BAD MOON RISING

Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version


I see a bad moon rising
I see troubles on the way
I see earthquakes and lightning
I see bad times today

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

I hear hurricanes a-blowin'
I know the end it's coming soon
I fear rivers overflowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin

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

Hope you got your things together
Hope you're quite prepared to die
Looks like we're in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye

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

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


Written by John Fogerty, from Creedence Clearwater Revival's 1969 album Green River. In 2004 Rolling Stone magazine placed BAD MOON RISING at #355 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time".

Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Green River (album cover art)
Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Green River (album cover art)

The above lyrics are for the original Creedence Clearwater Revival version. See also Bruce Springsteen's live 18 Jun 1988 version (more details) and live 02 Oct 2004 version.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BAD MOON RISING on this website:

BAD MOON RISING [Live 18 Jun 1988 version]
BAD MOON RISING [Live 02 Oct 2004 version]
BAD MOON RISING [Original Creedence Clearwater Revival version]