Written by Kirsty MacColl
Kirsty MacColl, "Bad"


Chords for Bad, transcribed by akoustic.


Ive been the token woman all my life
The token daughter and the token wife
Now I collected tokens one by one
Til Ive saved enough to buy a gun
Now you cant get even but you can get mad
And its not funny no and its not sad
Its just a feeling that Ive always had
Oh look out world Im 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 Ive never had
Oh look out world Im about to be bad

Ive been an awful woman all my life
A dreadful daughter and a hopeless wife
And Ive had my eyes on that carving knife
Oh youve been lucky so far
Im not crazy no Im just mad
I dont want to be sorry, no I want to be glad
Its a feeling inside that I have always had
So look out world Im about to be bad

Kirsty MacColl - Bad [BBC Session]

Cover Versions

Mary Coughlan

Irish singer Mary Coughlan performed ‘Bad’ live in the original tribute show in London, and later recorded it for her own album ‘The House of Ill Repute’.

Mary Coughlan - Bad - A Tribute To Kirsty MacColl 10/10/2010

Karen White

Kirsty MacColl's Bad, performed by Karen White

Not Made in China

Bad - A Kirsty MacColl Cover

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