"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.

cus she doesn't like the rough guys.
They act like 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,
cus shes not afraid of you.

She doesn't like the tough guys.
She thinks 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 says shes heard enough lies.
Shes gonna call your bluff, guys.
And you better believe its true.

She don't like you.

Lyrics submitted by Coronaboy

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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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