Bad Side of the Moon

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
Available on the Album Elton John (Remastered Version)


It seems as though I've lived my life
On the bad side of the moon
To stir your dregs in sickness still
Without the rustic spoon


Eb                       Ab
Common people live with me
                  Db                            Bbm
Where the light has never shone
              Ab                         Gb
And the hermits flock like hummingbirds
      Db                              Ab/Eb            Eb
To speak in a foreign tongue


Db                        Ab
I'm a light world away
                Gb                              Ab
From the people who make me stay
Eb                  Gb         Db      Eb
Sitting on the bad side of the moon


There ain't no need for watchdogs here
To justify our ways
We live our life in manacles
The main cause of our stay



Exiled here from other worlds
My sentence comes too soon
Why should I be made to pay
On the bad side of the moon

Eb               Db              Ab              Eb
Ou se ma la, ou se ma la, ou sa ma la,
Eb              Db               Ab              Eb
Ou se ma la, ou se ma la, ou sa ma la,


1970 Dick James Music Limited