Nice Things (This Is Why We Can't Have)

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lyrics

Nice Things (This Is Why We Can’t Have)

I never understood why people like Sonic Youth
I tried to be a fan, but I guess I’m too obtuse—right!
Chose passion over business so I make no money
And I hate the rich! hate the rich! so fucking poor is all I’ll be

I never thought of you, that’s why we’re in this mess
I’m majorly, desperately self-obsessed, so depressed
So fucking sorry ’bout what I said last night
I’m a brutish, nasty pig, but I gotta win the fight

This is why we can’t have nice things
This is why our love is shot through with gangrene
A toxic limb bloated with disease
Prognosis: amputate beneath the knee
Mad at life, hard to love
Unlike the mighty Flag we could never rise above
This is how relationships fry
In American culture, where good taste goes to die

My passion’s writing songs that nobody likes to hear
Never made no money, got this ringing in my ears
I never thought of you, that’s why we’re in this mess
I’m majorly, desperately self-obsessed, so depressed

This is why we can’t have nice things
This is why we can’t have nice things

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from Hate Will Keep Us Together, released August 18, 2015
Music: Joy Subtraction; Lyrics: Polk/Brennan

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