Bad Kids
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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We don't care what people say
We know the truth
Enough is enough with this horse shit
I am not a freak
I was born with my freedom
Don't tell me I'm less than my freedom

I'm a bitch, I'm a loser baby, maybe I should quit
I'm a jerk, wish I had the money but I can't find work
I'm a brat, I'm a selfish punk, I really should be smacked
My parents tried till they got divorced
'Cause I ruined their lives

I'm a bad kid
And I'll survive
Oh I'm a bad kid
Don't know wrong from right
I'm a bad kid and this is my life
One of the bad kids
Don't know wrong from right
(This is my life)

Don't be insecure
If your heart is pure
You're still good to me if you're a bad kid, baby
Don't be insecure
If your heart is pure
You're still good to me if you're a bad kid, baby
A bad kid baby
A bad kid baby
Don't be insecure

I'm a twit, degenerate, young rebel and I'm proud of it
Pump your fist
If you would rather mess up than put up with this
I'm a nerd, I chew gum and smoke in your face I'm absurd
I'm so bad and I don't give a damn, l love it when you're mad
When you're mad
When you're mad

I'm a bad kid
And I will survive
Oh I'm a bad kid
Don't know wrong from right
I'm a bad kid and this is my life
One of the bad kids
Don't know wrong from right
(This is my life)

Don't be insecure
If your heart is pure
You're still good to me if you're a bad kid, baby
Don't be insecure
If your heart is pure
You're still good to me if you're a bad kid baby
A bad kid baby
A bad kid baby
Don't be insecure

I'm not that typical baby
I'm a bad kid like my Mom and Dad made me
I'm not that cool and you hate me
I'm a bad kid that's the way that they made me

I'm a bad kid I'm disastrous
Give me your money or I'll hold my breath
I'm a bad kid and I will survive
One of the bad kids
Don't know wrong from right

Don't be insecure
If your heart is pure
You're still good to me if you're a bad kid, baby
Don't be insecure
If your heart is pure
You're still good to me if you're a bad kid, baby

A bad kid, baby

A bad kid, baby

A bad kid, baby

A bad kid, baby





A bad kid, baby

Overall Meaning

The first few lines of Lady Gaga's song "Bad Kids" emphasize how the singers are not bothered by what people think about them. The singers have accepted who they are and do not care about society's judgments. The line, "I am not a freak," suggests that society has labeled them as freaks or outcasts, while they believe they are just different individuals with their sense of freedom. The repeated phrase "Don't tell me I'm less than my freedom" emphasizes the desire for self-acceptance and the ideologies of living freely without being judged by others.


In the second verse, the lyrics showcase the artists' expressions of self-awareness and self-acceptance. They identify themselves as "bad kids" who do not conform to societal norms. Gaga admits to being flawed, and her parents divorced because she ruined their lives; therefore, they are labeled as "bad kids" who wronged their parents. Although they do not know right from wrong, they continue to thrive and survive without society's acceptance.


The chorus re-emphasizes that even if they are bad kids, it does not matter as long as they stay true to themselves. Gaga encourages being confident in oneself and taking pride in their uniqueness, even if it may be different from what society considers correct. The song empowers individuals to express themselves fully without fear of being judged by others.


Line by Line Meaning

We don't care what people say
We are not bothered by what others say about us


We know the truth
We are aware of our true selves


Enough is enough with this horse shit
We have had enough of dealing with nonsense


I am not a freak
I am not abnormal or odd


I was born with my freedom
I have a birthright to be free to express myself


Don't tell me I'm less than my freedom
Do not try to limit or suppress my freedom


I'm a bitch, I'm a loser baby, maybe I should quit
I may appear like a difficult person to deal with or a failure, and I may even contemplate giving up


I'm a jerk, wish I had the money but I can't find work
I am a mean or unpleasant person and I am struggling to find employment


I'm a brat, I'm a selfish punk, I really should be smacked
I act in a spoiled or self-centered way and I deserve to be reprimanded


My parents tried till they got divorced
My parents made an effort to raise me, but eventually separated due to their struggles with me


'Cause I ruined their lives
I caused significant distress and difficulties for my parents


I'm a bad kid
I am not a well-behaved or model child


And I'll survive
I will continue to persevere despite my perceived flaws


Don't know wrong from right
I may struggle with understanding or following societal norms and values


This is my life
This is my reality and I will not apologize for it


Don't be insecure
Do not doubt yourself or feel unsure of who you are


If your heart is pure
If your intentions are genuine and kind


You're still good to me if you're a bad kid, baby
You are still accepted and valued by me even if you do not fit society's expectations of a 'good' person


I'm a twit, degenerate, young rebel and I'm proud of it
I may act foolishly, immorally, or rebelliously and I feel no shame for it


Pump your fist
Raise your hand in solidarity or agreement


If you would rather mess up than put up with this
If you prefer to make mistakes or act against societal expectations than conform to it


I'm a nerd, I chew gum and smoke in your face I'm absurd
I may embody uncool or peculiar traits and I may even purposely act in an unconventional way


I'm so bad and I don't give a damn, I love it when you're mad
I am purposely causing trouble or frustration, and I take pleasure in seeing the reaction it causes in others


And I will survive
Despite my perceived flaws, I will continue to persevere


I'm not that typical baby
I am not an ordinary or average person


I'm a bad kid like my Mom and Dad made me
My upbringing and environment have influenced me to become a non-conforming or 'bad' person


I'm not that cool and you hate me
I may not fit society's ideal standards of being fashionable or popular and that may cause disapproval from others


I'm a bad kid that's the way that they made me
My upbringing and environment have molded me into a non-conforming or 'bad' person


I'm disastrous
I cause chaos, destruction or harm


Give me your money or I'll hold my breath
I am willing to use manipulative or harmful tactics to get what I want




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: STEFANI GERMANOTTA, JEPPE LAURSEN, PAUL BLAIR

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@GuadalupeP777

We don’t care what people say, we know the truth
Enough is enough of this horse shit
I am not a freak, I was born with my free gun.
Don't tell me I'm less than my freedom.

I’m a bitch, I’m a loser baby maybe I should quit
I’m a jerk, wish I had the money but I can’t find work
I’m a brat, I’m a selfish punk, I really should be smacked
My parents tried until they got divorced ‘cause I ruined their lives

[Chorus]
I’m a bad kid and I will survive
Oh I’m a bad kid, don’t know wrong from right
I’m a bad kid and this is my life
One of the bad kids, don’t know wrong from right
(This is my life)

Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure
You’re still good to me if you’re a bad kid baby
Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure
You’re still good to me if you’re a bad kid baby
A bad kid baby
(Don’t be insecure)

I’m a twit, degenerate young rebel and I’m proud of it
Pump your fist if you would rather mess up than put up with this
I’m a nerd, I chew gum and smoke in your face, I’m absurd
I’m so bad and I don’t give a damn, I love it when you’re mad
When you’re mad, when you’re mad.

[Chorus]
I’m a bad kid and I will survive
Oh I’m a bad kid, don’t know wrong from right
I’m a bad kid and this is my life
One of the bad kids, don’t know wrong from right
(This is my life)

Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure
You’re still good to me if you’re a bad kid baby
Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure
You’re still good to me if you’re a bad kid baby
A bad kid baby
(Don't be insecure)

I’m not that typical baby
I’m a bad kid like my mom and dad made me
I’m not that cool and you hate me
I’m a bad kid, that’s the way that they made me

I’m a bad kid I’m disastrous
Give me your money or I’ll hold my breath
I’m a bad kid and I will survive
One of the bad kids, don’t know wrong from right

Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure
You’re still good to me if you’re a bad kid baby
Don’t be insecure if your heart is pure
You’re still good to me if you’re a bad kid baby
A bad kid baby

A bad kid baby
A bad kid baby
A bad kid baby



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@just_cade

Born This Way you're still in our hearts, never let you fall apart, together we'll Dance In The Dark.

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I cried a little

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@MrRicbur

"Don't be insecure if your heart is pure. You're still good to me if you're a bad kid baby." Awesome lyrics!:-)

@helenbariamicael7105

All of her lyrics are so great

@kirastrikes8773

used to listen to this on my way to school when i hadn't completed my homework.

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Kira Strikes 😂🤣🤣

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Kira Strikes thug life 🤣

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