"Tough Guys" as written by and Kevin Cronin....
She doesn't like the tough guys
They think that they can do anything they please
But they're gonna get a surprise
When she brings them to their knees

'Cause she doesn't like the rough guys
They think they can have any girl they choose
They've got tricks but my baby got wise
So in case you haven't heard the news

She doesn't like the tough guys
She doesn't like the rough guys
So find some one you own size
'Cause she's not afraid of you

She doesn't like the tough guys
She says that they've got brains all where they sit
They think they're full of fire
She thinks they're full of shit

She doesn't like the tough guys
She doesn't like the rough guys
She's gonna call your bluff guys
And you better believe it's true

She don't like you
She doesn't like the tough guys
They think that they can do anything they please
But they're gonna get a surprise
When she brings them to their knees

'Cause she doesn't like the rough guys
They think they can have any girl they choose
They've got tricks but my baby got wise
So in case you haven't heard the news

She doesn't like the tough guys
She doesn't like the rough guys
So find some one you own size
'Cause she's not afraid of you

She doesn't like the rough guys
She said she heard enough lies
She's gonna call your bluff guys
And you better believe it's true

Tough guys tough guys
Ooh get along tough guys
You might has gone forget it
Tough guys
Oh you know you know she love me better
Tough guys tough guys


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"Tough Guys" as written by Kevin Cronin

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    General CommentThis song opens with a clip from the Little Rascals, it's about this girl who doesn't like the guys that are mouthy and obnoxious. She's had enough guys who are full of themselves and she's standing up for herself. She's the type that will make you wish you never pissed her off. It's a shame this song never got the attention it deserved,

    I've heard a couple stations play it once in a while though. This song reminds me of a girl I used to work with, man what a firecracker.
    Coronaboyon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts about "nice guys", guys who respect girls and dont objectify them or treat them like shit per the "macho" stereotype. The singer (Kevin) is saying that his girl likes him better than the "tough guys" because he treats her right, unlike the the egotistical macho guys who walk all over her.
    Oberheim345on June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is just a hugely underrated song.
    Can Gary Richrath freaking play guitar?
    Can Kevin Cronin sing with the energy of a live performance in the studio?
    I've always thought REO is a very underrated band for all the good stuff you hardly ever heard on the rado. Tough Guys is a great example. Completely forgotten off Hi Infidelity, but a great song.
    The meaning? Duh.
    She doesn't like the tough guys!
    sprtswrtr10on February 07, 2009   Link

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