morning till after ten
Then the answer is yes, I want to be bad!

This thing of being a good little goody is all very well
What can you do when you're loaded with plenty of health
And vigor

When you're learning what lips are for
And it's naughty to ask for more
Let a lady confess, I want to be bad!

Oh, if it's naughty to rouge your lips
Shake your shoulders and shake your hips
Then, let a lady confess, I want to be bad!
Boop-boop-a-doop!

And, if it's naughty to vamp the men
Sleep each morning till after ten
Then the answer is yes, I want to be bad!

Nobody cares just how blue and how lonesome I am!
If I have troubles and laugh, why they don't give a damsel credit

If it's wrong to let someone take
Just a little kiss by mistake
Let a lady confess, I want to be ba-da-da-da-da-da
Bad!


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"I Want to Be Bad" as written by Lew Brown B.g. Desylva

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    General CommentI love this song! It really embodies the era, but it also embodies a time in everyone's life.
    Maliejandraon September 28, 2006   Link

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