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"Bad Things" (originally titled "It's Complicated") is a song by hip-hop artist Machine Gun Kelly featuring Camila Cabello, and the lead single from his album, bloom. It was released on October 14, 2016.

Composition Edit

"Bad Things" is a mid-tempo ballad that features an interpolation of the 1999 Fastball single "Out of My Head". Lyrically, the song incorporates themes of pain-is-pleasure type of love. The song shares a bass line with Pachelbel's Canon lending it an air of familiarity.

Music video Edit

The music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and premiered on December 1, 2016. The song features an interpolation of Fastball's 1999 single "Out of My Head". The single has reached a peak of number four on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Solo version Edit

A solo version of the song has been recorded with Cabello's vocals only, based on the original recording of the song featuring her.[1]

On December 26, 2016, [[Charli XCX]] tweeted "dying for a version of bad things with just camila cabello. that chorus is so. fucking. wild. 🙌🏻💕 can she not just do the whole song plz???".[2]

By January 2, 2017, a solo version of the song was registered in the ASCAP database.

Trivia Edit

  • MGK and Cabello performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on November 23, 2016,[9] and on December 1, 2016 for the The Late Late Show with James Corden. They later performed the song on January 30, 2017 on The Ellen DeGeneres Show following Cabello's exit from girl group Fifth Harmony.
  • MGK and Camila also performed a cover of Say You Won't Let Go in the BBC Radio Live Lounge.
  • It was nominated for a RDMA for Best Musical Collaboration
  • The music video was based around a Bonnie and Clyde love story
  • When asked whose idea it was for the two of them to collab, MGK said: “I was in the studio with The Futuristics (who produced it), looking for an authentic voice, not a product of Auto-Tune. Camila is a true vocalist and amazing live performer, so the decision was easy on our end. As soon as she accepted, we went to work.”

Videos Edit

Gallery Edit

GalleryPicture "Yo sé que tú quieres mi cuerpo."
To view the Bad Things gallery, click here.

Lyrics Edit

[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
Am I out of my head?
Am I out of my mind?
If you only knew the bad things I like
Don't think that I can explain it
What can I say, it's complicated
Don't matter what you say
Don't matter what you do
I only wanna do bad things to you
So good, that you can't explain it
What can I say, it's complicated

[Verse 1: Machine Gun Kelly]
Nothing's that bad
If it feels good
So you come back
Like I knew you would
And we're both wild
And the night's young
And you're my drug
Breathe you in 'til my face numb
Drop it down to that bass drum
I got what you dream about
Nails scratchin' my back tatt
Eyes closed while you scream out
And you keep me in with those hips
While my teeth sink in those lips
While your body's giving me life
And you suffocate in my kiss
Then you said

[Pre-Chorus: Machine Gun Kelly]
I want you forever
Even when we're not together
Scars on my body so I can take you wherever
I want you forever
Even when we're not together
Scars on my body I can look at you whenever

[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
Am I out of my head?
Am I out of my mind?
If you only knew the bad things I like
Don't think that I can explain it
What can I say, it's complicated
Don't matter what you say
Don't matter what you do
I only wanna do bad things to you
So good, that you can't explain it
What can I say, it's complicated

[Verse 2: Machine Gun Kelly]
I can't explain it
I love the pain
And I love the way your breath
Numbs me like novacaine
And we are
Always high
Keep it strange
Okay, yeah, I'm insane
But you the same
Let me paint the picture
Couch by the kitchen
Nothin' but your heels on
Losin' our religion
You're my pretty little vixen
And I'm the voice inside your head
That keeps telling you to listen to all the bad things I say
And you said

[Pre-Chorus: Machine Gun Kelly]
I want you forever
Even when we're not together
Scars on my body so I can take you wherever
I want you forever
Even when we're not together
Scars on my body I can look at you whenever

[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
Am I out of my head?
Am I out of my mind?
If you only knew the bad things I like
Don't think that I can explain it
What can I say, it's complicated
Don't matter what you say
Don't matter what you do
I only wanna do bad things to you
So good, that you can't explain it
What can I say, it's complicated

[Bridge: Camila Cabello]
The way we love, is so unique
And when we touch, I'm shivering
And no one has to get it
Just you and me
Cause we're just living
Between the sheets

[Pre-Chorus: Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello]
I want you forever
Even when we're not together
Scars on my body so I can take you wherever
I want you forever
Even when we're not together
Scars on my body I can look at you whenever

[Chorus: Camila Cabello]
Am I out of my head?
Am I out of my mind?
If you only knew the bad things I like
Don't think that I can explain it
What can I say, it's complicated
Don't matter what you say
Don't matter what you do
I only wanna do bad things to you
So good, that you can't explain it
What can I say, it's complicated

ReferencesEdit

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