"Bad Moon Rising (CCR cover)" as written by and John C. Fogerty....
I see the bad moon arising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin'
I see bad times today

Don't go around tonight
It's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise

I hear hurricanes ablowing
I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers over flowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin

Don't go around tonight
It's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise

Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we're in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye

Don't go around tonight
It's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise

Don't go around tonight
It's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise


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"Bad Moon Rising" as written by John C. Fogerty

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    General CommentThis works -so- perfectly as a Rasputina song that it might as well have been written for the sole purpose of being covered.
    ccbubblegumon July 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's astrology.
    CosmicWaffleson March 04, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI never saw the point of the original song. The style didn't match the lyrics. Then I saw Rasputina perform this in concert and was blown away. Completely blown away. They made it dark and scary the way the lyrics were meant to be. Everything -- the cellos, the percussion, the singing style -- came together to make it a deliciously creepy Halloween-like song. And it was flawless and beautiful. I still have trouble believing that CCR couldn't at least try to make it sound like this. I mean, the musical style didn't exist back then, but their bland music surely could've been spiced up a bit, it could have been made scary, there were scary songs back then. I don't get it. But for Rasputina's cover, I have nothing but love. I could listen to it all day.
    forestchildon October 14, 2014   Link

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