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Right Place Wrong Time
Dr. John Lyrics


I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time
I'd have said the right thing but I must have used the wrong line
I been in the right trip but I must have used the wrong car
My head was in a bad place and I'm wondering what it's good for
I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time
My head was in a bad place but I'm having such a good time

I been running trying to get hung up in my mind
Got to give myself a good talking-to this time
Just need a little brain salad surgery
Got to cure my insecurity

I been in the wrong place but it must have been the right time
I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong song
I been in the right vein but it seems like the wrong arm
I been in the right world but it seems wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong

Slipping dodging sneaking creeping hiding out down the street
See me life shaking with every ho' I meet
Refried confusion is making itself clear
Wonder which way do I go to get on out of here

I been in the right place but it must have been the wrong time
I'd have said the right thing but I must have used the wrong line
I'd have took the right road but I must have took a wrong turn
Would've made the right move but I made it at the wrong time
I been on the right road but I must have used the wrong car
My head was in a good place and I wonder what it's bad for

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MALCOLM REBENNACK

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Eric Engbloom

Why do "BLACK" PEOPLE COMENTING ALWAYS HAVE TO MENTION THEIR RACE AND OR COLOR OF SKIN ? IT PERPETUATES RACISM TO THE TENTH DEGREE ! YOU SEE OVER A VERY LONG TIME THE PENDJULUM HAS SWUNG THE OTHER WAY WAY IRS REVERSED AND SEVERE RACISM FROM THE ARICAN
AMERICAN MORE SO THAN THE WHITE OR CAUCASIAN AMERICAN !
CASE IN POINT :
THE AVERAGE BLACK
FAMILY HOUSE HOLD
FOR DECADES HAS SPOKEN FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHERS, UNCLES TO CHILDREN GRAND CHILDREN DISLIKE TO BITTER
HATE OF WHITE PEOPLE, TO CONTINUE HATE OF SLAVERY, SLAVERY, IF POLICE MEN WHICH IS
IRRHENSABLE BECAUSE THERE IS VERY GOOD PEOPLE SERVING AS LAW ENFORCEMENT
AND AS JUST AS THERE IS GOOG CHRISTIAN BLACK PEOPLE THERE IS WHITE TOO !
THERE HAS BEEN ALOT OF UNJUST
EPISODES IN OUR HISTORY, LET US NOT
FOR GET AS FAR AS LAW PRECEDENT BUT AD FAR AS THE CONTINUATION IF THE SLAVERY ITS IN THE PAST, NO ONE HAS BEEN A SLAVE OR EXPERIENCED IT PERSONALY ITS TIME TO OUT IT TO BED ENOUGH ALREADY !
IF YOU WANT TO REALLY WANT TO BE FREE AND VE ACCEPTED THAT HAS TO BE !



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Mona Hammock

I been in the right place
But it must have been the wrong time
I'd have said the right thing
But must have used the wrong line
I been on the right trip
But I must have used the wrong car
Head is in a bad place and I wonder what it's good for
I been in the right place
But it must have been the wrong time
My head is in a bad place
But I'm having such a good time
I been running trying to get hung up in my mind
Really got to give myself a good talking to this time
Just need a little brain salad surgery
Got to que my insecurity
I been in the wrong place
But it must have been the right time
I been in the right place
But it must have been the wrong song
I been in the right vein
But it seems like a wrong arm
I been in the right world
But it seems like wrong-wrong-wrong wrong-wrong
Slipping dodging sneaking creeping hiding down the street
See my life shaking with every who I meet
Refried confusion is making itself clear
Wonder which way do I go to get on out of here
I been in the right place
But it must have been the wrong time
I'd have said the right thing
But I must have used the wrong line
I took the right road
But I must have took a wrong turn
I took a right move
But I made it at the wrong time
I was in the right trip
But I made it in the wrong car
Head is in a good place and I wonder what it's bad for



All comments from YouTube:

Good King Entertainment Inc

I grew up loving this song. How the hell could this funky white man make a black man from NYC happy. The power of great music, RIP DR. JOHN!!

Walter Shumate

It was a different time back then.
You just lucked out. You were in the right place at the RITEOUS time!

rey hoffman

@Matt Dodgers @Matt Dodgers, TRUTH !!! That is straight up gospel from this man Matt. Music is for the masses. Soul isn't colored. (I am not using the word "colored" to mean black folks.) Soul Music sure isn't black or white. Please don't make 'SOUL' or 'Soul Music' a 'Race' issue. Music brings us all together.

To be clear, I totally agree with Matt Dodgers' comment. The last part of my comment is for any reader that might mistakenly believe that 'Soul' and/or 'Soul Music' isn't inclusive. It isn't exclusively a black, white or any color, and it isn't meant to be racially divisive.

This song is funky and fun for everyone. ☮️

@Matt Dodgers, You da man.👍🏻☝🏻

Anthony

@Matt Dodgers absolutely spot on my friend 👏

Eric Engbloom

Why do "BLACK" PEOPLE COMENTING ALWAYS HAVE TO MENTION THEIR RACE AND OR COLOR OF SKIN ? IT PERPETUATES RACISM TO THE TENTH DEGREE ! YOU SEE OVER A VERY LONG TIME THE PENDJULUM HAS SWUNG THE OTHER WAY WAY IRS REVERSED AND SEVERE RACISM FROM THE ARICAN
AMERICAN MORE SO THAN THE WHITE OR CAUCASIAN AMERICAN !
CASE IN POINT :
THE AVERAGE BLACK
FAMILY HOUSE HOLD
FOR DECADES HAS SPOKEN FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHERS, UNCLES TO CHILDREN GRAND CHILDREN DISLIKE TO BITTER
HATE OF WHITE PEOPLE, TO CONTINUE HATE OF SLAVERY, SLAVERY, IF POLICE MEN WHICH IS
IRRHENSABLE BECAUSE THERE IS VERY GOOD PEOPLE SERVING AS LAW ENFORCEMENT
AND AS JUST AS THERE IS GOOG CHRISTIAN BLACK PEOPLE THERE IS WHITE TOO !
THERE HAS BEEN ALOT OF UNJUST
EPISODES IN OUR HISTORY, LET US NOT
FOR GET AS FAR AS LAW PRECEDENT BUT AD FAR AS THE CONTINUATION IF THE SLAVERY ITS IN THE PAST, NO ONE HAS BEEN A SLAVE OR EXPERIENCED IT PERSONALY ITS TIME TO OUT IT TO BED ENOUGH ALREADY !
IF YOU WANT TO REALLY WANT TO BE FREE AND VE ACCEPTED THAT HAS TO BE !

Cherry Smith-Condon

Saw him several times in the 70’s he walks throughout the crowd tossing handfuls of glitter.

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John Daniel

Such a great, funky, jazzy, bluesy fusion with some Cajun spice. Dr. John absolutely kicks it with “Right Place, Wrong Time”

Michael W. Dean

The people who clicked "Thumbs Down" are in the wrong place.

Kenneth Redding

True that!!

Wizzle Wazzle

An wrong time

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