Bad Mood

The Vaccines

About Bad Mood

"Bad Mood" is a song from London-based quartet The Vaccines. The track was released in the United Kingdom on 17 March 2013 as the fourth and final single from the band's second studio album, Come of Age (2012).


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Better to be ready if you rattle my cage,
Oh I should loosen up some, baby I know.
But I get angrier with age,
Better to be ready if you rattle my cage.

Oh you look disappointed in me,
Oh am I not as thoughtful as you thought I'd be?
Yeah I know I'm always giving you the third degree,
But you look disappointed in me.

Now I'm in a bad, bad mood; a bad, bad mood.
I'm in a bad, bad mood; a bad, bad mood.

We'll rate, generate, generate some more,
So what you singing about summer for?
Forgive me if I'm onto one,
And I'll afford it but I suspect,
That retrospect to your perception,
You're looking in the wrong direction.
As I'm sure you'll come through,
I'm in a pretty awful mood.

Better to be ready if you rattle my cage,
And I know I'm always putting it on you.
But I get angrier with age,
Better to be ready if you rattle my cage.

Now I'm in a bad, bad mood; a bad, bad mood.
I'm in a bad, bad mood; a bad, bad mood.

I'm in a bad, bad mood; a bad, bad mood.

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The Vaccines

The Vaccines are an English indie rock band who formed in West London in 2010. The band's debut album, What Did You Expect from the Vaccines?, was released through Columbia Records on 14 March 2011 and reached number 4 in the UK Album Chart. They drew comparisons to Ramones, The Strokes and The Jesus And Mary Chain. The band, however, has spoken of influences ranging from "'50s rock 'n' roll to 80s American hardcore and good pop music". They have opened for The Walkmen, The Stone Roses, Arctic Monkeys, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arcade Fire. Their second studio album Come of Age was released in the UK on 3 September 2012. more »

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Written by: Peter Gareth Christopher Robertson, Arni Hjorvar Arnason, Freddie Clayton Cowan, Justin James Hayward-Young

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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12 facts about this song

"Bad Mood" by The Vaccines is a song that falls under the genre of indie rock.
Album Name
It was one of the singles from their second studio album, "Come of Age," which was released in 2012.
Chart Ranking
Although it didn't make it to high ranks in the major charts, the song was well-received by critics and fans of The Vaccines.
Structure and Sound
Known for their unique blend of indie rock and post-punk revival, The Vaccines have imbued "Bad Mood" with grungy guitars and energetic drum beats that constitute the song's driving force.
The lyrics of "Bad Mood" delve into the raw emotions of anger and frustration, making for a relatable and cathartic listening experience.
Live Performances
The Vaccines frequently perform "Bad Mood" at their live concerts, where it has been received with enthusiastic responses from fans.
Song length
The length of the song "Bad Mood" is approximately 3 minutes and 6 seconds.
Global Recognition
"The Vaccines" and hence the song "Bad Mood" gained global recognition after it featured in several campaigns and international television series, widening its reach across the globe.
Music Video
The video for "Bad Mood" was directed by Yousef Eldin, eerily showcasing members of the band performing in a misty forest surrounded by beautiful women.
Lyrics Interpretation
While the song is titled "Bad Mood", fans have interpreted it as a metaphor for addressing negative emotions and the struggle of dealing with them.
The Vaccines have been influenced by bands like The Ramones and The Strokes, and these influences are echoed in the sound and style of "Bad Mood".
Band Members
The performance in "Bad Mood" features Justin Hayward-Young on vocals and guitar, Freddie Cowan on lead guitar, Árni Árnason on bass, and Pete Robertson on drums.

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