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Poison - Nothin' But A Good Time



This very hedonistic song was a good representation of what Poison stood for. In the song, lead singer Bret Michaels doesn't have much money and isn't too concerned about saving what he has.

Poison drummer Rikki Rockett explained:

"We wrote that song around the time we were living in a warehouse in downtown LA. We didn't have any money of our own at the time, but we would convince girls into getting fast food and taking us to the beach on the weekends. We realized that song spoke to people who were just like us. People doing their best to grind it out. It was just like us when we were a band back in Pennsylvania. We all had second jobs so that we could buy PA equipment or drum heads. That's what the song is for. It's for the working class and the wish that you can have a good time among all that. Music is the way to escape. At the end of the day, that's the payoff."

Lyrics

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Not a dime, I can't pay my rent

I can barely make it through the week

Saturday night I'd like to make my girl

But right now I can't make ends meet


I'm always working slaving every day

Gotta get away from that same old same old

I need a chance just to get away

If you could hear me think this is what I'd say


Don't need nothin' but a good time

How can I resist

Ain't looking for nothin' but a good time

And it don't get better than this


They say I spend my money on women and wine

But I couldn't tell you where I spent last night

I'm really sorry about the shape I'm in

I just like my fun every now and then


I'm always working slaving every day

Gotta get away from that same old same old

I need a chance just to get away

If you could hear me think this is what I'd say


You see I raise a toast to all of us

Who are breaking our backs every day

If wanting the good life is such a crime

Lord, then put me away

Here's to ya


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