Grand Funk – Bad Time

I always liked the intro vocal and then it kicks into what sounds like an old Goffin and King sixties type of rhythm…but to my surprise Mark Farner wrote this.

Farner wrote this while going through a bad divorce…well none are probably any good…but while he was writing this song she was throwing pots and pans in the kitchen.

The Jayhawks also covered this song in 1995.

The song was on the album All the Girls in the World Beware!!! (Really subtle huh?).

The song was very successful peaking at #4 in the Billboard 100, #3 in Canada, and #19 in New Zealand in 1975.

Bad Time

I’m in love with the girl that I’m talking about
I’m in love with the girl I can’t live without
I’m in love but I sure picked a bad time
To be in love
To be in love

Well, let her be somebody else’s queen
I don’t want to know about it
There’s too many others that know what I mean
And that’s why I got to live without it

I’m in love with the girl I’m talking about
I’m in love with the girl I can’t live without
I’m in love but I feel like I’m wearin’ it out
I’m in love but I must have picked a bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love

All the stories coming back to me
From my friends and the people I don’t want to see
The things they say I know just couldn’t be true
At least not until I hear it from you

‘Cause I still love the little girl I’m talking about
I’m in love with the girl I can’t live without
I’m in love but I feel like I’m wearin’ it out
I’m in love but I must have picked a bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love

You know that I love the little girl I’m talking about
I’m in love with the girl I can’t live without
I’m in love but it feels like I’m wearin’ it out
I’m in love but I must have picked a bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love
A bad time to be in love