SONG LYRICS FOR: "SAY SOMETHING NICE"
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Lead Vocal: Jerry Paladino
Music: Jerry Paladino
Lyrics: Jerry Paladino, Peter Gehr
Producer: Jerry Paladino

"SAY SOMETHING NICE" (with chords)

Intro: (Em-A7-Am7-G) (Em-A7-Am-G-C-D)

Verse 1
Some(G)times for kicks, some(Em)rocks and sticks I’ll go a-(C)tossing and a-hurling.(Am)
My(G)urge is to hit(Em)anything that(Bm)moves.(D)And(Em)when I get a(Bm)bit upset,
Which(C)I’ve been known to(Cm)do, I(Em)throw some ugly(A7)words in anger,(D)too.

Verse 2
I’ve heard that(G)“Sticks and stones can(Em)break your bones, but(C)words can really hurt you.”
(Some(Am)words can really hurt you.) Still I(G)let my sister(Em)have it with a(Bm)sneer.(D)
I’ll go and(Em)start a fight to(Bm)prove I’m right, ’til(C)she ends up in(Cm)tears.
I(G)can’t keep it(C)cool,(C#dim)just(C/D)get in(D)gear, and learn to ...

Chorus 1
(G)Say something nice (think(Bm7)once, think twice). Just(Em)say something nice(C) (That’s right).
Be(Em)fore you speak, turn the(A7)other cheek, and(Am7)say something(C)nice, it should suf(D)fice.
Just to(G)say something nice (Don’t(Bm7)cut, don’t slice), oh,(Em)say something nice(C)(that’s right).
Be(Em)fore you speak, turn the(A7)other cheek, and(Am7)say something(C/D)nice is(G)my advice.

(Em-A7-Am7-G) (Em-A7-Am7-G-C-D)

Verse 3
Walkin’(G)down the street, I’m not(Em)always sweet, I’ve got a(C)temper like a bull dog.
(Am7)I’ll(G)snap and bite at who(Em)ever talks to(Bm)me,(D)yeah!
I’ll often(Em)answer back with(Bm)some wise crack if I(C)somehow don’t a(Cm)gree,
Or(Em)fire back double if(A7)someone fires on(D)me.

Verse 4
But my good(G)neighbor Fred, who’s got a(Em)level head, was the(C)one who finally reached me,
(The(Am7)one who finally reached me), and(G)helped me see the(Em)error of my(Bm)way.(D)
When(Em)I would start with(Bm)some remark to(C)blow a friend a(Cm)way,
(G)He would ap(C)pear and(C#dim)just(C/D)simply(D)say:

Chorus 2
“Try to(G)say something nice, (think(Bm7)once, think twice). Just(Em)say something nice(C) (that’s right).
Be(Em)fore you speak, turn the(A7)other cheek, and(Am7)say something(C)nice to thaw the(D)ice.
Try to(G)say something nice (don’t(Bm7)cut, don’t slice), oh,(Em)say something nice(C)(that’s right).
Be(Em)fore you speak, turn the(A7)other cheek, and(Am7)say something(C/D)nice is(G)my advice.”

Bridge
He’d tell me: “When(C)someone says something that(G)hits a nerve,
(Be(F)fore you give them what you(G)think they deserve,) (C)slow down or(G)count to ten; (A7)lose a fight
But(D)keep a friend.” Why don’t you try just to ...

Chorus 3
(G)Say something nice (think(Bm7)once, think twice). Just(Em)say something nice(C)(that’s right).
Be(Em)fore you speak, turn the(A7)other cheek and(Am7)say something(C)nice to melt the(D)ice.
(G)Say something nice (Don’t(Bm)cut, don’t slice), yeah,(Em)say something nice(C)(that’s right).
Be(Em)fore you speak, turn the(A7)other cheek, and(Am7)say something(C/D)nice, that’s(D)my ad(Em)vice.(A7)
(Am7)Say something nice(C/D) (say something nice) iI(Am/G)my ad(G)vice. (That’s right!)

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