"Nice 'N' Sleazy" as written by Hugh Alan Cornwell, David Greenfield, Brian John Duffy and Jean Jacques Burnel....
We came across the west sea
We didn't have much idea of the
Kind of climate waiting
We used our hands for guidance
Like the children of a preacher
Like a dry tree seeking water
Or a daughter
Nice 'n' sleazy
Nice 'n' sleazy does it

Nice 'n' sleazy
Nice 'n' sleazy
Does it does it
Does it every time
Nice 'n' sleazy
Nice 'n' sleazy
Does it does it
Does it every time
Nice 'n' sleazy does it

Nice 'n' sleazy
Nice 'n' sleazy
Does it does it
Does it every time
Nice 'n' sleazy
Nice 'n' sleazy
Does it does it
Does it every time
Nice 'n' sleazy does it

An angel came from outside
Had no halo had no father
With a coat of many colours
He spoke of brothers many
Wine and women song a plenty
He began to write a chapter
In history
Nice 'n' sleazy
Nice 'n' sleazy does it
Nice 'n' sleazy does it
Nice 'n' sleazy does it
Does it every time


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"Nice N Sleazy" as written by David Greenfield Brian John Duffy

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    My InterpretationFor me this song is about a Conquista of America. First verse would refer to conquistadors and colonizers going through Atlantic Ocean not knowing what exactly is waiting for them up there. Second verse is Native Americans' point of view - as we know, at first they believed that white people are Gods, because (unfortunately) it was thought so in some mythology or stuff, hence "angel with no halo". You can notice that this verse is written in some kind of Pidgin English - that's the kind of language a Native American could use. Notice "coats of many colours", "wine", "brothers many" (the last one could be about evangelists?). And Nice 'n' Sleazy itself? Hmm - maybe it's about Europeans using Indiands naivety to their own advantage and buying their land with a bunch of colourful beads? That could be, huh?
    rzeluon August 21, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe performance at Battersea Park :-)
    Bratton February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe nubiles were great but does anyone know what the hell Hugh Cornwall was on when he wrote this one! Verse One seems to be pillaging Saxons and Vikings whereas Verse Two seems to refer to a cool liberal antichrist, preaching the merits of booze and birds!! Nice n Sleazy does it for me every time.
    Davehepcaton March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song covers various aspects of the stranglers european tour, the "angels came from outside" line refers to the hells angels who frequented their gigs.
    rozzaon March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is surprisingly funny if you don't know the inside meaning. I honestly thought this was Cronwell's effort to make a virtually undecipherable song to confuse the sh*&%$t out of everyone. When I learned it had meaning I was kinda disapointed, but can someone enlighten me and explain how "Nice and Sleazy" can refer to a performance at Battersea Park? cuz I keep thinking of his preference in sexual encounters after the show.
    draven66on April 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah explain to me how this is about Battersea Park "bratt" i'm looking at you here.
    Cpt-Sensibleon June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBattersea Park - 1978 I think. A live and fairly infamous performance with several strippers (mostly female, but male too) on stage. Was considered pretty risque and un-pc at the time so god knows what they've think of it now. You should be able to pick up a copy of it somewhere.
    Bratton November 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits a really parochial song, like Josie Wales, or his grandfather speaking through him. Its weatherbeaten and harsh, but it makes me laugh. If you have to be your brothers asshole for a season than this is just the kind of manly brougue you want to be wanting to hum over and over
    mca5517aon May 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw the clip at battersea park, Nice 'n Sleazy is wicked, the strippers were very good looking especially the tall brunette one.
    stefanwolfon October 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs told in an interview it does refer to the Amsterdam angels and their hangout which was at the time provided by the city council.
    musicroseon February 15, 2013   Link

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