Social Distortion - BAD LUCK

First performance: 16/04/2009


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song 3 times:
 
Always together with Mike Ness :
 
2009-04-16 - LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SPORTS ARENA
Mike Ness (of Social Distortion) guests on the tour's only "Bad Luck" and "The Rising".  
 
Mike Ness joins for the tour's sole "Bad Luck", in a repeat of 2009 at the LA Sports Arena. 
 
Bruce joins Social Distortion at the Sea.Hear.Now Festival, produced by Danny Clinch of Between The Sets and C3 Presents. 
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Bad Luck" is a punk rock song and the second track from Social Distortion's fourth studio album Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell which was released in 1992. It was the album's first single.
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Springsteen has long been a major fan of Southern California punk/rave band Social Distortion. He touted their album Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell as his favorite record of the year in a Rolling Stone interview in 1992.
 
Bruce had 4 performances with lead singer Mike Ness : 
 
 
 
 

Lyrics

Some people like to gamble
But you, you always lose
Some people like to rock 'n' roll
You're always singing the blues

You got a nasty disposition
No one really knows the reason why
You got a bad, bad reputation
Gonna hang down your head and cry

Y'got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck
Y'got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck

Thirteen's my lucky number
To you it means stay inside
Black cat done crossed my path
No reason to run and hide

You're looking through a cracked mirror
No one really knows the reason why
Your enemies are getting nearer
Gonna hang down your head and cry

Y'got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck
Y'got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck

Some people go to church on Sundays
Others, they pray at home
You tell them that there ain't no God
That they're better off standing alone

You're always scratching at the eight ball
No one really knows the reason why
You get to the top and then you fall
Gonna hang your head down and cry

Y'got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck
Y'got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck
Y'got bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck, c'mon give it to me
Bad, bad luck
Bad, bad luck, c'mon give it