John Fogerty - Bad Moon Rising Lyrics

I see a bad moon rising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightning.
I see bad times today.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

I hear hurricanes a-blowin'.
I know the end is comin' soon.
I feel rivers overflowin'.
I hear the voice of rage and ruin.

Don't go around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

Hope you got your things together.
Hope you are quite prepared to die.
Looks like we're in for nasty weather.
One eye is taken for an eye.

Well, don't go round tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

Don't come around tonight,
Well, it's bound to take your life,
There's a bad moon on the rise.

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  1. Scott Richards


  2. Bob

    who is here after darksiders ?


    Great, GREAT TUNE and SO appropriate for the full moon on October 13, 2019. That was a BAD MOON ON THE RISE!!
    🃏s, back to back

  4. fingerknees Lost

    This song reminds me of my grandma and makes me wanna cry cause I don't visit her much

  5. sierraridgebeagles

    Whata good song
    I see a great song on the way.
    Bad Moon Rising!

  6. jonthediscobandit

    I love his style! One of the best!

  7. The Devil In The Circuit

    This guy's pretty good. He may have a career in the business if he sticks with it.

  8. Simon Naylor

    1:59 I swear he actually says "bathroom on the right" for real in this live performance!

  9. Vilson Borges

    Há um banheiro na direita,there's a bathroom on the right!

  10. hdtkid

    when close caption says this :O ...

  11. Ray Gordon Teaches Chess

    "There's a bathroom on the right" fits better: "Don't go out tonight, it's bound to take your life, [and now that you're about to crap your pants], there's a bathroom on the right." 1:58

  12. James Trigger

    Nobody found the bathroom on the right, because Fogarty had them barred.

  13. Genaro Ramos

    Demonios pero que buena canción. Lógicamente ya la había escuchado pero aquí se lució.

  14. Gav Munro

    Guitarheads! So the song is in D and he's playing E so tuned down a tone? make sense to get that chicken pickin lick that comes in on verse 2

  15. john barber

    great drummer

  16. Paul Cook

    A master!!!

  17. Lic. Oscar Bauer

    THE BEST!!!!!👍👍👍👍👍

  18. Ich habe mich auch Johnny Cash



    nah sorry the best part is weak

  20. Evers Royce

    thank u 4 the inspiration love u an ur music. been playin ur music since i was 11 in 1969 my dad played my cousin had an 8 track player in his car of green river i was hooked. thanks 4 the good times in my life as a musician

  21. Junior Montoya

    John Fogerty you havent lost your touch in music. Your music is medicine in my life. Thank you .

  22. Martine Unseld

    Super gut!!!

  23. Holly Holy

    Been a fan of CCR since 1969 and I have tickets to see John at the 02 in October. Their music has lasted a lifetime and I can't wait.

  24. Marlene Sullivan

    When Music Was Music..💕

  25. Paul Alvarez

    Por siempre ccr viva la música vintage.

  26. Ink River

    IT is early morning back in my youth i have to report for fishing at the docks come home early from the movies felt a girls tit gone for 14 days thank you CCR.

  27. Diego Alegre

    Excelente version! La mejor

  28. Rodrigobass_

    I see a bad moon a-rising
    I see trouble on the way
    I see earthquakes and lightnin'
    I see bad times today
    Don't go 'round tonight
    It's bound to take your life
    There's a bad moon on the rise
    I hear hurricanes a-blowing
    I know the end is coming soon
    I fear rivers over flowing
    I hear the voice of rage and ruin
    Don't go 'round tonight
    It's bound to take your life
    There's a bad moon on the rise
    I hope you got your things together
    I hope…
    Oh don't go 'round tonight
    It's bound to take your life
    There's a bad moon on the rise
    There's a bad moon on the rise

  29. nascarfan88ta

    So many people thought he said bathroom on the record, so he's since gone in on the joke and throws bathroom in there


    244 people pissed themselves because they took a left lol


    i am 20 years old grown up with this music every day i thank my dad that he teached me good music and not modern day 2012 and more crap music this stil my favorite song in 2017

  32. M1 K0069

    its on the right ya can't miss it.

  33. Bob Loblaw

    best misheard lyrics ever.... there's a bathroom on the right

  34. Hugo Lorca

    fogerty simplemente la raja!!!!

  35. Ray Gordon Teaches Chess

    If you hit the left arrow key twice very fast after "There's a bathroom on the right," it loops i perfect rhythm.

  36. Louis Heyns

    yip heard that one two

  37. CHACHAO - Pateando Charcos

    Brasil, decime qué se siente / tener en casa a tu papá / Te juro, que aunque pasen los años / nunca nos vamos a olvidar / Que el Diego te gambeteó / que Cani te vacunó / que estás llorando desde Italia hasta hoy / A Messi lo vas a ver / la Copa nos va a traer / Maradona es más grande que Pelé

  38. Jack of Helsinki


  39. Lan De Nunzio

    John Fogerty is going to need preventative care. Let's save John Fogerty!

  40. Dennis Buck

    you guys can't listen to songs right

  41. jorge luis del aguila hernandez

    canta mejor en vivo!!! like si los ves en 2017.

  42. Christian Dael

    second to last "bathroom on the right"

  43. Juancho Martinez

    un animal el batero... john sin palabras...

  44. n.c. stp

    tres bon  very good son  thanks

  45. Esmerlda Vixen

    The shining borough me here......

  46. Sir Carloz

    Kong brought me here

  47. Joel Prestes

    isso que é música boa

  48. Danielle Mazingant

    fan depuis 1969.le plus grand chanteur americain.vivement les prochains concerts.

  49. MaximRecoil

    John Fogerty is one of the few singers who sounds as good live as he does in the studio.

  50. n.c. stp


  51. Joke Van Veen

    Dat was nog eens muziek👍👍👍

  52. Christopher Martuscello

    He actually said bathroom

  53. Liza Nirikani

    kanaky. kawipa

  54. frank devaney

    there`s a bathroom on the right!
    where did you come from? the bathroom sir!

  55. Roxanne Baldeo

    Teen wolf song

  56. David Cooley

    Can't the man take the piss its his song anyway

  57. Will and Lana

    wow, excellent sound engineering here

    Cody Wolfe

    Montana Marshall His guitar always sound amazing and the bass in the drums always hits hard shakes your body

  58. Hilde Seifert

    CCR Meine Lieblingsband in den 70er Jahren

  59. Fábio Viana Campos

    If I had to choose a single song in my life, that would be it. I love this sound. I miss Memphis ...

  60. Harshdeep Singh

    the end is here, its the end of good music. Now all these motherfucking singers talk about bitches and cars and guns. Good music is gone

  61. Dean Ambrosoli

    Riber decime que se siente

  62. Ceffone

    Thank you King Kong

    Adriana Medeiros

    Ceffone New trailer Kong brought me here

  63. Rhonda Hammond

    I'm use to CCR's version....My sissy was ~12 yrs. old & my brother was ~16 yrs. old when I was born

  64. rockabilly127

    Ma préférée du bon country rock

  65. Mark Gallagher

    Pay close attention to the lyrics.......he's also a Prophet~!
    The bad (crescent moon of Islam) moon rises~!
    I see trouble on the way. I see earthquakes and lightning.
    I see bad times today.
    Don't go around tonight,
    Well, it's (ISIS) bound to take Your life


    HE WROTE THIS SONG IN 1969~!!!

    48 YEARS AGO~!!!!!!!


    You're right, he wrote this in 1969, before Isis was a thing or even thought of, he's already said this song has no political meaning and is actually about a movie he saw that was about the end of the world and he liked it so he wrote a song like the movie he saw

    Thomas Austin

    He wrote it about the year 1968. The assassinations of ML King; Bobby Kennedy; Hurricane Camille; Watts Riots and race Riots; the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago; etc.,

  66. Eder Amaral

    Only 5 -year career and a formudavel history

  67. Breda Lalor

    is the loo on the right the bath on the left

  68. Geocaching with gsmX2 - scottinojaivideos

    Any one else hear something other than "bad moon on the right" at 1:57?


    So many people hear that line as "there's a bathroom on the right" that Fogarty often sings it that way as a joke.

    Mr. Cutknife

    Tupac all songs

    Noodles the Boss

    it's supposed to be "bad moon on the rise"

    Edward Krzynowek

    Yeah, I heard it there and now I know that Fogerty has a great sense of humor. He sang it 'regular' in the other verses. People have been misquoting that lyric for decades so he just goes with it. Priceless!

  69. Siddharth

    The Shining chapter 22

    Aline Oliveira

    That's why I'm here lol


    @Aline Oliveira Nice to know another persons here while reading the book, how are you liking it so far ?

    Aline Oliveira

    The book is so good.. and its funny because it's so different from the movie


    @Aline Oliveira Finished it two weeks ago, loved every page. Watched the movie after that, the only way it can be said is the movie delivers the experience of the story, the book is the story

    Aline Oliveira

    @Siddharth V I watched the movie first and loved it so I started to read the book and it's a new experience.. I'm getting to the end and it's amazing
    I think the movie it's different but in a good way because I really liked the it and the book too

  70. Chema Villanueva

    lo maximo de john es lo maximo

  71. Linda Smith

    Well Mr. must be a picGeorge Michael fan.I rest my case

  72. Linda Smith

    Well said Elizabeth

  73. Owen McCreesh

    Does anyone think the end of the chorus sounds like there's a bathroom on the right ? 😂😂

    Vlada Jovanovic

    Because at the end he sometimes sings "There's a bathroom on the right" haha

    David Gzesh

    Yeah, the chorus sung at 1:59, ....definitely


    Before seeing your comment I heard it, then I looked down here and saw you caught it already, hahahahahahaha!!!!

    Mike, Jayne Kennedy

    I saw him on his 64th birthday at Copps Coliseum in my hometown. He actually pointed to the right when he sang it.


    yeah he has done it many times, so funny!!

  74. Nokturhn

    This has to be the lamest music to ever exist and the lamest live show in the world


    +ArtFogerty the shit I listen to isn't one hit radio wonders. I listen to real music

    David Montgomery

    You still into the boy bands?


    +David Montgomery my music taste is to acleptic for you to understand


    +Will Yerger

    And do you mean "eclectic"?

  75. Dayane Dos Santos Pereira


  76. robert page

    super musique quel bon temp

  77. WARBOSS_ 1

    mafia 3

  78. Jolan Rieger

    Früher war ich auch schon von Johns Fogertys Musik begeistert. Damals wusste ich nicht von wem sie war.....toll, dass ich sie hier neu entdecken kann... Wundervoll...Jolan

  79. Jolan Rieger

    Eine tolle Musik......danke......Jolan Rieger

  80. david andrasne

    this morning, its first time i hear his music, recommended from my husband,i really like it, its too good to be alive!!
    tyvm for sharing :-)

  81. Lee B

    Brings back a lot of memories...

  82. Nathan Douglass

    don't go round tonight ots bound to take tour pride there's a bathroom on the right

  83. William Ortiz

    buena cancion

  84. יקעב קלי

    ¡ Not bad, but good, guitar, good voice, good beat!

  85. Jan Doolin

    Just the best!!!

  86. Donald Luther

    Scotty Moore, quite the influence on John Fogerty!

  87. go go existential dread

    Here from The Shining if anybody was wondering

  88. ƁԼƛƇƘ MƠƠƝ

    Wow, there really is a bathroom on the right lol.

  89. Lais Fernandes

    só estou aqui porque vi essa música no livro "o iluminado"

  90. George T

    yup he did sing "there's a bathroom on the right" :)


    +George T Indeed!


    He switches up the lyrics at his concerts. Go to 3 of his shows, you'll probably hear 3 different versions. :)

  91. cube cervélo

    Mes parents écoutais encore. Maintenant, j'adore !

  92. George Gray

    John Fogerty when CCR very awesome Music I never seen seen CCR BUT John Fogerty s first 10 year comeback concert was awesome I got to me John FOGERTY that was a big surprise very awesome Thank you very much John FOGERTY

  93. Huard Dany

    beau rock n Roll owowow