Bareilles, Sara - Bad Idea Lyrics




It's a bad idea, me and you
It's a bad idea, me and you
I've never known anything so true
It's a terrible idea, me and you

You have a wife
You have a husband
You're my doctor
You've got a baby coming
It's a bad idea, me and you
Let's just keep kissing til we come to

Heart, stop racing
Let's face it, making mistakes like this will make worse what was already pretty bad
Mind, stop running
It's time we just let this thing go
It was a pretty good bad idea, wasn't it though?

It's a bad idea, me and you
It's a bad idea, me and you
Hold me close while I think this through
(Um, um, yeah)
Yeah, it's a very poor idea, me and you

I got a wife
I got a husband
I'm your doctor
My dumb baby's coming
It's a bad idea, me and you
Maybe one more kiss will make us come to

Heart, stop racing
Let's face it, making mistakes like this
will make worse what was already pretty bad
Mind, stop running
It's time we just let this thing go
It was a pretty good bad idea, wasn't it though?

It's not right for me
It's the only thing I've ever done
What if I never see myself ever be anything more
than what I've already become?
I need a bad idea
I need a bad idea
I need a bad idea
I need a bad idea
Just one

Heart, keep racing
Let's make mistakes
Let us say "so what?" and make worse what was already pretty bad
This secret is safe
No reason to throw it away when there's love to be had
Hold me tight as I tell myself that you might make sense
And make good what has been just so bad
Let's see this through
It's a pretty good bad idea
Me and you





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Bareilles, Sara Bad Idea Comments
  1. Salomé Petersson Monroy

    t's a bad idea, me and you
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    I've never known anything so true
    It's a terrible idea, me and you
    You have a wife
    You have a husband
    You're my doctor
    You've got a baby coming
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    Let's just keep kissing til we come to
    Heart, stop racing
    Let's face it, making mistakes like this
    Will make worse what was already pretty bad
    Mind, stop running
    It's time we just let this thing go
    It was a pretty good bad idea, wasn't it though?
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    Hold me close while I think this through
    (Um, um, yeah)
    Yeah, it's a very poor idea, me and you
    I got a wife
    I got a husband
    I'm your doctor
    My dumb baby's coming
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    Maybe one more kiss will make us come to
    Heart, stop racing
    Let's face it, making mistakes like this
    will make worse what was already pretty bad
    Mind, stop running
    It's time we just let this thing go
    It was a pretty good bad idea, wasn't it though?
    It's not right for me
    It's the only thing I've ever done
    What if I never see myself ever be anything more
    Than what I've already become?
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    Just one
    Heart, keep racing
    Let's make mistakes
    Let us say "so what?" and make worse what was already pretty bad
    This secret is safe
    No reason to throw it away when there's love to be had
    Hold me tight as I tell myself that you might make sense
    And make good what has been just so bad
    Let's see this through
    It's a pretty good bad idea
    Me and you

  2. 彡෴๑ᑎσσ๔lєѕ๑෴彡

    It's a bad idea, me and you
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    I've never known anything so true
    It's a terrible idea, me and you
    You have a wife
    You have a husband
    You're my doctor
    You've got a baby coming
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    Let's just keep kissing til we come to
    Heart, stop racing
    Let's face it, making mistakes like this
    Will make worse what was already pretty bad
    Mind, stop running
    It's time we just let this thing go
    It was a pretty good bad idea, wasn't it though?
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    Hold me close while I think this through
    (Um, um, yeah)
    Yeah, it's a very poor idea, me and you
    I got a wife
    I got a husband
    I'm your doctor
    My dumb baby's coming
    It's a bad idea, me and you
    Maybe one more kiss will make us come to
    Heart, stop racing
    Let's face it, making mistakes like this
    will make worse what was already pretty bad
    Mind, stop running
    It's time we just let this thing go
    It was a pretty good bad idea, wasn't it though?
    It's not right for me
    It's the only thing I've ever done
    What if I never see myself ever be anything more
    Than what I've already become?
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    Just one
    Heart, keep racing
    Let's make mistakes
    Let us say "so what?" and make worse what was already pretty bad
    This secret is safe
    No reason to throw it away when there's love to be had
    Hold me tight as I tell myself that you might make sense
    And make good what has been just so bad
    Let's see this through
    It's a pretty good bad idea
    Me and you

  3. Poppy Jenkins

    I feel like if Lin Manuel and Sara collabed the masterpiece would be LITERAL PERFECTION.

  4. mabo mbebeta

    Just heard this song few days ago and I can't really believe that it's a 3 years ago song.. Everything is just perfect...

    Make worse what is already bad.. Woah😂😂😂😂😂
    Its really a pretty bad idea

  5. Rory Eaden

    6/4 hemiola. Cool shit.

  6. Saigen Rose

    Who was this about? Lol... 😂

  7. Peyton Merwin

    How did I go from reading Red Hood fanfiction to listening to a song from The Waitress?

  8. Melissa De Jesus Fa de Megan Hilty e Abby número 1

    Beautiful voice Sara

  9. Kookie Lovah

    I love that one run 🙏🙏

  10. Ayatimas Pérez Brito

    This sounds so much better than the Broadway's cast version...

  11. Manuel Orozco

    Sara and Jason seem to have decent vocal chemistry!

    Kelly Ann

    I got to see them perform together in Waitress last year. It was unreal!

    Manuel Orozco

    Kelly Ann That’s cool

  12. bollagurl

    messed up.

  13. juli lau

    i love this song! jason and you are great singers ans together it is wonderful to listen both of your voices on the same song

  14. angelasings24

    3/2 time signature messes with my brain

  15. Lucy K.

    This song is so catchy!! And their voices harmonize so greatly 😍

  16. Warren Chan

    How is the song odd it feels natural for a musical and a performance piece. :/
    Also Jason Mraz actually doing the musical im done.

  17. Ferret Unknown

    So this is why everyone saw the casting announcement coming xD

  18. Pastadudde

    http://www.broadway.com/buzz/189817/grammy-winner-jason-mraz-to-make-broadway-debut-in-waitress/

  19. Arina Sokol

    does she make music anymore?

  20. Martin Lee

    come to singapore again

  21. Cora Porter

    omg, most of these comments were from 1 year ago, please make more songs sara

  22. Toot Toot

    Love the song, love the show, love the artist.

  23. Carlos Balvaneda

    1 year ago

  24. barry16969

    now posts one year WTF lol

  25. broken mixtape

    i miss sara bareilles so much

  26. nichole l

    wow I'm crying, I love this as much as the Broadway cast version

  27. Juan Alfaro

    you are a ixprackn to me

  28. Nayda

    I remember losing my mind when I learned this two sang this LIKE EARGASMS FOR DAYSSSSSSSS

  29. M.J. Dossey

    Saw Sara on Broadway -- it was AMAZING. She's a powerhouse as a singer AND an actress.

  30. Estefany Rodríguez

    Dios!!me encanta como cantas me gustaría que sacaras otra canción te extraño

  31. Iliyana Borisova

    I love love love this...

  32. Real Dr. Venkman

    Wish this song wasn't about cheating.

    Manuel Orozco

    Angelisa Hassan I felt bad Jenna and Potmatter didn’t end up together. But what we got was better than a downer ending

  33. Teresa Tran

    WHYY did you stop music so long ago i might cry...

    Zoe Anderson

    ChocolateHeart Girl becuase of Waitress❤️

    TheicMoggy

    She's gonna release an album of her own this year.

    GET READY TO CRY PEOPLE

    Andrew Bryner

    TheiMoggy WAIT IS THIS REAL!!!!

  34. Alex Doyle

    Were is she?

  35. Hey It's Meh!! :D

    where did she go?

  36. Kyllah Vandie

    Make more songs 😭

  37. MariaTheCat

    wait... why did she stop uploading ?

  38. Lisseth M

    perfect combination.

  39. Sorry Gang

    Sara Bareilles; I apologize for not subscribing sooner. I guess this is my Winter Song.

  40. wow cool

    What happens to her singing

  41. Geraldine Rodríguez Velásquez

    BBY COME TO PERÚ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kiara Inga

    Geral dine Yesssss

  42. M. Saeed -uz- Zaman

    ok, this is the best cheating song i've ever heard😂😂😂

    Jose Aman

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Wee Wa World

    I love the touch of satire

    Theatre Trash

    "Say no to this" tho
    Can't say no tho that

    Masticatious

    & yet when maroon 5 makes a song about it ("feelings") no one says a thing :/

    KingdomHeartsFan3211

    Unlike "Say No to This", you kind of root for Jenna and Dr. Pomatter.

  43. Virtus Plays

    tbh she was a one hit wonder

  44. Pridernocka

    I am a huge fan from Brazil !! I dream of seeing you sing live

  45. Hunter Jeske

    i've been waiting for this for 8 years now.

  46. Katie McCallion

    One of my favorite songs with two of my favorite people! 😍

  47. Hazel White

    Just posted a video of me singing Gravity. Check it out

  48. Matthew Kunz

    155 people apparently thought this was a good idea.

  49. Sydney Bean

    I want Sara to be my sister, like seriously. No, I wanna BE Sara.

  50. Sydney Bean

    YOU GO BABY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. livdag.alink jp

    That blending at 2:00 : chills.
    Collab dream come true. ^___^ please tour together!

  52. Delia

    perfecttttttt

  53. Becca DiCondina

    My love for Sara has grown 1000x after hearing the score to this musical

    Steph Piano

    Same here

  54. ChelleIsRandom

    The first time I listened to this song I didn't know Jason Mraz sang the male part....I was just in awe of Sara's amazing lower range....

    Christian Earl Sabijon

    +ChelleIsRandom 1:23 "I got a husband" part. First I thought it was Jazon singing. lol

    Louise

    HAHAHAH

  55. Ushma Asher

    This beat is so odd

    Christian Earl Sabijon

    +Ushma Asher I think it's because it's for a musical. idk lol But it grows. ahahaha

    Ushma Asher

    +christian earl sabijon Haha ok

    pajamagirl123

    It sounds different on stage.

    Torian Brackett

    Prob cause it's in 6/4 time

    Rusmelly Salim

    Is that repeating bass aint it?

  56. StarfireToadandAang

    ok woops ILL HAVE YOU KNOW I DO NOT ENCOURAGE ADULTERY bUT I am obsessed with this song aaaaahhh

    alysdexia

    I don't encourage marriage.

    katie block gamer

    is that
    is that a thomas sanders reference due to the audltery
    also mood

  57. Keilah Cobb

    where can i get the instrumentals for this

  58. Claire Smith

    I just heard this song cause I'm late but I LOVE this

  59. Ellie

    This song makes me dance around in my bathroom at two AM... until my roommate walked in, that is.

    cat v

    But it was a pretty good bad idea, wasn't it though?

    Tajda Susman

    Moira VD

    Random Youtuber

    Moira VD xD

    princessluckystrikerbrook

    @cat v OMG
    That was brilliant XD

  60. Planetarian Prince

    I was really looking forward to this combination, and it's a beautiful sounding song, but the meaning is absolutely horrible :(
    It's hard to enjoy it when the lyrics are about cheating

    Casey Greyson

    Planetarian Prince I get that, but keep in mind the context of the song. Jenna’s husband is abusive, and the doctor’s wife is hardly around because of her career. I’m not justifying the cheating, but I will say that they both acknowledge that what they’re doing is wrong, but they also acknowledge that they’re not happy in their current relationships. Sara is such a wonderful writer if she can make a song about cheating so enjoyable.

  61. creative lily

    this is a amazing song!

  62. ariaaspromised

    Anybody wanna do a duet cover with me? Obsessed with this songggg

  63. Ayanna Dennis

    ayanna Denns

  64. Monologue Competition 2016!

    National Monologue Competition B924D9F7 839F 40E7 A5DD 7149D867E20E

  65. drakken06

    This may be the first song by Sara that I'm conflicted about lyrically...ah well, sounds too freaking awesome! :-D

  66. Gamin' Chimps

    love how its in 6/8

  67. Neil Kyla Tiglao

    Their first duet and they sing about cheating? Why?. :/

    itsameamelia

    It's from a musical; the song goes with the story.

  68. Karen San Diego

    Two of the best voices ever! And Sara wrote that song. Multitalented has a name :-)

  69. Dinkie Dooo

    It's a bad idea to drop your phone in the toliet argh! :( buh bye apple 5 fuck!

  70. Jane Doe

    annoying, boring,uncreative,unmemorable

  71. court a

    this is a messed up song.....

  72. sharron mashave

    Which Musical was it made for? i wanna look for it

    Chaos Earthquake

    Waitress

  73. Gabriel Lozano

    I LOVE NEW SHIT W/ JASON MARAZ

  74. Hl Colclasure

    I absolutely love their voices together

  75. Vkee :)

    sara's and Jason's voices blend and match like fire on coal BURNING BRIGHT it's so amazing.

  76. Ollie Clark

    It's awesore Wassut, file tasteful What's your opinion about

  77. Bluntest Sweetheart

    Alright song, but the beat didn't match right with their voices.

  78. Remon Cingkes

    Sara Bareilles!!!!

  79. Mxxna

    I got more excited about the Troye Sivan ad than this song

    Christian Earl Sabijon

    +TheWaviieNinqa Bye!

  80. rocklesson86

    Yes. Love these two singers.

  81. Djinnk042

    Kind of want to see this song adapted as a romcom movie now :P

    marissa maynard

    It's from a musical based on a rom com

    Djinnk042

    @marissa maynard That makes an absurd amount of sense :)

  82. Adam Bosch

    Really good harmony in here.

  83. topangelmusic

    Great rhythm, tight arrangement ! Bad message,.but otherwise,.. a great song !

    Sophia Falber

    topangelmusic it's part of a musical so it's just part of the show if you didn't know lol.

  84. MrSwadloon

    Sara Bareilles and Jason Mraz in a song together? My 2008 dream come true.

  85. Maro Angel

    I can't concentrate on song. rhythm is very odd. even I know songwriter's intention but it's really bad idea.

    Agne Bright

    The musical version is much better to me

    jxngxel

    Take a listen to the actual musical's version.

    Maria Karina

    It works much better in the musical, Waitress, which Sara wrote the music for. It's much different than typical music you'd hear on the radio, and I personally prefer the musical version but that might be because I frikken love musicals

    Hey I’m Sam

    She was the writer. Sara wrote it

    Right Brain Sketches

    @Hey I’m Sam yes 😁

  86. Evilwhiteclownpunk

    That sucked... The video was stuck on one picture the whole song...

    Cristina Arias

    +Evilwhiteclownpunk Because it's an audio.

  87. Chicksue

    Why are they singing about cheating? This is so wrong

    ILive4Irony417

    +Blake Garrett In the movie the play is based off of, the female lead finds out she's pregnant with her abusive partners child and she's afraid that she's not going to ever be able to leave him. She ends up having an affair with her doctor because he treats her nicely and does care for her. The affair is one of the reasons that gives her strength to leave the abusive relationship that she's in. She breaks it off with the doctor in the end and divorces her husband.

    ILive4Irony417

    +Blake Garrett The doctor though is cheating on his wife that loves him a lot, but is busy going through medical school. He has no excuse for cheating.

    Ashley Tran

    Most all of Mozart operas have that one "cheating song" or - because he tends to make it sound so pretty - "the forbidden love song". Welcome to musical theater where you will find songs about... pretty much most everything. And this topic tends to be one that's actually quite common. But also the bigger reason it's the "song" part is because it's a big plot point in the musical/storyline. That's usually a rule of musical theater. I think the song is upbeat, but also a little frazzled with "heart racing" and so on. Remember, this is from the point of the characters. Yeah... I'm a musical theater nerd.

    Random Youtuber

    Chicksue cause it was a bad idea wasnt it though?

    Noel Luna

    Chicksue well the character of Jenna is trapped in a bad abusive marriage. This affair let's her feel love and passion again this one of the rare times it's okay

  88. emmadulmolla molla

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  89. Anthony Banzuela

    They should do an album collab <3

  90. Francisco Puente

    :D👌👌😍😍💓💓💓💓💓

  91. Olga Kost

    a sweet forbidden song

  92. Gonçl

    Hope there's a video for this and receive so much views. They deserve.

  93. cher bear

    this is a pretty good song.  :) love it!