Nice Guy

© Jeffrey Hellman 1991




I know I ain't no nice guy

Wasn't never meant to be

Still I'm trying to hold back

The anger burning me


Sometimes I get so hot inside

That I can hardly see

The people that surround me

Are just shadows that must flee


And when it gets too heavy

The pressure's building up

I have no way to vent the rage

My mind starts spinning like a top


Until I know it's the world that's spinning

Blurring round and round

When I try to reach out

Swinging fists throwing things I can't escape the sound

Of hearts that beat like hammers

And the pain that's never found


All I really want to do

All I really need

Is just for one brief moment

To get everything to stop