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Four by four Chevrolet, chick magnet all the way
Kept it armor-alled and waxed and shined, and buffed
Got a good friend down at the Goodyear
We get together, talk tires and drink beer
He gave me a good deal on some new wheels for my new truck
I was trying em out when some adolescent in a Trans Am
Ran a red light and all I heard was "Bam!"... Damn


I can't have nothin nice
Worked hard all my life
Every time I get a piece of the pie
If somebody don't snatch it or take em a bite
It slides right off the plate into the beans and rice
I can't have nothin' nice
No, I can't have nothin' nice


I saved up and bought me a place
A fixerup out on the lake
Gave it tender love and care and elbow grease
I met a girl down at the marina,
We talked bait and drank margaritas
She gave me a lip lock out on the boat dock, and she hooked me
Before too long, we were hummin' along to wedding bells
Then she kicked me out and put my house up for sale
Well, hell.


I can't have nothin' nice
Worked hard all my life
Every time I get a piece of the pie
If somebody don't snatch it or take em a bite
It slides right off the plate into the beans and rice
I can't have nothin' nice
No, I can't have nothin' nice


I got a brand new Chevy in the junkyard
A memory of a house and a broken heart
And I sure hope my dreams don't come true twice


I can't have nothin' nice
Worked hard all my life
Every time I get a piece of the pie
If somebody don't snatch it or take em a bite
It slides right off the plate into the beans and rice
I can't have nothin' nice
No, I can't have nothin' nice


I can't have nothin' nice
Worked hard all my life
I can't have nothin' nice
No, I can't have nothin' nice



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