Lyrics > Dr. John – Right Place Wrong Time

Writer: Mac Rebenack
Published: Walden, Oyster, Cauldron, ASCAP
Release: Dr. John – Right Place Wrong Time (7″, US)
Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe
Notes: Released as a 7″ single in 1973 and covered by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion for Scream 2 (LYRICS / RELEASE).
I been in the right place
But it musta been the wrong time
I’da said the right thing
But I musta used the wrong line
I been in the right trip
But I musta used the wrong car
Head is in a bad place
And I’m wondering what it’s good for

I been in the right place
But it musta 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 little talking to this time

Just need a little brain salad surgery
Got to cure my insecurity
I been in the wrong place
But it musta been the right time
I been in the right place
But it musta 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 like a wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong

Slipping, dodging, sneaking, creeping, hiding out down the street
See me 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

But I been in the right place
But it must have been the wrong time
I’da said the right thing
But I musta used the wrong line
I’d a took the right road
But I musta took a wrong turn
Would have made the right move
But I made it at the wrong time
I been on the right trip
But I made it in the wrong car
My head was in a good place
And I wonder what it’s bad for

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