Who Sang Nice Try? Blue Rodeo

Blue Rodeo Diamond Mine cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy
release date: 1989-3-20
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country/Folk/Country Rock
length: 6:52
producer: Blue Rodeo and Malcolm Burn
Well the best defense is the bright lights
Underneath which you commit that dark crime
Look I was there
I watched it all go down

And I still can't believe my eyes
Nice try it's so wild
Nice try it's so wild
It's like a car burning on the side of the road

Well someone got torched for not doing what they're told
It's like a paid vacation when they change your name
It's like yesterday's news is the same again
And again, and again.....

It's so wild
Again and again
It's so wild

So when you dish the dirt you might as well dish the worst
'Cause no one expects you to tell the truth
And when they turn around they think that
Something must be wrong

'Cause no one could make up a story so far gone
It's so wild
So far gone
It's so wild

Fact or fiction all parties deny
Any involvement at the scene of the crime
They look you cold straight in the eye
And say man

You got the wrong guy
But nice try it's so wild
Nice try it's so wild

CD 1
  • 1 Swells
  • 2 God and Country
  • 3 How Long
  • 4 Blues Piano
  • 5 Love and Understanding
  • 6 Girl of Mine
  • 7 Diamond Mine
  • 8 Now and Forever
  • 9 Percussive Piano
  • 10 House of Dreams
  • 11 Nice Try
  • 12 Fall in Line
  • 13 One Day
  • 14 Florida
  • 15 Fuse
  • 16 The Ballad of the Dime Store Greaser and The Blonde Mona Lisa