I didn't know what time it was when the sun went down
Detroit, mission the bus downtown
Last I was fighting on the street
But tonight I have a girl next to me on this cold world
She brings me heat


I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite
I gotta good feeling that everything's gonna be alright
Some run, some fight
Detained in illegal custody spent the nite in jail
With a drunken priest and a hooker
$500 bill nobody know who was standing in the street
Like that I hit the ground to make a sound


I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite
I gotta good feeling that everything's gonna be alright
Some run, some fight, I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite


Bus dropped me off and I had to cough
I couldn't breath cuz I got ripped off
I couldn't realize by being satisfied cuz it runs so thin
And that's why I'm pissed off
We had no money, we had no time
She had the champagne, I had the cisco wine
She said "do you want to come, you better hurry
Because we'll have hell to pay


I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite
I gotta good feeling that everything's gonna be alright
Some run, some fight, I gotta good feeling in a bad city tonite


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    i love the bass part to this song...im gonna learn it sometime...but i just got my bass like a week ago...and im not that great..YET... -Sarah

    sparkling_rageon June 17, 2003   Link
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    didn't know what time it was when the sun went down Detroit, Michigan on the bus downtown Last I was fighting all in the street But tonight I got a girl next to me in this cold world She brings me heat

    I gotta good feeling 'bout a bad city tonight I gotta good feeling everything's gonna be alright Some run, some fight gotta good feeling 'bout a bad city tonight

    Detained in legal custody spent the night in jail With a drunken priest and a hooker $500 bail nobody knew ?????? who was standing in the street like that I hit the ground to make a sound

    I gotta good feeling 'bout a bad city tonight I gotta good feeling everything's gonna be alright Some run, some fight gotta good feeling 'bout a bad city tonight

    Bus dropped me off and I had to cough I couldn't breath cuz I got ripped off I couldn't realize by being satisfied cuz it runs so thin And that's why I'm pissed off She had the money, I had the time She had the champagne, I had the cisco wine She said "do you want to come, cause you better hurry or there'll be hell to pay

    That's how it goes...why can't ppl post the correct lyrics or don't bother fuck.

    kjeskeon April 13, 2007   Link
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    You are the biggest moron i have ever seen post anything, well almost, but anyway... It's Detroit, MICHIGAN, not mission.

    ToolKicksAsson March 13, 2003   Link
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    my man John Bonke can play it...but he is the man

    tomscahillIVon December 09, 2005   Link
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    sounds like they went on tour were in detroit and had a long ass night gettin fucked up hangin out met a girl

    mikehobenon June 14, 2006   Link
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    Great song, with an awesome bass line. But it's Michigan, not mission.

    chickendrumson June 29, 2006   Link
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    great song either way

    ronaldo6on May 22, 2007   Link
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    i think its a song about a time tim or matt was in detroit. It touches on how being in a new city can be lonely, exciting and rough. In a jail cell, probably drunk tank, He meets a girl, whose a prositute, he screws her while a priest is sleeping hence the line "you wanna come you better hurry, or we'll have hell to pay." The song also describs how a one night stand isnt really worth much because its just one night. I also think that the line "500 dollar bail" could be "500 dollar bill" because of the line "she had the money" and "I couldnt breath cuz I got ripped off". However i doubt it because thats a big bill for someone on the streets to be carying. Unless bill meant what the girl wanted for her service, but then why would he pay that amount and if did get ripped off, I think there should be some reference to how he was robbed.

    madhouseon January 10, 2008   Link

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