"Bad" as written by and Kirsty Maccoll....
I've been the token woman all my life
The token daughter and the token wife
Now I collected tokens one by one
'Til I've saved enough to buy a gun
Now you can't get even but you can get mad
And it's not funny no and it's not sad
It's just a feeling that I've always had
Oh Look out world I'm about to be bad

I want a brief encounter in a stolen car
A hand on my buttock in a Spanish bar
I want to meet the man who wants to go too far
For a token of my affection
I want to taste excitement
Smell the danger
Get swept off my feet by the perfect stranger
I want to try something that I've never had
Oh look out world I'm about to be bad

I've been an awful woman all my life
A dreadful daughter and a hopeless wife
And I've had my eye on that carving knife
Oh you've been lucky so far
I'm not crazy no I'm just mad
I don't want to be sorry
No I want to be glad
It's just a feeling inside that I have always had
So look out world I'm about to be bad


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"Bad" as written by Kirsty Maccoll

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    General CommentI love the lyrics to this song! I don't think, though, that the 'proper' version of it is half as good as the acoustic recording.

    I think the meaning is pretty self-explanatory really, and I imagine a lot of women empathise with the sentiment whole-heartedly (even if most would never admit it!).

    I really like all the word-play used. For example, the way 'token' is used in the first and second lines and then the way it's used in the third. And I particularly like "I'm not crazy, no I'm just mad".

    Short and punchy.
    ~Lexi~on January 31, 2007   Link

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