"Nice Boys" as written by and Peter William Wells Michael Thomas Cocks....
She hit town like a rose in bloom
Smellin' sweet, said sweet perfume
The color faded and the petals died
Down in the city, no one cried
In the streets, the garbage lies
Protected by a million flies
The roaches so big
You know that they got bones
They moved in and made a tenement home

I said nice boys
Don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
I'm not a nice boy!

Sweet sixteen she was fresh and clean
Wanted so bad to be part of the scene
She met the man and she did the smack
Paid the price layin' flat on her back
Wanted so bad just to please the boys
They ended up just being a toy
Played so hard burned her life away
Lies were told no promises made

You know nice boys
Don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
I'm not a nice boy and I never was!

Young and fresh when she hit town
Hot for kicks just to get around
But now she lays in a filthy room
She kills the pain with
A flick and a spoon
And in the streets the garbage lies
Protected by a million flies
You know the roaches so big
You know that they got bones
Moved in and made a tenement home

Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no baby
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
I bet you mama said
'Nice boys don't play rock and roll'
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys don't play rock and roll
Nice boys!


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"Nice Boys" as written by Gary Anderson Dallas Royall

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    General Comment10.000 x times better than the original...
    roboknobon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat's like my motto- "nice boys don't play rock and roll" Need we say anymore?
    classic_rocker8on October 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI never liked it as much until I read the lyrics, now I love it.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree i had to read the lyrics before i really started to like it. now i love it!
    biggestgnrfanon February 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a cover. originaly by Australian blues/hard rock band "Rose Tattoo" and yeah this is so much better
    ColdenScenceon February 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout the nitty gritty stuff of living in Hollywood and being in a rock band. Which is why moms always said nice boys don't play rock and roll.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
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    General Comment.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
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    General Comment.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentQuite obvious really. It's like girls think it's fun or cool to chase 'bad boys' but really the verse is explaining what will happen to you if that's your crowd! And I believe that 'nice boys don't play rock n roll' is what the mothers would tell there daughters at the time to try and stop then hanging out on the sunset strip and chasing bad boys
    AntMan27on January 24, 2016   Link

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