"Bad Time" as written by and Mark Farner....
I'm in love with the girl that I'm talking about
I'm in love with the girl I can't live without
I'm in love but I sure picked a bad time
To be in love
To be in love

Well, let her be somebody else's queen
I don't want to know about it
There's too many others that know what I mean
And that's why I got to live without it

I'm in love with the girl I'm talking about
I'm in love with the girl I can't live without
I'm in love but I feel like I'm wearin' it out
I'm in love but I must have picked a bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love

All the stories coming back to me
From my friends and the people I don't want to see
The things they say I know just couldn't be true
At least not until I hear it from you

'Cause I still love the little girl I'm talking about
I'm in love with the girl I can't live without
I'm in love but I feel like I'm wearin' it out
I'm in love but I must have picked a bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love

You know that I love the little girl I'm talking about
I'm in love with the girl I can't live without
I'm in love but it feels like I'm wearin' it out
I'm in love but I must have picked a bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love


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"Bad Time" as written by Mark Farner

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  • +1
    General CommentWhile in concert, Guns N' Roses frontman, Axl Rose would sing a prelude to Sweet Child O' Mine...it went a lil' sumptin like this:

    "Sail Away Sweet Sister, Sail across the sea,
    Maybe you'll find somebody, who'll love you half as much as me.
    My heart is always with you, no matter what you do,
    So sail away sweet sister, I'll always be in love with you.

    But let her be somebody else's queen
    I don't want to know about you
    Cuz too many others know what I mean
    And that's why I got to live without you

    I'm in love with a girl
    Been talkin' about
    I'm in love with a girl
    That I can't live without
    I'm in love but it feels like
    I'm livin' it out
    I'm in love but I must have picked a bad time
    To be in love"

    combo of both Bad Time (this) and Sail Away Sweet Sister by Queen. Brilliant.
    campjeron April 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwritten by Mark Farner while going through a bad time with his 1st wife Cheryl. He said on a radio show (Paul & Ron Big 105)that he wrote it literally while she was throwing dishes at him. You can play the interview on Mark's official site.
    LoLo72on December 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMark Farner wrote this song when seperating from his wife at the time.
    Kodyon March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a good song when in its original version by Grand Funk Railroad but nothing more than that. Just kinda good. But when sang by Axl Rose as an introduction to live versions of SCOM it becomes absolutely amazing. And the lyrics fit perfectly in Mr. Rose attitude when singin it. \m/ As said by campjer, BRILLIANT.
    MistyGunneron October 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood lyrics. Clear and well-expressed.
    PaulAllenon January 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though I clearly knew it was about Mark Farner separating from his wife. And yet I could help but think of pedophilia when I hear the lyric:

    "Cause I still love the little girl, i'm talking about"

    Then later on explaining that they picked a bad time to be in love. I hate how I totally perverted a song I love so much. Still great song
    MrsBonJovion July 14, 2011   Link

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