Bad Side Of The Moon

Words & Music:

Elton John & Bernie Taupin


If you want to play the April Wine version, just move around the verses & pieces of the chorus accordingly.  Most people have forgotten (or never knew) the original Elton John version, since it was a B-side from 1970.  Theses lyrics are from


   C                    Bb                   Am7             C

It seems as though I've lived my life on the bad side of the moon.

   F                   Eb             Dm               C

To stir your dregs in sickness still, without a rustic spoon.

Common people live with me, where the light has never shone

And the hornets flock like hummingbirds, to speak in a foreign tongue.



F                 C              Eb                 F

I'm a light world away, from the people who make me stay

C              Eb  Bb          C

Sittin' on the bad side of the moon.

C                Bb               F                C

This is my life, this is my life, this is my life, my life.

This is my life, this is my life, this is my life, my life.


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 to soon.

Why should I be made to pay on the bad side of the moon?




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