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Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising lyrics

I see the bad moon arising.
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin'.
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 ablowing.
I know the end is coming soon.
I fear rivers over flowing.
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.
All right!

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.

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

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



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    RayLeblanc
    This song is about the bible end times as depicted in revelations. The part of eye for an eye is in the old Testament.
    The voice of rage and ruin is Gods promise against the wicked. Hurricanes and lightning and rivers overflowing are the signs that will be happening during those times. A blood red moon is also described in the Bible. God warns us to stay inside while he pours out his wrath.
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    This song refers back to the Irish ballad "The Rising of the Moon" about the failed rebellion of 1798. Although the United Irish did not defeat the British army that year, The incredible bravery of the pikesmen against soldiers with guns inspired every rebellion until the Irish were at last successful. Bad moon rising captures the spirit of those fighting against the Vietnam war, which was also futile, and longer term anger against those who exploit us.
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      This song is about the bible end times as depicted in revelations. The part of eye for an eye is... Read more →
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