You Didn't Have to Be So Nice

Album: Daydream (1965)
Charted: 10
  • You didn't have to be so nice
    I would have liked you anyway
    If you had just looked once or twice
    And gone upon your quiet way

    Today I said the time was right for me to follow you
    I knew I'd find you in a day or two
    And it's true

    You came upon a quiet day (ooh)
    You simply seemed to take your place (ooh)
    I knew that it would be that way (ooh)
    The minute that I saw your face (ooh)

    And when we've had a few more days (when we've had a few more days)
    I wonder if I'll get to say (wonder if I'll get to say)
    You didn't have to be so nice (be so nice)
    I would have liked you anyway (would have liked)

    Today I said the time was right for me to follow you
    I knew I'd find you in a day or two
    And it's true

    You didn't have to be so nice (didn't have to be so nice)
    I would have liked you anyway (would have liked you anyway)
    If you had just looked once or twice (once or twice)
    And gone upon your quiet way (quiet way) Writer/s: JOHN SEBASTIAN, STEVE BOONE
    Publisher: Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, BMG Rights Management, CARLIN AMERICA INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 11, 1965, the Lovin' Spoonful performed "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" on the Los Angeles-based syndicated television program, 'Shivaree'...
    At the time the song was at #39 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, six weeks later it would peak at #10 {for 1 week} and it spent nine weeks on the Top 100...
    It was the quartet's second of seven straight records to make the Top 10; started with "Do You Believe in Magic" {#9 for 1 week}, this one , "Daydream" {#2 for 2 weeks}, "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?" {#2 for 2 weeks}, "Summer in the City" {#1 for 3 weeks}, "Rain On The Roof" {#10 for 1 week}, and finally "Nashville Cats" {#8 for 1 week}...
    Between 1965 and 1969 the quartet had fourteen records on the Top 100 chart, with the above seven making the Top 10...
    Their one Top 20 record was "Darling Be Home Soon", it peaked at #15 {for 1 week} in 1967...
    Sadly, lead guitarist 'Zal' Yanovsky passed away at the young age of 57 on December 13th, 2002...
    May he R.I.P.
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