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Bon Jovi & Jon Bon Jovi Right Side Of Wrong Lyrics

Last updated: 11/10/2009 10:00:00 AM

A friend of a friend needs a favor
No questions asked, there's not much more to say

Me and the wife, we need the money
We've got four kids all hungry, one on the way
Slip these sweat socks in your shirt and pray they think your packin'
Be sure to keep your head down, don't look 'em in the eye
And don't get fancy, Ricky, we ain't Jimmy Cagney
Look at me, let's do the job and let's get home tonight

[Chorus:]
I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the Right Side of Wrong

We picked a helluva of a night, from the shore I see the skyline
In a couple of hours from now Rick, we're gonna get out of this life
We'll stop for smokes, I brought a six pack, we'll stop at lookers on the way back
Hell, we'll laugh this off, keep your fingers crossed that all goes well tonight

[Chorus:]
I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the Right Side of Wrong

We'll make the grade, they'll know our names, I need a friend to drive here
Wear my necklace of St. Christopher and talk to him while I go inside
I'll take that suitcase, get the cash and we'll be gone before you know
Wait until we tell the girls we're moving down to the Gulf of Mexico...

[Guitar Solo]

A friend of a friend needed a favor
Life was just what happened while we were busy making plans
We never saw nothing, there was a run-in
.9 millimeter steel was coming for the windshield of that Oldsmobile
As the cop said, "Show your hands!"

[Chorus:]
I got a half tank of gas and if we run all the lights
We'll slip across the border on the wrong side of right
And just like Butch and Sundance we'll ride until the dawn
Sipping whiskey, singing cowboy songs
On the Right Side of Wrong






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Brilliant! | Reviewer: Dinnyc | 9/13/2008

This song can be interpreted in so many different ways, and that's what adds to it's brilliance. This song derserves so much more attention. It's not a hard, full on rock song, but it certainly isn't soft rock. In fact, can you actually find a category to put it under? Probably not, and quite rightly so. RSOW is in a league of it's own - meaning and style wise.



WOW | Reviewer: Karen | 11/21/2007

The saying, "deperate times call for desperate measures", is definately what this song is all about. Normal people, who obviously know the difference between right and wrong, make the wrong choice, because they feel it is their only option.
Powerful message, makes you listen. Just when you thought Bon Jovi couldn't get any better.....Way to go guys!!!!



O M F G | Reviewer: Little Miss Nikki | 4/30/2006

This is an amzing song from bon Jovi, you think that the ealier albums, the once that made Bon Jovi what they are today, cannot be equalled, yet this song shows that Jon and the gang still have what it takes. This is a more mellow track on a busy album, full what Bon Jovi do best - a bit of everything! The track, obviously influenced by the events of September 11th, and whilst setting the tone for other songs, is everything and anything we can imagine or hope for. Great job, guys!!