Brittle Bones Nicky (Official Music Video)

  • Published: 02 September 2019
  • Official video for Brittle Bones Nicky by Rare Americans (2019)

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    -----BASS TABS------

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    Animated by: Solis Animation
    Produced by: James Priestner

    Written by: Rare Americans
    Produced by: Ben Kaplan & Rare Americans
    Recorded by: Ben Kaplan & Jeff Quinn
    Mixed by: Ben Kaplan
    Mastered by: Ted Jensen @ Stirling Sound

    Wires got crossed when I was about 3
    Dad had bloody heavy hands, used them on me
    My mamma? Bless her heart, cuz she gave me a start
    She got killed, bad man, dad stiffed in a scam
    Grew up in the system, bounced, couple homes
    This woman Mary, gifted me hand-me-down clothes
    Shy at the start, till this guy named Shifty
    Who had 100 pounds on me called me “Brittle Bones Nicky”
    A target aimed straight at my face
    Big house of kids, cred is cake
    Rounded up a couple bucks, got it freshly baked
    Sat down to dinner
    Put it right in his face
    Right in his fucking face (in his face)

    You’re not gonna push me around
    You can’t get me down, down, down (down!)
    You’re not gonna push me around (nooo!)
    You can’t get me down, down, down (down!)

    Bounce ahead a couple years, king of my peers
    We biked the block, cheersin’ pretty girls beers
    Did alright for myself, petty thefts I pulled
    I dropped outta school, built a circle of bulls
    Needing more money, covered head to toe
    Snuck up, sucker, took his stash, and drove
    The cash stashed, it was pouring in
    Bulk of it up my nose
    How dumb I was, twenty-one
    And way out of control
    The cops kicked down the door
    She did a line right off my (wow!)
    Said “that’s one way to go down”
    Knew I was hard as rock
    Knew-I-was-hard-as-rock (hard as rock)

    You’re not gonna push me around
    You can’t get me down, down, down (down!)
    You’re not gonna push me around (no!)
    You can’t get me down, down, down (down!)

    Bars, new world, who could I trust?
    Killers were nice, smugglers were rough
    Met a man named Ben, quite sharp & witty
    Gave me books about money & cities
    Taught me ropes, only years coulda gained
    Looked out for each other, M.O’s the same
    That night I heard Ben, turning 50 in May
    Yellin’ so loud, two decades we aged
    Found him cornered, pants down, shanked
    Didn’t even think twice, man I barely blinked
    (I barely blinked, I barely blinked)

    If it cost me my life man id save my only friend
    That’s something I could live with
    I could take that till the end

    You’re not gonna push me around
    You can’t get me down, down, down (down!)
    You’re not gonna push me around (no!)
    You can’t get me down, down, down (down!)

    Now every morning, coffee, park
    Walking around the city, deals light or dark
    I’m straight edge as a punk, well mannered, and I feel free
    Tried to do what I thought was best
    And that’s coming to the grave with me
    As I lay here in my final nights, I try to have a laugh
    I didn’t win the game of life
    But I’d give myself a pass

    #rareamericans #brittlebonesnicky #alfredthehorse

Comments • 8 842

  • necro gamer
    necro gamer  1 minutes back

    Were they about to rape that girl that was doing coke with Nickie

    • Be Free
      Be Free  10 minutes back

      Sounds a lot like Buck 65

      • Alien Boy
        Alien Boy  10 minutes back


        • the ultimate gaming Unicorn
          the ultimate gaming Unicorn  38 minutes back

          Are we ignoring the fact that this is in canada

          • Pill Cosby
            Pill Cosby  53 minutes back

            what’s so rare about these americans

            • Planet Anthony
              Planet Anthony  1 hours back

              the kid: * smoke something I think is illegal *
              cops: * makes fun of kids wife for having to go to jail *
              also the kid: * beats the crap out of cop *
              second cop: *:D*

              • the undertaker
                the undertaker  1 hours back

                So the skeleton is Nicky

                • Glo Boy
                  Glo Boy  2 hours back

                  0:15 TTTTTTTOOOOOOFFFFFFFF

                  • Evesalsa
                    Evesalsa  2 hours back

                    I hope Ben is alright I really wanna know his side of the story too

                    • Steviemaster
                      Steviemaster  2 hours back

                      I'm so happy that this was uploaded on my birthday! You deserve WAY more subs, views, likes etc!

                      Sub: yes
                      Like: more than yes!

                      • Лэйк
                        Лэйк  2 hours back

                        0:57 I dance after top 1

                        • dksbushido
                          dksbushido  2 hours back

                          How long did it take to animate this?

                          • Michelle Garforth-Venter


                            • Falloutfan 69
                              Falloutfan 69  3 hours back

                              He kinda just vibin tho 😳😳

                              • Marleny Deleon
                                Marleny Deleon  3 hours back


                                • Michelle C
                                  Michelle C  3 hours back

                                  I saw this on a commercial on YT and it's my new favorite song

                                  • nik bishop
                                    nik bishop  3 hours back

                                    Listen to milk man and Ryan and Dave by them

                                • DeAthRiseSAgain
                                  DeAthRiseSAgain  3 hours back


                                  • Al Wyatt
                                    Al Wyatt  3 hours back

                                    i love this so much like wtf

                                    • Bettsy G.
                                      Bettsy G.  3 hours back

                                      I found out about this through an ad , I'm livin for it 😂

                                      • {DeDox}
                                        {DeDox}  4 hours back

                                        Nicky at 13-ish: **smashes pie into Shifty’s face**
                                        Nicky at 21: **knocks out one cop and punches tooth out of other cop**
                                        Nicky at 41..?: **beats up 3-4 stronger inmates with a mop, and his own bare hands**

                                        • the mighty ice cream
                                          the mighty ice cream  4 hours back

                                          1:45 FALCON PUNCH

                                          • the mighty ice cream
                                            the mighty ice cream  4 hours back

                                            The spookiest scariest skeleton

                                            • Joseph ThePro1858
                                              Joseph ThePro1858  4 hours back

                                              My favorite line “If it costs me my life man i’d save my only friend that’s something I can live with, I could take that to the end

                                              • _AkeKo
                                                _AkeKo  4 hours back

                                                Dead people making default dance make himself but alive killing people while being in prison
                                                Everything is normal

                                                • Harris Pinder
                                                  Harris Pinder  5 hours back

                                                  Bully *slips on pie dies*Nicky Do ya think he's dead

                                                  • lolxd yeezy
                                                    lolxd yeezy  6 hours back


                                                    • Oh look! It's logic!
                                                      Oh look! It's logic!  6 hours back

                                                      Nicky: *gets arrested *
                                                      Dead Nicky; Cha Cha real smooth.

                                                      • Jesse Dolling
                                                        Jesse Dolling  6 hours back

                                                        *L* *I* *F* *E*

                                                        • Cafg Sdfg
                                                          Cafg Sdfg  7 hours back


                                                        • A11acchelicopter
                                                          A11acchelicopter  8 hours back

                                                          I love how skeleton nicky is dancing like there is no tomorrow.

                                                          • Ace Erace
                                                            Ace Erace  10 hours back

                                                            When you realise it's spooktober 0:05

                                                            • Uncle Larry
                                                              Uncle Larry  10 hours back

                                                              Kid: has a horrible life, loses parents etc

                                                              Skeleton: T H E R E G R O O V I N

                                                              • FearlessWolf
                                                                FearlessWolf  12 hours back

                                                                1:51 I’m okay!

                                                                • Tristan Robinson The clown

                                                                  nicky sitting next to a guy on the ground
                                                                  cops:GET EM BOYS

                                                                  • maximilian moorhouse
                                                                    maximilian moorhouse  13 hours back

                                                                    The bully who abused Nicky smashed his mouth and was angry at Nicky so he decided to shank someone and ended up in prison and he was Nickys prison friend

                                                                    • Lizard Green
                                                                      Lizard Green  14 hours back

                                                                      Kid 0:14 teen 0:39 @dult 1:00 jail 1:20 0ld 2:40 dead 0:01

                                                                      • Sharra Helena
                                                                        Sharra Helena  15 hours back

                                                                        This song is so catchy!🎤🎶🎵🎧

                                                                        • Captain Teeko
                                                                          Captain Teeko  16 hours back

                                                                          I Jeep getting this as an ad so I was like ok 🤷🏻‍♀️ now I’m here lol

                                                                          • ChiChi SZN
                                                                            ChiChi SZN  16 hours back

                                                                            Anyone else from the ad..?

                                                                            • jh14231
                                                                              jh14231  16 hours back

                                                                              Nicky:kills 3 prisoners

                                                                              Dead Nicky:rattle dem bones

                                                                              • Sans The Skeleton
                                                                                Sans The Skeleton  17 hours back

                                                                                Holy shit the animation is amazing

                                                                                • ldc mcfly
                                                                                  ldc mcfly  17 hours back

                                                                                  Skeleton nicky is like a guy that dances during 911

                                                                                  • menelbob
                                                                                    menelbob  18 hours back


                                                                                    • SvenDyas Official
                                                                                      SvenDyas Official  18 hours back

                                                                                      Who is just addicted to this song and doesn't even know why??
                                                                                      Also, the way that it feels feels rap and at the same time it doesn't, us just... AMAZING

                                                                                      • Sir Onyx
                                                                                        Sir Onyx  18 hours back

                                                                                        ''if it cost me my life i'd save my only friend that's something i could live with i could take that to the end'' is a fucking powerfull statement i will live by those words

                                                                                        • Rainbow Anims
                                                                                          Rainbow Anims  19 hours back

                                                                                          Saw this as an ad, was popping up many times and was annoying, finally decided to click it think it would be some animation for 8 year olds

                                                                                          Damn I'm guilty

                                                                                          • Chicken Ramen
                                                                                            Chicken Ramen  19 hours back


                                                                                            skeleton: EyEbRoWs I hAvE

                                                                                            • Sagittario Sagittarius
                                                                                              Sagittario Sagittarius  19 hours back

                                                                                              So guys, I have a crazy theory. What if Ben is Nicky's father and was trying to build a better relationship with nicky by giving him books about money and cities? Hence why nicky stood up for him when Ben got shanked.