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Olivia Rodrigo - bad idea right? Lyrics

"Bad idea right?" by Olivia Rodrigo is a song about the struggle of moving on from a past relationship. The lyrics depict the singer's internal conflict as she receives contact from her ex and contemplates seeing him again, despite knowing it's probably not a… Read more

Aug 11, 2023
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bad idea right? Lyrics

(Hey)

Haven't heard from you in a couple of months
But I'm out right now and I'm all fucked up
And you're callin' my phone, you're all alone
And I'm sensing some undertone
And I'm right here with all my friends
But you're sending me your new address
And I know we're done, I know we're through
But, God, when I look at you

My brain goes, "Ah"
Can't hear my thoughts (I cannot hear my thoughts)
Like blah-blah-blah (blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah)
Should probably
I should probably, probably not
I should probably, probably not

Seeing you tonight
It's a bad idea, right?
Seeing you tonight
It's a bad idea, right?
Seeing you tonight
It's a bad idea, right?
Seeing you tonight
Fuck it, it's fine

Yes, I know that he's my ex
But can't two people reconnect?
"I only see him as a friend"
(The biggest lie I ever said)
Oh, yes, I know that he's my ex
But can't two people reconnect?
I only see him as a friend
I just tripped and fell into his bed

Now I'm gettin' in the car, wreckin' all my plans
I know I should stop, but I can't
And I told my friends I was asleep
But I never said where or in whose sheets
And I pull up to your place on the second floor
And you're standing, smiling at the door
And I'm sure I've seen much hotter men
But I really can't remember when

My brain goes, "Ah"
Can't hear my thoughts (I cannot hear my thoughts)
Like blah-blah-blah (blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah)
Should probably
I should probably, probably not
I should probably, probably not

Seeing you tonight
It's a bad idea, right?
Seeing you tonight
It's a bad idea, right?
Seeing you tonight
It's a bad idea, right?
Seeing you tonight
Fuck it, it's fine

Yes, I know that he's my ex
But can't two people reconnect?
"I only see him as a friend"
(The biggest lie I ever said)
Oh, yes, I know that he's my ex
But can't two people reconnect?
I only see him as a friend
I just tripped and fell into his bed
Oh, yes, I know that he's my ex
Can't two people reconnect?

The biggest lie I ever said
I just tripped and fell into his bed
My brain goes, "Ah"
Can't hear my thoughts
The biggest lie I ever said
My brain goes, "Ah"
Can't hear my thoughts
I just tripped and fell into his bed

Thoughts
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Thoughts
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Writer(s): Daniel Leonard Nigro, Olivia Rodrigo
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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What is the Meaning of bad idea right??

"Bad idea right?" by Olivia Rodrigo is a song about the struggle of moving on from a past relationship. The lyrics depict the singer's internal conflict as she receives contact from her ex and contemplates seeing him again, despite knowing it's probably not a good idea. She tries to justify her actions by saying they can reconnect as friends, but admits that this is a lie. The repeated phrase "It's a bad idea, right?" suggests she knows she's making a mistake but chooses to do so anyway. The song captures the complexity of emotions and decisions involved in navigating post-breakup relationships.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who collaborated with Olivia Rodrigo in writing 'bad idea right?'?

    Olivia Rodrigo wrote 'bad idea right?' alongside her regular collaborator, Dan Nigro. Nigro also produced the track. They made the punky call-and-response ode to ex-boyfriend temptation in New York City in 2022.

  2. When was 'bad idea right?' released and which album does it belong to?

    'Bad idea right?' was released by Geffen Records as the second single from Olivia Rodrigo's second studio album, Guts, on August 11, 2023.

  3. What is the style of music for 'bad idea right?'?

    'Bad Idea Right?' is a rock song with major '90s pop rock energy. It has been described as a bright, kaleidoscopic head-rush of a pop song with influences from '60s girl groups, early aughts pop-punk and others.

  4. Who directed the music video for 'bad idea right?' and what does it depict?

    The music video for 'Bad Idea Right?' was directed by Petra Collins. The video shows Olivia attending a house party with three of her real-life friends: actress Iris Apatow, her former co-star Madison Hsu, and Canadian pop singer-songwriter Tate McRae. Rodrigo exits the soiree and makes a hazardous journey to reconnect with her ex.

  5. How did 'bad idea right?' perform commercially?

    'Bad Idea Right?' reached the top 10 in several countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States after its release.

  6. Who are the musicians featured in 'bad idea right?'?

    Apart from Olivia Rodrigo, the song features Dan Nigro on guitar, percussion, bass, and drum programming. Sam Stewart plays electric guitar and Sterling Laws is on drums. All three also engineered the song.

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