THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS

[Verse 1]
It was so nice throwing big parties
Jumping in the pool from the balcony
Everyone swimming in a champaign sea
And there are no rules when you show up here
Bass beat rattling the chandelier
Feeling so Gatsby for that whole year

[Pre-Chorus]
So whyíd you have to rain on my parade?
Iím shaking my head
Iím locking the gates

[Chorus]
This is why we canít have nice things, darling
Because you break them
I had to take them away
This is why we canít have nice things, honey
Did you think I wouldnít hear all the things you said about me?
This is why we canít have nice things

[Verse 2]
It was so nice being friends again
There I was giving you a second chance
But then you stabbed my back while shaking my hand
And there-in lies the issue
Friends donít try to trick you
Get you on the phone and mind-twist you
And so I took an ax to a mended fence

[Pre-Chorus]
But Iím not the only friend youíve lost lately
If only you werenít
So shady

[Chorus]
This is why we canít have nice things, darling
Because you break them
I had to take them away
This is why we canít have nice things, honey
Did you think I wouldnít hear all the things you said about me?
This is why we canít have

[Bridge]
Hereís a toast to my real friend
They donít care about that he said, she said
And hereís to my baby
He ainít reading what they call me lately
And hereís to my momma
Had to listen to all this drama
And hereís to you
ĎCause forgiveness is a nice thing to do
Haha, I canít even say it with a straight face

[Chorus]
This is why we canít have nice things, darling (darling)
Because you break them
I had to take them away
This is why we canít have nice things, honey
Did you think I wouldnít hear all the things you said about me?
This is why we canít have nice things, darling
(And hereís to my real friends)
Because you break them
I had to take them away
(And hereís to my baby)
This is why we canít have nice things, darling
(He didnít care about that he said, she said)
Did you think I wouldnít hear all the things you said about me?
This is why we canít have nice things