Some people like to gamble,
But you, you always lose.
Some people like to rock 'n' roll,
You're always singin' the blues
You gotta nasty disposition,
No one really knows the reason why,
You gotta bad, bad reputation,
Gonna hang your head down and cry

You got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck
You got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck

Thirteen's my lucky number,
To you it means stay inside.
Black cat done crossed my path,
No reason to run and hide.

You're looking through a cracked mirror,
No one really knows the reason why.
Your enemies are gettin' nearer,
Gonna hang down your head and cry

You got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck
You got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck

Some people go to church on Sundays,
Others they pray at home.

You tell them that there ain't no God,
That they're better off standin' alone.
You're always scratchin' at the eight ball,
No one really knows the reason why.
You get to the top and then you fall,
Gonna hang down your head and cry.

Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

"Bad Luck" as written by Christopher John Overland Desmond Child

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentYou're always scratchin' at the eight ball... drugs
    You're always scratchin' on the eight ball... pool
    redrunkpunkon March 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMike says that this song was written for people he saw that are worried and insecure all the time, living in fear of things.
    PUNKRKRon January 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy theme song....
    another mike ness classic.
    Kustom22on May 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of my fav social song
    Portugeeon November 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmeans he has bad luck and has had it for a while... nothing new to him.
    drkrngon February 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI get this song as bad luck and bad things are a part of life. Some people choose to put too much meaning into their bad luck that they live in fear and superstition; whereas Mike ness just decides to 'keep on keeping on'
    kevins514on March 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn Mike Ness is so awesome!
    saves_the_day_girlon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have never failed to fail
    redrunkpunkon March 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey are just trying to prove something which they've got when they are still little.
    Some realize with themselves,
    Some need someone to reazize,
    Some would never even realize and would just be suffered.
    jumpupalittleoveron December 09, 2008   Link

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