"Bad News" as written by Sally G. Dworsky and Mark O. Everett....
Guess I'm doing something wrong
Never feel right in these shoes
Pocket full of matches and a head full of flames
Got to warn you that I'm bad news

She tucks me in and then she screams
"one day you will have to choose
Either take care of me or take care of you
And don't pretend you're not bad news"

Come on now I'll take you home
You don't have a thing to lose
But stick around long enough and you'll find out
I am nothing but bad news

You can never change where you're from
No matter who I will accuse
I'm gonna get on with a better life
And one day I won't be bad news

It's the same everyday when I wake up
It's the same in the way that you
Gave me up
In the middle of a swan dive

And I was soaring down
Perfect and slow


Lyrics submitted by daffy

"Bad News" as written by Sally G. Dworsky Mark O. Everett

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    General CommentThis is my favourite Eels song ever. Which is saying a lot because I love them. It's also incredibly sad. But so good.
    Anopheleson March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song,i bought the end of violence soundtrack just for this song.i think the song is something to do with his dad,it was gonna be on beautiful freak but it upset e to much playing it
    scottecooperon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentE doesn't dare to play this song live because he's too afraid that he would burst into tears.
    Deckerson June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI cried the first time I heard this song. I had my huge eels playlist on shuffle and this song came on for the 1st time. I listened to the lyrics and I love it so much. I listened to it on repeat for the rest of the day, defiantly my favorite eels song.
    howmuchyoumean2meon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a sad song but is also so so good probably one of my favourite songs ever
    dave nion April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSays E of this song:

    "I wanted this to be a song for someone else to sing, but, as usual, no one wants to sing my lyrics. Pussies!"
    Eamonon March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, there are a few errors in the submitted lyric. According to the Eels website, the correct words are:


    ***

    Guess I'm doing something wrong
    Never feel right in these shoes
    Pocket full of matches and a head full of flames
    Got to warn you that I'm bad news

    She tucks me in and then she screams
    "One day you will have to choose
    Either take care of me or take care of you
    And don't pretend you're not bad news"

    Come on now, I'll take you home
    You don't have a thing to lose
    But stick around long enough and you'll find out
    I am nothing but bad news

    You can never change where you're from
    No matter who I will accuse
    I'm gonna get on with a better life
    And one day I won't be bad news

    It's the same
    Every day when I wake up
    It's the same
    In the way that you
    Gave me up
    In the middle of a swan dive

    And I was soaring down
    Perfect and slow
    Eamonon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, apparently there are two separate versions with a bit of changes in the lyrics. One was made especially for the soundtrack I'm gathering. Either way, this one's a whopper. [Whew.]
    jasonwentcrazyon August 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf you read his autobiography, it turns out that Mark had spells of being a pretty naughty kid... he developed a bit of a reputation in his town.

    Seeing as how he tends to write about what he knows and how distressing it is for him to sing, I think you can safely assume it's about that part of his childhood.
    grazbosson April 02, 2009   Link

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