Company
Always on the run
Destiny is the rising sun
Oh I was born six gun in my hand
Behind a gun I'll make my final stand
That's why they call me

Bad company
And I can't deny
Bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
Till the day I die

Rebel souls
Deserters we are called
Chose a gun and threw away the sword
Now these towns
They all know our name six gun sound is our claim to fame
I can hear them say

Bad company
And I won't deny
Bad, bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die

Bad company
I can't deny
Bad company
Till the day I die
And I say it's
Bad company oh yeah, yeah
Bad company
Till the day I die oh yeah

Tell me that you are not a thief
Oh but I am
Bad company
It's the way I play
Dirty for dirty
Oh somebody double-crossed me
Double-cross, double-cross

Yeah
We're bad company
Kill in cold blood


Lyrics submitted by jhines0042

"Bad Company" as written by Paul Rodgers Simon Kirke

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentVery simple. It's about the bandits and gangs that roamed the old West, like Billy the Kid and such.
    Also, julioismyname, are you smoking crack?
    DaveJunioron August 02, 2008   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI believe that bad company was written about a desserting confederate company in the civil war (Rebel souls- Confederates or rebels, Desserters we are called obviously they have desserted . They were infamous because of their vigilantie reputations. He leads the company but is double crossed much like other Rebel groups.
    chacha4444on June 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSqueven, i think if you listen to OTHER songs of Zeppelin that aren't hits (ie, Your Time is Gonna Come, You Shook Me, The Ocean, Boogie With Stu, Fool In The Rain, The Crunge, the list goes on man) i think you might change your mind. But Bad Company does kick so much ass
    heyjude55on April 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdefinitely a song that deserves to be very popular
    James.W.on January 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about how he is 'Bad Company'. Yeah, till the day he dies. Hmmm...quite!
    SnobbySnobbersonon October 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's not that bad, but it can't hold a candle to the original. Paul Rodger's voice is so fitting to this song, anyone trying to cover it is screwed from the start.
    J-Rizzoon April 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about the seven cowboy bandits who had to protect a Mexican village in the 1960 film, The Magnificent Seven. It makes the most sense because the song states, "these towns... they all know our name." Also, the Magnificent Seven was continued from an older movie in the 50's called Seven Samurai. Despite the songs reference to the number six, the song also includes the lyrics, "chose a gun, and throw away the sword." This could reference the discard of swords that samurais used in the 50's, and pick up in the 60's to where the seven cowboys used guns instead. Makes sense? Hopefully. Just watch The Magnificent Seven movie and maybe the song will link. Plus the song was made in 1970, ten years after the movie was made. Just a thought!!!
    csnail99on June 02, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbad Company is an awesome song and this awesome song is about that awesome band
    vipergt196on May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeen listenin to Bad Company since I was a kid! Great band!
    ImaniTheGreaton July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBad Company by Bad Copmpany off the album Bad Compnay. The song is about a a group of guys that are just considered bad asses but really they just got sucked into that lifestyle since they born into it.
    kfe2on February 03, 2006   Link

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