"Bloody Well Right" as written by Roger Hodgson and Richard Davies....
So you think your schooling's phony
I guess it's hard not to agree
You say it all depends on money
And who is in your family tree

Right (right) you're bloody well right
You got the bloody right to say
Right, you're bloody well right
You know you got a right to say

Ha, ha you're bloody well right
You know you're right to say
Yeah, yeah you're bloody well right
You know you're right to say
Me, I don't care anyway!

Write your problems down in detail
Take them to a higher place
You've had your cry, no, I should say wail
In the meantime hush your face
Right (quite right) you're bloody well right

You got the bloody right to say
Right, you're bloody well right
You know you got a right to say

Ha, ha you're bloody well right
You know you're right to say
Yeah, yeah you're bloody well right
You know you got a right to say

You got the bloody right to say
You got the bloody right to say
You got the bloody right to say
You got the bloody right to say


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"Bloody Well Right" as written by Roger Hodgson Richard Davies

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  • +4
    General CommentFollow up song to "School" on the album. School is about a boy at School. Bloody Well Right, the kid has left school and now finding that the things he was told at school weren't necessarily accurate and he is finding it tough in the "real" world. So much so he ends up withdrawing more and more into himself (Hide in your Shell) and going a bit mad (Asylum, Dreamer).
    Stingfanon November 15, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt's actually a very simple message, but a potent one:

    You say success is all about connections and coming from a rich family? You say life isn't fair? You say its about the favors you can call in and not about your individual merit?

    Well, you're right. That's how life is. And it's wrong. But don't just whine about it. Take your anger and turn it into poety. Into art. Into something with merit itself.
    gravitonon April 11, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI always thought that Supertramp, the name was some reference to Jesus - and NO I am not a religious nut. Under this belief, I concluded that this album works at many levels with the 'Crime of the Century' being the stripping of humanity and decency from people, until they become Rudy and eventually are 'crucified'.

    So if you think of it as a rock opera like that (which were very popular at the time). The song before - School - is the start of the journey. It points to how ridiculous schooling is. Now I believe "Rudy" has started to complain about things. On one hand he's being told - yeah, yeah boy - you go ahead and complain, you're quite right. But really the 'machine' wants him to 'hush his face'. I think Asylum goes on to say 'well we're all crazy really'. Dreamer goes on to examine wishing for something better and Rudy is the reality check.

    If Everyone was Listening is the song that made me think of the Jesus connection. It sounds very much like it's saying "man this has been happening since the days of Jesus - ain't no one gonna listen to that". And then Crime of the Century is saying - "yeah, it's the machine and guess what, you're part of the machine"

    Perhaps in my younger days I thought way too much about this album!! :-)
    GurgMasteron July 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere is no point in complaining all the time even if you are right. Quit whining and do something about it. Even though you have a right to say it, everyone else has problems to and they don't care so shut up.
    eiwetson February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, no comments. This is one of my favorite Supertramp song. I think its about someone whining about everything and someone else telling them "Your bloody well right"
    Ronnoon May 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe benefits of "the old school tie". The complainant to whom these lyrics are addressed presumably attended a presigious public school, and is hence well connected at the top echelons of society. In response to complainant, the respondent makes it abundently clear that he is aware of the influence this person holds, and questions why he is being bothered by this issue when the complainant could quickly resolve it by simply taking it to whoever of his former classmates now has authority in the matter.
    EvolutionBeanFeaston October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. It merely says "You know all that stuff you complain about? well, your absolutely right about the whole lot!"
    welshbard482on December 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song. just got into supertramp and one of my fav songs
    Sandman3987on January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSupertramp got it... bloody well right.
    The message is... bloody well right!!
    musik2412on March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat piano and guitar work in the beginning. The whole song kicks ass. I think it's probably their best tune
    loaferon April 15, 2006   Link

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