Nice Guys Finish Last

Album: Nimrod (1997)
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  • Nice guys finish last
    You're running out of gas
    Your sympathy will get you left behind
    Sometimes you're at your best
    When you feel the worst
    You feel washed up like piss gone down the drain

    Pressure cooker pick my brain and tell me I'm insane
    I'm so fucking happy I could cry
    Every joke can have its truth but now the joke's on you
    I never knew you're such a funny guy

    Oh nice guys finish last
    When you are the outcast
    Don't pat yourself on the back
    You might break your spine

    Living on command
    You're shaking lots of hands
    You're kissing up and bleeding all your trust
    Taking what you need
    Bite the hand that feeds
    You lose your memory and you've got no shame

    Pressure cooker pick my brain and tell me I'm insane
    I'm so fucking happy I could cry
    Every joke can have its truth but now the joke's on you
    I never knew you're such a funny guy

    Oh nice guys finish last
    When you are the outcast
    Don't pat yourself on the back
    You might break your spine

    Oh nice guys finish last
    When you are the outcast
    Don't pat yourself on the back
    You might break your spine

    Oh nice guys finish last
    When you are the outcast
    Don't pat yourself on the back
    You might break your spine

    Oh nice guys finish last
    When you are the outcast
    Don't pat yourself on the back
    You might break your spine Writer/s: BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, FRANK E., III WRIGHT, FRANK EDWIN WRIGHT III, MICHAEL PRITCHARD, MIKE DIRNT, MIKE RYAN PRITCHARD, TRE COOL
    Publisher: Cloud9, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Hayes from Newark, OhI believe this song is about how being a "Yes Man" can get you screwed over so much in life. pouring your trust into others, and it gets broken! but instead of resenting them, you give them countless second chances, plus as a "Yes MAn" you can't really say no, and so you get peer pressured into everything, getting you into a lot of trouble. I am a "Yes Man" and this is what sent my life spiraling into suicidal depression! my best friend was after my girl friend, and so, i wanted them both happy, even if it was at my own expense. So i left her, hooked her up with him. i missed her so much i attempted to take my own life.

    all in all this is a good song, that i completely agree with.
  • Frank from Toronto, Onya i know how you feel phil, karma just aint on my side
  • Phil from Guernsey, United Kingdomi'm a nice guy, guess where i finish? i'll give u a clue it ain't 1st!
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnCool song, didn't get much radio play.
  • Kyle from Cardiff, WalesHow true is this song!
    Screw you you dam arrogant joblkess drug addicted pieces of crap!
  • Ryan from Mobile, Al"Nice Guys Finish Last" is also a sexual inuendo.
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