Nice Like That

by Satnam

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NOTE: Please download the mastered version of "Nice Like That" featured on my new album, "Heart of a Lion"

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New single off of my forthcoming album entitled "Heart of a Lion."

This song is an ode to the nice guy: the ones that wear their hearts on their sleeves and put others before themselves. These traits come with a particular set of consequences and quite a bit of heartache.

It has been a challenge for me to continue being a nice guy. At the end of the day, I am who I am. I can't be anything but myself and I believe that everything works itself out in the end.

To those who take advantage of the nice guy's goodhearted nature - remember that what goes around comes around.

Good always triumphs over evil.

lyrics

[Chorus x2]
You know and I know I'm nice like that
You know and I know I'm nice like that
Because you know and I know I'm nice like that
I'm nice like that, I'm nice like that

[Verse 1]
It's ironic that I was once told that I was psychotic
Fought it, can't believe that half of these people bought it
I might be neurotic, less so than an alcoholic
Motor skills, balance - you could say that I lost it
My medicine was the peach Optimos and the chronic
I only smoked the bombest dub sacks, call it Jihadist
My psych(iatrist) was pushing pills, all types of narcotics
And if I signed off on it, those pills would turn me bionic
I don't make a lot of cheddar, if I did, I wouldn't flaunt it
'Cause every chick that I know would probably want it
But, they didn't want me when I was a starving artist
Mo' Money, Mo' Problems - B.I.G. put me on it
I'm not Zach Morris in a popularity contest
I'm more like Screech with a Krusty The Clown complex
In the game of life, I pinch hit - always on deck
Plight of the nice guy, nice try, onto the next

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 2]
Now batting, Number 11, on my way to 7th Heaven
7th inning, bases loaded, [I] got my lucky 7's
By 7 I mean the ones that I sharpie'd on my sneakers
7 is the number - I'm aiming for the bleachers
Dedicated to my teachers who said I would never feature
To every non-believer trying to be my fucking preacher
This is for all the ladies [that] didn't wanna have my baby
Ended up with 7 babies, girl, how [have] you been lately?
Life's a bitch, her name's Karma, I'm Satnam from the Dharma
My initiative? Put a dent inside your armor
Change what you believe in, but my name is not Obama
Polarizing figure, though, that's word to my mama
Save the Drama for your Entourage, that's word to Johnny
And for life I'll be Shining - Here's Johnny!
It's fitting me and my fellow nice guys finish last
That's because the nice guy ALWAYS gets the last laugh

[Chorus 2x]

Because you know and I know I'm nice like that
You know and I know I'm nice like that
Because you know and I know I'm nice like that
I'm nice like that, I'm nice like that

And yo, I groove like that
I'm smooth like that
I jive like that
I roll like that

And I funk like that
I'm phat like that
I'm in like that
Because I'm nice like that

[Guru]
And you know and I know I'm nice like that

credits

released November 11, 2011
Beat by Chance Random
Vocals recorded at Dark Studios (Eric Palma)
Mixed by Chris Khoury (chriskh0)
Samples "You Know My Steez" by Gang Starr

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Satnam California

Satnam is a poet, writer, geek and music aficionado from Los Angeles, CA. He's been writing poetry since the age of 13, and making hip-hop music since he was 16. He put out his first mixtape EP, "The 18th Letter Diaries" in 2010. His follow-up debut release, "Heart of a Lion" will be released on his birthday on April 17th, 2012. ... more

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