Waitress Cast - Bad Idea Lyrics




[Jenna:]
It's a bad idea, me and you

[Dr. Pomatter:]
I know, I totally agree

[Both:]
It's a bad idea, me and you

[Dr. Pomatter:]
I've never known anything so true

[Both:]
It's a terrible idea, me and you

[Jenna:]
You have a wife

[Dr. Pomatter:]
You have a husband

[Jenna:]
You're my doctor

[Dr. Pomatter:]
You've got a baby coming

[Both:]
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
Yeah, it's a very poor idea, me and you

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?

I know it's 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?

[Jenna:]
I need a bad idea
I need a bad idea

[Both:]
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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Waitress Cast Bad Idea Comments
  1. Ava Van Buren McCormack

    Can we just have a round of applause for the people in the back?! That takes serious Skill! 👌👏👏👌

  2. Ariana E

    0:29 I’m obsessed with how she says doctor

  3. Meg Mc

    "I've been outta sight
    I've been worried 'bout you lately
    Runnin' outta time
    Wishin' you would come and save me
    'Cause I don't wanna roll with it (Yeah, yeah)
    Tryna get control of it (Yeah, yeah)
    Why can't I let go of it? (Yeah, yeah)
    Gotta find somebody quickly (Mmm, yeah)
    I got a bad idea
    How 'bout we take a little bit of time away?
    I got a bad idea
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me
    I got a bad idea
    Yeah, I'ma call you over here to numb the pain
    I got a bad idea
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me
    Even though we shouldn't, baby boy, we will (You know we will)
    Need somebody, gimme something I can feel (Yeah)
    But, boy, don't trip (Don't trip), you know this isn't real
    You should know I'm temporary
    'Cause I don't wanna roll with it (Yeah, yeah)
    Tryna get control of it (Yeah, yeah)
    Why can't I let go of it? (Yeah, yeah)
    Gotta find I got a bad idea
    How 'bout we take a little bit of time away?
    I got a bad idea
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me
    I got a bad idea
    Yeah, I'ma call you over here to numb the pain
    I got a bad idea
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me
    Gotta get control of it
    Why can't I let go of it? (Ooh)
    Wishin' you would come and save me
    Yeah, yeah-yeah, yeah, yeah somebody quickly (Yeah)
    I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)
    How 'bout we take a little bit of time away? (Are you done?)
    I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me (Are you done?)
    I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)
    Yeah, I'ma call you over here to numb the pain (Are you done?)
    I got a bad idea (Uh-huh)
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me (Are you done?)
    Yeah (Uh-huh)
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me (Are you done?)
    (Uh-huh)
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me
    I got a bad idea
    How 'bout we take a little bit of time away?
    I got a bad idea
    Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
    Forget about me


    Songwriters: Ariana Grande / Ilya Salmanzadeh / Max Martin / Peter Anders Svensson / Savan Harish Kotecha

    Ryan Faure

    That's the wrong one

  4. wordlesswonders

    So I'm late to the party but... HELP I CAN'T STOP WATCHING THIS IT'S ON REPEAT CONSTANTLY HELP

  5. Natalie Alice

    Wow he is such a good actor, his expressions looked so real!

  6. Emma Murray

    It’s been 3 weeks since Waitress closed and I’m still here watching these videos lol

  7. anjo c

    i love how the ensemble turns away in the ending HAHAHA

  8. Tahlia Evans

    I kinda feel bad for the poor ensemble who have to turn their backs at the very end 😂😂

  9. Tiffany Rose

    that “i need a bad idea” HITS DIFFERENT

  10. Sam kueck

    And I oop

  11. #whereyouat miraculous team

    Oooooooo





    Someone's having an affair

  12. MacKenzie B

    Literally the best show I've ever seen.

  13. Viv

    drew gehling has so far stayed my favorite at hitting that one run by far!

  14. Julia Faith

    Veronica before dead girl walking

  15. Peyton Wingate

    Does anyone notice that Lulu was extremely lucky not to have birth defects after all that 🤭

  16. Dinah Perez

    I just love the music and lyrics to this show!

  17. mazie

    drew gehling can Get it

  18. Alex Y

    On a normal day this song makes me feel emotions I cannot describe. Today I watched the choreography and I’m feeling tears running down my face good god this musical is going to be the death of me

  19. TheMiintyGem

    Tag yourself, Im the people clapping in the back

  20. Amelia Obrien

    Try to spot charity in the background

  21. OcraStars

    Watching the line of people in the back 😂😂😂

  22. Annabeth Elston

    This choreo tho

  23. zsorens

    Catchy song, fucked up situation when you think about it though. They both married cheating on their husband/wife one is pregnant the other is the doctor of the girl.

  24. Megan Lawrence

    I can’t express how much I love this song

  25. Brennen Siemens

    nobody is talking about the ensemble in the background so I will.... i love them

  26. Poppy Jenkins

    One of my favourite things about this is the ensemble choreo, so flawless

  27. Join the theater Internet cult

    Idk why but I watch this everyday

  28. Hannah Fearn

    Saw waitress with my school it was amazing but when it got to the bad idea reprise seeing my teachers faces was one of the most awkward things

  29. IAmATanker TheTankerIsMe

    I love this song

  30. Brooke Indigo

    The people clapping in the background are giving me I believe in Spring awakening vibes anyone else

  31. Nicole J

    Am I too late to hop on this train? Because I'm in love

  32. The Mickey Squad

    “”Hold me close while I think this through”
    **SNAP SNAP SNAP
    CAMERA SOUNDS**

  33. Charlie Yang

    [Chorus: Sara Bareilles]
    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

    [Verse 1: Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz & Both]
    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 till we come to

    [Pre-Chorus: Both]
    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

    [Chorus: Both]
    It's a bad idea me and you
    It's a bad idea me and you
    It's a bad idea me and you
    Hold me close while I think this through
    Umm....
    Hmm........yeah
    Yeah, it's a very poor idea me and you


    [Verse 2: Sara Bareilles, Jason Mraz & Both]
    I've got a wife
    I've 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

    [Pre-Chorus: Both]
    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

    [Bridge: Both]
    I know what's 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

    [Post-Bridge: Both]
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    I need a bad idea
    Just one

    [Outro: Both]
    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

  34. Bella Roberts

    Jenna's kid: "mummy what were you like when you were younger?"
    Jenna: "well..."

  35. Suzannah E.H

    moment of appreciation for the amazing ensemble

  36. Hanna Jean

    this would never happen irl... a doctor and a waitress?

  37. The Human Gap

    I love when the background singers/dancers come out, just like a bunch of little instigators.

  38. Jen W

    Ummm, pretty sure a doc can’t do that...😆

  39. Efrhain Loidge Pasamba Pajota

    Congratulate me guys.... I've just memorized the ensemble's choreography HAHAHAHHAHAHA

  40. Lily Moore

    THEIR CHEMISTRY IS UNREAL

  41. Emmy Gerard

    It’s nice of the creepy watchers to respectfully turn around before they do it

  42. Amelia Obrien

    Love this

  43. racheltheraddest

    I want to see this show live so bad but I’m pretty sure I won’t before it closes up shop 😭😭😭

  44. alana fay

    you can *taste* the sexual tension

  45. GeorgeFromEssex Fortnite

    🕳🚕💨. Whooops that was a bad idea

  46. internetbelle

    drew gehling IS insane and i cant seem to see anybody else as dr pomatter. peridot.

    Ryan Faure

    I saw David Hunter in the West End prod and he was stellar too!

  47. Ary Peralta

    I love how Jessie says “ you’re my DAWKtor”

  48. Euna a

    Just posted a cover of this on my channel please check it out :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSJa7y-UG1w

  49. Rebeca : D

    Jessie Mueller and Drew Gehling were my favourite Jenna and Dr Pomater. They’re both such amazing singers and actors, and their voices sound so beautiful together. They also bring humour and real character into this song, I find. So sad that I’ll never be able to see them perform this live 😭😭😭

  50. the black cat

    TBH every person who played doctor pom pom and Jenna are amazing 🖤🥧

  51. Hi There

    My bisexuality is screaming

    Tamanna Das

    For real

  52. chloeg

    I wish they kept this choreo!! So many little details that really made a difference

    Tamanna Das

    They didn't?

  53. Charlie The Geek

    Love this song but sometimes it feels like a tamer version of dead girl walking 😂😂😂

  54. Nara Dzib

    Can we all appreciate drew's hand after jessie kisses him at 3:08

    Luna DR

    It's the only thing I can look at.

  55. Leah

    omfg the way he grabs her and pulls her to the edge of the table, i need my inhaler

  56. sofia nava

    this is truly just the best version

  57. Raina TL5Y

    I just said out loud to myself at 12 am "Wow, I love adultery" 😭

    Raina TL5Y

    @Tamanna Das Waitress will do that to you

  58. LAUREN MCHENRY

    I’m pretty sure Earl watched this 102 times on separate accounts and disliked it every time

  59. Wellit'sElle

    ok low key excited to see jeremy and shoshana do this and i don’t know why???

  60. the black cat

    If only Jeremy had a version of this I could see

  61. Matthew Carlos

    EF. I HATE CHEATING, BUT THIS SHIT'S HOT!

  62. Lucy Adams

    The bisexual in me comes out when I want to sing this song with both of them

    Kat Drawz

    Yesss same!

  63. Lily Argent

    She sounds fantastic in this

    Tamanna Das

    When does she not

  64. Chloe Vlogs

    I’m doing this in my school

  65. Kodei Spresser

    Feel blessed that they got rid of the random choreography in the back. Its like uncomfortable that they're watching them get it on.

  66. Lily Argent

    Those background dancers (clappers) are now my favorite people everrrrrr

  67. RamuneTreesap

    When it sounds very close to the soundtrack, you know they good

    Tamanna Das

    Broadway training

  68. Leo Schultz

    omg..... everything is so good...... the essemble <3 <3

  69. voiceappeal

    After watching this about 50 times, now I notice that Drew kinda messes up the choreo a little at 2:14 by walking to soon lol

  70. Jack Lim

    their chemistry oof

  71. Kate Littlewood-Tribe

    Jessie mueller is so amazing, if them two dated in real life I would spend my whole day shipping them

  72. Helpless Waiter

    Happy Valentine's day I'm still lonely!~♡

  73. Ana In Reality

    Their voices just blend so well. I love this song so much.

  74. Isabella

    I love this song. The chemistry between them is great. They sing it so well too.

  75. Jack Lim

    um focusing on drew gehling during this video was a bad idea in and of itself because he is very handsome

  76. Lala Lams

    Bad idea: *insert Jared saying hot*
    Bad idea reprise: *insert Jared saying kinky*

  77. Maci Rose

    *When you belt so hard you go into labor*

  78. JupiMeow

    I'm a bit disappointed that the show changed the choreography so much. This one had some really cute moments, like when they each grab the wrong item and when the doctor is grabbing Jenna's breast and she yanks his hand away, but changes her mind and pulls her his hand toward her crotch. I do really like that they added a bit later where he yanks off his uniform. It's hilarious. But I always come back here to watch these cuties reaching for their items, grabbing the wrong ones, and then literally throwing them aside.

    Tamanna Das

    The wrong item choreography is soo good! And them jumping on the table at the same time after I Need A Bad Idea is also missing in the final choreo! I think Jenna jumps first and the Doctor joins later. But the doctor struggling with his coat is really good too. I still prefer this choreo more.

  79. Pearl the rebel

    Haha the guy pushing the piano

  80. Alyssa Rahardja

    Uhh, why did they move half the band?

  81. Melanie Altenkirch

    I'm back here after watching Kimmy Schimdt and seeing Drew show up (I cried)

  82. Emanuel Lance Cruz

    This a great Act 1 ender!!!

  83. H.L. Sims

    Take a moment to acknowledge how beautifully satisfying the ensemble's contagions are

    Thank you, that is all

  84. Gio Garcia

    A friend brought me here. Yes, we are gonna fuck and yes, that is a bad idea.

  85. Oliver Vu

    1:23 is me in the background when my OTP is actually going through sexual tension

  86. Araya Astracedi

    I saw the most beautiful thing that I ever saw and I'm so fucking loving this performance

  87. penny wise

    I'm so lucky I have a friend obsessed with this musical

  88. Mariana Fernandez

    The melodies in 1:45 kill me each time

  89. bnm zxcv

    Woooah😣

  90. Mariana Fernandez

    It must get awkward performing this basically twice in a day or more than once weekly

    Mariana Fernandez

    I mean they are just performing, but the movement are pretty sensual

  91. kenna

    the first tile i heard this i thought the lyric was “you’re my baby cousin” and not “you have a baby coming” and oml i freaked out

  92. Sewit Haile

    Anyone have a good quality bootleg with this cast?

  93. SHaron Ho

    Two years since it released it's still my top song. That struggle and passion.

  94. Kifah Hassan

    Dude wearing green in the back is so intense here

  95. Srinxx x

    This is actually amazing the singing, the chemistry, the choreo it's all so perfect 💕 💕

  96. Ann Merc

    Jessie Mueller is so pretty I'm dyingggggg

  97. Mary Lambert

    i... absolutely adored every single second of that.

  98. Leigh

    Is anyone else just as taken with the subtle choreography as they are with the song?
    The ensemble just adds an excellent touch to all of these songs!