ZZ Top: Rough Boy Meaning
Song Released: 1986
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Rough Boy Lyrics
I ain't got a chance of one in three.
Ain't got no rap, ain't got no line
but if you'll give me just a minute I'll be feelin' fine.
I am the one who can fade the heat,
the one they all say just can't...
anonymous Jun 29th 2020 report
Can't we ask the band instead of speculating? If the video has any in-depth explanation than I'm REALLY confused. Now this will bother me.
anonymous Apr 16th 2020 report
It’s about a strain of pot called “Rough Boy”. Lol, I’ll give it to straight..I’ll hit you in the eyes..
anonymous Jan 8th 2020 report
It seems to me that the girl in this song is a "working girl" and this is a Pretty Woman type story being told.
anonymous Dec 23rd 2019 report
This boy has had a rough life he's been kicked hard when down but will fight back like hell and will probably kick the shit out of everyone but I get the vibe he truly has a good heart.
anonymous Sep 26th 2019 report
He’s got eyes for a girl he can’t have. He’s telling her how he feels. Telling her he’ll be ok.Just give him a chance.
anonymous May 10th 2018 report
I think this is an overlap-theme with "Need you Tonight" in tone, composition and well, theme.
Is it polished, high-brow, possibly social elitist or influential gentleman, smitten with a less-blessed woman who captures his heart.
Like others seeing disparity, I see polar-disparity in that perhaps she rebuffs him as being too far out of her reach...and he is "undressing" his outer image to reveal the rough-edged guy he really is?
anonymous May 13th 2017 report
He's talking about about a girl he doesn't feel he has a chance of getting cause he feels like she to good for him but he's trying to convince her that how I see it
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