Thursday Inspiration — Bad, Bad, Bad

For this week’s Thursday Inspiration prompt from Jim Adams, he gave us the graphic below and the word “bad” to inspire us.

What came to mind for me as soon as I saw his prompt was the George Thorogood song, “Bad to the Bone.”

This song by George Thorogood and the Destroyers was released in 1982 on the album of the same name. The phrase “bad to the bone” means there isn’t a bit of good in the man. Thorogood’s song was based on the Bo Diddley blues song “I’m A Man.” Thorogood was influenced by the blues, and Diddley was one of his heroes. Thorogood’s version has a much heavier guitar sound, which replaces the harmonica in Diddley’s recording.

Here are the lyrics.

On the day I was born
The nurses all gathered 'round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found
The head nurse spoke up
And she said leave this one alone
She could tell right away
That I was bad to the bone

Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I broke a thousand hearts
Before I met you
I'll break a thousand more, baby
Before I am through
I wanna be yours pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey
That I'm bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I make a rich woman beg
I'll make a good woman steal
I'll make an old woman blush
And make a young girl squeal
I wanna be yours pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey
That I'm bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

Now when I walk the streets
Kings and Queens step aside
Every woman I meet
They all stay satisfied
I wanna tell ya pretty baby
Well ya see I make my own
I'm here to tell ya honey
That I'm bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
(Hoo) bad to the bone

6 thoughts on “Thursday Inspiration — Bad, Bad, Bad

  1. Paula Light May 5, 2022 / 4:44 pm

    Love this song and also One Bourbon. He really knows how to tell a story!

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  2. newepicauthor May 5, 2022 / 5:29 pm

    I never knew the connection to ‘I’m A Man”, but I can hear it very clearly now, thanks for explaining that Fandango. I was happy when he sank the 8 ball.

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  3. leigha66 May 6, 2022 / 10:32 am

    My one and only trip in an ambulance this song was playing and I asked the driver to turn it up… obviously I wasn’t hurt too bad, I still had my taste in music. Ha, ha!

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  4. Carol anne May 11, 2022 / 5:32 pm

    I couldnt hear the song, because the video wasn’t available in my country! boo!

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    • Fandango May 11, 2022 / 11:03 pm

      I don’t know why YouTube does that. Maybe copyright laws?

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