good things happen to bad people lyrics – richard thompson

sweet thing, believe me
you’ll never deceive me
you stared me down without blinking
that’s when i really started thinking

you must have been running around
you must have been running around
’cause you were smiling

your friends say you’re antsy
for something fancy
like a caged bird that’s broken free
you want to fly high and mess on me

well i know you’ve got a secret or two
your hair’s in a brand new ‘do
and you’re so happy

good things happen to bad people
good things happen to bad people
but only, but only, for a while
you cried the day i walked you down the aisle
and i know you’ve been bad
from the way you smile

mona lisa what a teaser
what’s that strange cologne i’m smelling
you know more than you’re telling

well i know you been running around
i know you been running around
’cause you’re so happy

good things happen to bad people
good things happen to bad people
but only, but only, for a while
you cried the day i walked you down the aisle
and i know you’ve been bad
from the way you smile
[x2]

/ richard thompson lyrics