“If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?” is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s graduation speeches. In one, he talks about the code of Hammurabi. The one known for the concept of “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth”. He then talks about Jesus Christ’s sermon on the mount. The one known for the concept of “turning the other cheek”. He concludes that, with a conclusion like, “whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also” it doesn’t matter whether Jesus was the son of God or not. This song is about how difficult it is to get your mind off the person who wronged you. It’s about forgiveness. It’s about leaving it alone.