A friend of a friend needs a favor
No questions asked, there's not much more to say

Me and the wife, we need the money
We've got four kids all hungry, one on the way
Slip these sweat socks in your shirt and pray they think your packin'
Be sure to keep your head down, don't look 'em in the eye
And don't get fancy, Ricky, we ain't Jimmy Cagney
Look at me, let's do the job and let's get home tonight

I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the Right Side of Wrong

We picked a helluva of a night, from the shore I see the skyline
In a couple of hours from now Rick, we're gonna get out of this life
We'll stop for smokes, I brought a six pack, we'll stop at lookers on the way back
Hell, we'll laugh this off, keep your fingers crossed that all goes well tonight

I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the Right Side of Wrong

We'll make the grade, they'll know our names, I need a friend to drive here
Wear my necklace of St. Christopher and talk to him while I go inside
I'll take that suitcase, get the cash and we'll be gone before you know
Wait until we tell the girls we're moving down to the Gulf of Mexico...

A friend of a friend needed a favor
Life was just what happened while we were busy making plans
We never saw nothing, there was a run-in
.09 millimeter steel was coming for the windshield of that Oldsmobile
As the cop said, "Show your hands!"

I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the Right Side of Wrong


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Right Side of Wrong Lyrics as written by Jon Bon Jovi

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    I love this song. It has such a beautiful melody to it. And there is such dedication from the singer. Mm, Bon Jovi :D

    Nataliexoon December 01, 2004   Link
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    Awesome... I almost got hit by a car when I got to the solo. And the way Richie's and Jon's voices fit together. wow

    Samborafpon July 17, 2005   Link
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    Awesome... I almost got hit by a car when I got to the solo. And the way Richie's and Jon's voices fit together. wow

    Samborafpon July 17, 2005   Link
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    Ain´t the lyrics wrong?

    Frauon September 23, 2005   Link
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    Great song.. Best one on the Bounce album imo..

    Bon-Jovi-Dudeon February 20, 2008   Link
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    Hey, uhh...does anyone know what this song means???? I really love it and it is one of my favorites on Bounce, but IDK what it means. Can anyone help with that and post what they think?

    Also, I just have to say that Bon Jovi is the best group alive today!!!!!!! They r the best and my friends think I'm weird for loving an old band, but they are the best! Richie is my idol for guitar and Jon is just hot and has an amazing voice! David and Tico are also cool!

    Dark Angel 35on June 25, 2008   Link
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    the only lyric i noted as being wrong was "in a couple hours from now we're gunna get out of this light" i could've sworn light should be life

    but anyway for me its pretty straight foreward...maybe...i dnt know if im "right" its about doing anything for your friends, no matter what the cost may or will be. the character was even willing to pick up and start a new life for a friend. i think his carry through of cowboy theme is just plain Bon Jovi, he is a bit of a cowboy and it comes through a lot in many of his songs.

    its such a sad song, but all the while makes you want to stand up and say me too......id do that for my friends

    scouser91on October 17, 2009   Link

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