True Love is Not Nice

Studio CD: I'm So Confused
DVD: There's Something About Mary
Other: There's Something About Mary (Original Soundtrack)
Promos & Demos: I'm So Confused (with bonus tracks)
Radio Bootleg: Shoreline 1998 (2)
Live Bootleg: The Knitting Factory 1997 (1), Irving Plaza, Bowery Ballroom 2000, Central Park Summerstage 2000, Cafe de la Danse 2003
I'm So Confused

Chords

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Song title:       True Love Is Not Nice
Original Album:	  I'm So Confused

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright 1998 Rockin' Leprechaun Music
Published by Rockin' Leprechaun Music

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfretsnet)


NOTES:
This is a lovely sounding song that is quite easy to play
The basic figure for the verses is as below, played a la "Louie Louie"
Check out the lovely modulation before the final verse Classic Jojo!
Timing is 4/4 Reasonably slow


/  same note/chord as before

   E       F#m     G#m     F#m
|--0-/-----2-/-----4-/-----2-/----|
|--0-/-----2-/-----4-/-----2-/----|
|*-1-/-----2-/-----4-/-----2-/---*|
|*-2-/-----4-/-----6-/-----4-/---*|
|--2-/-----4-/-----6-/-----4-/----|
|--0-/-----2-/-----4-/-----2-/----|

|  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 -|



INTRO:

[play:  E  F#m  G#m  F#m]  [x2]


VERSE:
         E             F#m           G#m                F#m
Well, it hurt from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
               E                F#m   G#m   F#m
That's because true love is not nice
       E         F#m                     G#m        F#m
And it brings up hurt from when you were five years old
               E                F#m    G#m   F#m
That's because true love is not nice


CHORUS:
    B           A     F#m                    A
Oh, pain, pain, pain, ain't that just love's name
B                 A                  C#m
Love can bring up fear from way down low
    B           A          F#m                  A
And now we emphasize, true love is just not civilized
B                  A        E   F#m   G#m   F#m
  True love is not nice, no no


VERSE:
                  E       F#m                G#m     F#m
Well, you've been hurt before but now you're hurting double
              E                F#m    G#m   F#m
That's 'cause true love is not nice
            E    F#m            G#m                 F#m
And if it's real love then boys there's going to be trouble
               E                F#m   G#m   F#m
That's because true love is not nice


CHORUS:
       B          A     F#m                 A
And if you're insecure, love will learn for sure
    B                 A                  C#m
And once that happens something's got to go
      B                   A         F#m                   A
The imposter allows you a rest, the real one demands it's test
                   B                A        E   F#m   G#m   F#m
And that's because true love is not nice, no no


[play: E  F#m  G#m  F#m] then modulate to 

[play: G  Am  Bm  Am]  [x2]


VERSE:
                  G      Am                  Bm      Am
Well, you've been hurt before but now you're hurting so
G                Am     Bm    Am
True love is not nice
            G    Am              Bm         Am
And if it's real love then that hurt won't go
G                Am    Bm    Am
True love is not nice


CHORUS:
    D                 C
Oh, pain, pain, pain Rain, rain, rain
       D                   C              Em
That's why you felt love's arrow and said aww
          D                    C          Am               C
Well, you knew from your first flirt that love was here to hurt
                   D                C        G   Am   Bm   Am
And that's because true love is not nice, no no


[play:  G  Am  Bm  Am  G]

[end on G]



CHORUS:
E     022100
F#m   244222
G#m   466444
B     224442
A     577655
C#m   446654
G     355433
Am    577555
Bm    799777
D     557775
C     335553
Em    779987

Chordpro

[E][F#][G#m][F#]

well it [E] hurt from the [F#] bottom and it [G#m] hurts down to your [F#] soul
that's because [E] true love is not [F#] nice [G#m] [F#]
and it [E] brings up [F#] hurt from when you were [G#m] 5 years [F#] old
that's because [E] true love is not [F#] nice [G#m] [F#]

oh, [B] pain pain pain
ain't that just love's name
love can bring up fear from way down [G#m] low
and [B] now we emphasize, true love is just not civilized
true love is not nice, no no

well you've been [E] hurt be[F#]fore but now you're [G#m] hurting [F#] double
that's 'cause [E] true love is not [F#] nice [G#m] [F#]
and if it's [E] real [F#] love then boys [G#m] there's going to be [F#] trouble
that's because [E] true love is not [F#] nice [G#m] [F#]

and if [B] you're insecure, love will learn for sure
and once that happens something's got to [G#m] go
the [B] impostor allows you arrest, the real one demands it's test
and that's because true love is not nice, no no

well you've been [E] hurt be[F#]fore but now you're [G#m] hurting [F#] so
[E] true love is not [F#] nice [G#m] [F#]
and if it's [E] real [F#] love then that [G#m] hurt won't [F#] go
[E] true love is not [F#] nice [G#m] [F#]

oh, [B] pain pain pain Rain rain rain
that's why you felt love's arrow and said [G#m] aww
well [B] you knew from your first flirt that love was here to hurt
and that's because true love is not nice, no no

Lyrics

Well it hurt from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
That's because true love is not nice
And it brings up hurt from when you were 5 years old
That's because true love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain
Ain't that just love's name
Love can bring up fear from way down low
And now we emphasize, true love is just not civilized
True love is not nice, no no

Well you've been hurt before but now you're hurting double
That's 'cause true love is not nice
And if it's real love then boys there's going to be trouble
That's because true love is not nice

And if you're insecure, love will learn for sure
And once that happens something's got to go
The impostor allows you arrest, the real one demands it's test
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

Well you've been hurt before but now you're hurting so
True love is not nice
And if it's real love then that hurt won't go
True love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain rain rain rain
That's why you felt love's arrow and said aww
Well you knew from your first flirt that love was here to hurt
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

There's Something About Mary

Lyrics

Well it hurts from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
That's because true love is not nice
And it brings up hurt from when you were 5 years old
That's because true love is not nice, no

Oh, pain pain pain
Ain't that just love's name
Love can bring up hurt from way down low
It now be emphasized, true love is just not civilized
True love is not nice, no no

There's Something About Mary (Original Soundtrack)

Lyrics

1 and a 2 and

Well it hurts from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
That's because true love is not nice
And it brings up hurt from when you were 5 years old
That's because true love is not nice, no

Oh, pain pain pain
Ain't that just love's name
Love can bring up hurt from way down low
It now be emphasized, true love is just not civilized
True love is not nice, no no

Well you've been hurt before but now you're hurting so
True love is not nice
And if it's real love then man, hurt won't go
True love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain rain rain rain
That's why you felt love's arrow and said ow
Well you knew from your first flirt that love was here to hurt
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

Shoreline 1998 (2)

Lyrics

Well it hurts from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
That's because true love is not nice
And it brings up hurt from when you were 5 years old
That's because true love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain
Ain't that just love's name
Love will bring up fear from way down low
May it now be emphasized, true love is just not civilized
True love is not nice, no no

Well you've been hurt before but now you're hurting double
That's because true love is not nice
And if it's the real McCoy then folks there's going to be trouble
That's because true love is not nice, no

And if you're insecure, love will learn for sure
And once that happens something's got to go
The impostor allows you a rest, the real one demands its test
And that's because true love is not nice, no

Well you've been hurt before, now you're hurting so
Cause true love is not nice
And if it's real love well then that hurt won't go
Because true love is not nice, no

Oh, pain pain pain rain rain rain
That's why you felt love's arrow and said ohh
You knew from your first flirt that love was here to hurt
And that's because true love is not nice, no

[That's Tommy Larkins on the drums
I'm Jonathan Richman
Nice to see you today
Yeah
Yeah]

The Knitting Factory 1997 (1)

Lyrics

[You know folks,
True love brings out the best in people I think
But certain ??? as you may know
Brings out the worst
Definitely ???
You see
You see
Love
Is not great
No it isn't
It's not controlled
And it's just plain not always nice]

Well it hurt from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
And that's because true love is not nice
And it brings up pain from when you were 5 years old
And that's because true love is not nice

Well, pain pain pain
Ain't that just love's name
Love can bring up fear from way down low
Well it's now we emphasize, true love is just not civilized
True love is not nice, no no

Well if you've been hurt before but now you're hurting double
True love is not nice
And how can you tell if it's real love?
Cause if it's real there's going to be trouble
And that's because true love is not nice

[???]

And if you're insecure, love will know for sure
And once that happens something's got to go
The impostor allows you a rest, but the real one demands its test
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

[Guitar]

[Folks
???
???]

Well you've been hurt before in your life but now you're hurting so
Cause true love is not nice
And if it's the real love then that hurt will never go
Because true love is not nice

Oh, it's pain pain pain rain rain rain
That's why you felt love's arrow and said oh
Well you knew from your first flirt that love was going to hurt
And that's because true love is not nice, no no
That's because true love is not nice, no no

Irving Plaza

Lyrics

Well it hurts from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
Because true love is not nice
And it brings up heard from when you were five years old
And that's because true love is not nice

Pain pain pain
Ain't that just love's name
Love can bring up hurt from way down low
Well it now be emphasized
True love is just not civilized
True love is not nice, no no

Well now you've been hurt before and now you're hurting double
Because, you know, true love is not nice
And if it's the real McCoy then folks there's going to be trouble
Because true love is not nice

And if you're insecure
Love will learn for sure
And once that happens, something's got to go
The impostor may allow you to rest
But the real one demands its test
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

Well now you've been hurt before and now you're hurting so
Because true love is not nice
And if it's the real thing then that hurt won't go
Because true love is not nice

Pain pain pain
Rain rain rain
That's why you felt love's arrow and said oh
Well you knew from your first breath that love was here to hurt
That's because true love is not nice, no no

Bowery Ballroom 2000

Lyrics

[We're about to do a song that you might recognize from a recent motion picture
And this song came first but it fit in so good we said why not use it]

Well it hurt from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
And that's because true love is not nice
And it brings up hurt from when you were 5 years old
And that's because true love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain
Could that be love's name
Love can bring up hurt from way down low
So may it now be emphasized, love is not civilized
And true love is not nice, no no
(But that's good
That's right)

You've been hurt before but now you're hurting double
And that's because true love is not nice
And if it's the real McCoy then boys there's going to be trouble
And that's because true love is not nice

And if you're insecure, love will look for sure
And once that happens something's got to go
The impostor allows you to rest, but the real thing always has its test
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

You've been hurt before but now you're just hurting so
That's because true love is not nice
And if it's the real McCoy then that hurt won't go
Because true love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain rain rain rain
That's why you felt love's arrow and said aww
You knew from your first flirt that love was here to hurt
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

Central Park Summerstage 2000

Lyrics

Well it hurts from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
And that's because true love is not nice
And it brings up fears from when you were 5 years old
That's because true love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain
Couldn't that be love's name?
Love can bring up fear from way down low
So it now be emphasized, true love is just not civilized
True love is not nice, no no

You've been hurt before and now you're hurting double
And that's because true love is not nice, no
And if it's the real mccoy then there's going to be trouble
And that's because true love is not nice

And if you're insecure, love will learn for sure
And once that happens something's got to go
Well the impostor allows you arrest, but the real thing always has it's test
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

You've been hurt before and now you're hurting so
And that's because true love is not nice
And if it's the real mccoy then that hurt won't go, yeah
True love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain rain rain rain
That's why you felt love's arrow and said oh
You knew from your first flirt that love was here to hurt
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

Yeah

Cafe de la Danse 2003

Lyrics

Well it hurts from the bottom and it hurts down to your soul
That's because true love is not nice
And it brings up hurt from when you were 5 years old
And that's because true love is not nice

Oh, pain pain pain
Couldn't that be love's name
Love can bring up hurt from way down low
So now if we emphasize, true love is just not civilized
True love is not nice, no no

You've been hurt before and now you're hurting double
And that's because true love is not nice
And if it's the real mccoy well then there's going to be trouble
And that's because true love is not nice no no no

And if you're insecure, love will learn for sure
And once that happens something's got to go
The impostor allows you arrest, but the real thing has its test
And that's because true love is not nice, no no

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