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You're a Nice Guy But​.​.​.

by Rich Chambers

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This is one of those songs I think we all have lived. It has to do with that perennial moment when a girlfriend (or boyfriend) looks into your eyes with that slightly sorrowful, almost pitying look, and says, "I really like you, you're a nice guy (or girl) but..." —and then proceeds to give you all the cheesy lines that they think they should in order to let you down easy, aka dump you! Lol!

My personal favourite line has always been, "it's not you, it's me." I've heard that one a few too many times! Oh yes, you aren't that far off if you think this song might be a bit autobiographical! Lol! But regardless, it is a rock n' roll song that is meant to make you smile and give you a good laugh while you tap your toes and sing along! I hope you like it!

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Dumped again, my heart ripped apart like a condom wrapper on grad night
I remember it like it was yesterday, Kathy and I were going to last forever
I loved her, she loved me, nothing could have been better
But pretty quick the music stopped and I was left without a chair
You know, I thought she said she’d never leave me, I thought she said she’d always love me
I remember going over to her house crying “Baby I love you, please don’t leave me”
But she didn’t care, she just looked at me and said:

You’re a nice guy but… It’s not you, it’s me
You’re a nice guy but … you can do better than me
You’re a nice guy but… I’m just a little confused
You’re a nice guy but… I want to date other people
You’re a nice guy but… you’re just a friend

I learned two things about breaking up that weekend
The first, Tequila kills the pain, and the second, country songs were written by guys like me
But I moved on, I grew up, I met Melissa
She came, she went, she said:

You’re a nice guy but… It’s not you, it’s me
You’re a nice guy but … you can do better than me
You’re a nice guy but… I’m just a little confused right now
You’re a nice guy but… I want to date other people
You’re a nice guy but… you’re just a friend

Now, a couple of weeks ago I met Shelley at the local meet market
She didn’t have much to sell, but I was a desperate buyer
Couple of weeks after meeting Shelley, I met Danielle
Shelley was nice, but Danielle was everything I’ve always wanted in a girl
Soft, sweet, pretty, with legs that could crush my head like a grape
Now, I didn’t know what to do with Shelley, me and her just wanted different things
She wanted me, I wanted Danielle
I didn’t want to hurt her, so I went with what works:

You’re a nice girl but… It’s not you, it’s me baby
You’re a nice girl but… you can do better than me
You’re a nice girl but…I’m just a little confused
You’re a nice girl but…I want to date other people
You’re a nice girl but … you’re just a friend

You’re a nice girl but…I didn’t want to hurt you, I had to
You’re a nice girl but… I’m thinking of your needs
You’re a nice girl but…we tried to make it work
You’re a nice girl but…you just need to find yourself
You’re a nice girl but … we’re much better friends than lovers
You’re a nice girl but… I just need a break from us
You’re a nice girl but… we’ve grown apart
You’re a nice girl but…it was never really meant to be
You’re a nice girl but … you’re just a friend

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released August 12, 2022
Written by Rich Chambers, Todd Foxcroft, Sean Gemmill, Jim Gemmill, Jeff Warren

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Rich Chambers
Produced by Rich Chambers

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Rich Chambers Vancouver, British Columbia

"Reminiscent of 50s and 60s garage band rock, but with a good dose of modern sensibility" is how one would describe the music Rich Chambers has been writing, recording, and performing for his entire 20+ year music career.

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