"No More Mr. Nice Guy" as written by and Alice/bruce Cooper....
I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
'Til they got a hold of me.
I opened doors for little old ladies,
I helped the blind to see.
I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen with me and I'm gettin' real shot down
And I'm feeling mean.

[Chorus]
No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
They say he's sick, he's obscene.

I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen with me and I'm feelin' real shot down
And I'm gettin' mean.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
They say he's sick, he's obscene.

My dog bit me on the leg today.
My cat clawed my eyes.
Ma's been thrown out of the social circle,
And dad has to hide.
I went to church incognito.
When everybody rose, the Reverend Smith,
He recognized me,
And punched me in the nose, he said.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
He said you're sick, you're obscene.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
He said you're sick, you're obscene.


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"No More Mr. Nice Guy" as written by Alice/bruce Cooper

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  • +2
    My InterpretationBrilliant song, i always thought it was about a boy at school, who used to be a good kid, but then started hanging out with the bad kids. And now his friends have all grown up, but he doesn't want to.
    His family's become hated by the community because of his actions.
    MightyLucason October 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, I can't believe only one other person has commented on it! Such a catchy refrain.
    JoE][BoXeRon December 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSimple meaning. Alice was a nice guy but kept getting raked over the coals in the media and churches for being satanic and he just had enough of it.

    He also makes references to the backlash his parents get from his entertaining. He realizes that nice guys really do finish last.

    Kick ass jam.
    acidsexon March 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis isn't a very complex song, but a beautiful and relatable one nonetheless.

    The narrator was brought up to be very nice, caring polite, etc, the archetypal "Mr. Nice Guy". But his teen rebellion hit. Hard. He stopped being the nice, clean cut person that he was as a young child, and began to become "sick" and "obscene". The final verse is about how this phase has negatively impacted himself and his family, causing them to become social pariahs.
    Deshamrockon July 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVincent Furnier was a preacher's son, athlete, and pretty much your typical "All American Boy" back in the 60s. He also had a love for rock which lead him to enter his high school talent show with a few of his friends.
    These boys later became the band Alice Cooper. In order to stand out in the music industry, the band scare tacticts while preforming which lead to the creation of shock rock. This sub genre of rock was not looked kindly upon by the Christian community.
    Vincent, the band's lead singer who took on the name Alice Cooper was looked at as some sort of satanic monster that would infect their children with his barbaric behavior. In reality Alice was only a stage presence, he was
    created to shock people, but back home his family's friends didn't see it that
    way.
    His father's congregation began questioning him on his son behavior and wondering why they should listen to anything he says if his own son has turned demonic. His mother and father both were both shunned for the actions of the band.


    This is really long and drawn out but essentially the song tells the story of the way Alice Cooper and his family were treated as they became notorious.
    mhenry50on November 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNO ONE!
    Man, this comes out in dazed and confused when this kids getting his ass beat by seniors cuz he's a freshmen. can't believe no ones posted.Good song to sing and try to get the high notes and then get kiked ou tof class....lol
    mY_sUgAr_HiGh69on April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a great song and now it makes me think of the Family Guy episode where they spoof Dazed And Confused.
    kfe2on February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorites...
    Unintendedon June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMegadeth covered this song.
    samwaltonon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalice cooper rules, making arizona and cortez high proud. this song reminds me of me, too damn nice and its never reciprocated, so you just gotta do your own thing.
    MathiasCronqviston October 04, 2007   Link

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