Beauty and the beast: Artist may have an “Iron Fist” but he sure penned a lovely tune.

September 24, 2013

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Beauty from inside… this?

Bit of an unusual post here…

I want you to read the lyrics below. Beautiful and bittersweet, they are about maturity and self-realization. How I managed to never know this song I’ll never know. But discovering beauty where you least expect it is one of life’s small joys. When you are done reading watch the video below to see the artist performing his tune (from a link supplied to me by a Facebook friend, Alex Anderson).

If you can resist scrolling ahead first try and guess who the artist is. Unless you know the material (or recognize my numerous spoilers) I can’t imagine you’ll get it right. The author stepped outside of his comfort zone to write it. Way outside. And that’s part of what makes it so special.

While you listen to the song I want you to think about writing and composition. If you are a writer think about how hard it is to come up with good words, let alone music to support them. My opinion, John Lennon could have penned this song. But he didn’t.

Anything is possible. Even a beast can have a brave and courageous heart. And a shit ton of talent.


I Ain’t No Nice Guy

When I was young I was the nicest guy I knew
I thought I was the chosen one
But time went by and I found out a thing or two
My shine wore off as time wore on
I thought that I was living out the perfect life
But in the lonely hours when the truth begins to bite
I thought about the times when I turned my back & stalled

I ain’t no nice guy after all

When I was young I was the only game in town
I thought I had it down for sure,
But time went by and I was lost in what I found
The reasons blurred, the way unsure
I thought that I was living life the only way
But as I saw that life was more than day to day
I turned around, I read the writing on the wall

I ain’t no nice guy after all
I ain’t no nice guy after all

In all the years you spend between your birth and death
You find there’s lots of times you should have saved your breath
It comes as quite a shock when that trip leads to fall

I ain’t no nice guy after all


Lemmy Kilmister, you are the man.

3 Responses to “Beauty and the beast: Artist may have an “Iron Fist” but he sure penned a lovely tune.”

  1. Perfect. This song is simply beautiful. That’s why Lemmy is a true artist!

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