Back of the Bus Lyrics

We’re about to go on a field trip
I feel we’re in junior high
Cuz the crowd
That I’ve been hanging with
We got smiles on our faces
And we all know why
Yeah the party bus
Has just arrived and
And we’re gonna misbehave tonight
Yeah the party bus has just arrived
And it’s gonna get weird inside

So take me to the back of the bus
Just take me to the back of the bus
With the trouble makers like us
Just the trouble makers like us
Take me to the back of the bus
Just take me to the back
With the trouble makers like us
Just the trouble makers like us

It’s one big old party
Rolling down the highway
Everybody’s having some
Real good fun
We’re gonna drink and
Dance the night away
In the back, In the huddle
Into trouble

It’s a pub crawl on some big wheels
With stripper poles in the isles
When the music gets a pumping
It gets hotter in here, hotter each mile
And as we get closer to the back
The rowdiness comes alive
Yeah as we closer to the back
The rowdiness comes alive

So take me to the back of the bus
Just take me to the back of the bus
With the trouble makers like us
Just the trouble makers like us
Take me to the back of the bus
Just take me to the back
With the trouble makers like us
Just the trouble makers like us

It’s one big old party
Rolling down the highway
Everybody’s having some
Real good fun
We’re gonna drink and
Dance the night away
In the back, In the huddle
Into trouble

The back of the bus
Sure don’t remember much
But the good vibrations
Of Marky Mark
& the Funky Bunch

The back of the bus
I don’t remember much
But the good vibrations
Of Marky Mark
& the Funky Bunch

So take me to the back of the bus
Just take me to the back of the bus
With the trouble makers like us
Just the trouble makers like us
Take me to the back of the bus
Just take me to the back
With the trouble makers like us
Just the trouble makers like us

It’s one big old party
Rolling down the highway
Everybody’s having some
Real good fun
We’re gonna drink and
Dance the night away
In the back, In the huddle
Into trouble

In the back, in the huddle
Intro trouble

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Story Behind This Song

This song started out being inspired from experiences on party buses, but it really can apply to any kind of a bus, from the school buses as a kid to even perhaps a band’s tour bus, ha!

I’d never even been on a party bus before I moved to San Diego, but they are the rage around here and very convenient and fun at that!

One of my first experiences here on a party bus was a random pub crawl via party bus. My friend invited me to go with her. It was a smaller party bus and only about 7 or 8 people were on it. However things got a little wild and she got carried away and started stripping when she was dancing on the stripper pole in the back of the bus!!

I also remember my junior high school days when I rode the school bus and you could tell who all the trouble makers were as they usually gravitated toward the back of the bus and making fun of girls like me in a passive aggressive way, ha!

Since writing the song I had a couple of fun and interesting encounters on a band’s tour bus that I remember parts of. I know one time I was behaving myself and simply going on the bus to say hi and one of the band guys friends literally pushed me into the back of the bus as I knew he was just trying to cause trouble with one of the guys in the band I had a crush on who was sitting in the back of the bus with his girlfriend at the time, ha. I meant no trouble, it was just so cool to sit there and take it all in, my first time being on a band’s tour bus and all! Then the band’s tour manager (or shall I call him their shepard, ha!) did his job and said it was time for all of us super fans/friends/groupies to get off the bus. That was just one encounter on the back of their tour bus, some of the others are a little fuzzy and involve Vegas and my birthday, so you and I can only imagine what went down :)