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Song Released: 2010

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Good Life Lyrics

Woke up in London yesterday
Found myself in the city near Piccadilly
Don't really know how I got here
I got some pictures on my phone

New names and numbers that I don't know
Address to places like Abbey Road
Day turns to night, night turns to...


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    Jun 2nd, 2011 6:10pm report

    I see this song as a great inspiration to live life to the fullest never have any regrets or mistakes hold somebody back. One of my favorite lyrics of the song is "When you're happy like a fool, Let it take you over,When everything is out, You gotta take it in". I think it tells someone to be who you want to be and hold nothing back and be the person that you were meant to be. Also the last part of the song "We are god of stories but please tell me-e-e-e, What there is to complain about. To me personally it opened my eyes and showed me that I am writer of my own story and I shouldn't let petty bullshit ruin my life.. and if I act like a happy fool who doesn't care for what nobody thinks about them then I'm really living a good life..


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    Oct 17th, 2011 10:36am report

    "Good-Life" by OneRepublic I believe focuses on being the person you want to be and not what others want you to be, because in the song it said "When everything is out, you gotta take it in". I believe it meant that whatever you do, you got to take in the effects of whatever you did so you can take in the feelings expressed. Which leads to the chorus of "Oh, this has gotta be the good life, this has gotta be the good life, this could really be a good life, good life." This song really gave off a lot of feelings, because I never really expressed who I was really. But after this song, I felt like I could do about anything, because its all uplifting and brings a weird feeling in me.


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    Nov 27th, 2012 11:02pm report

    This song is totally about Ryan Tedder's rise to success in the music industry. He has a sweet life, after years of hard work breaking in, and this song celebrates it. It is busy: all the travelling, and friends never know where you are, but when it all comes down to it, you gotta take it in. It passes quick, so enjoy your youth and whatever blessings you receive.

    Of course, like all good hits, this song has lyrics that can broadly be applied to anyone at any time. For me, this song pops into my head during those sweet, sweet moments that arise, that I savor. Those are the times when I know that life is beautiful and I am lucky to be alive.


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    Jan 7th, 2014 1:05pm report

    Perserverance, not settling for to long and just in general challenging yourself to find that good life! The one everyone should have.


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    May 20th, 2012 5:40pm report

    I think he is saying that everybody thinks he has the good life, traveling all over and in and out of planes etc, but his friends in LA they don't know he is saying the life he is leading isnt as great as everybody thinks, they think he has the good life


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    Aug 21st, 2011 8:05pm report

    Its about throwing away your woes and worries and having a good life, just because you can.


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    Aug 10th, 2011 8:41am report

    To me it says: does not matter what direction you heading or where you find yourself,or what you did or did not achieve, some people may not know what you went through,but make the best of every moment. You are about to have a good life.


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    Jul 16th, 2011 7:21pm report

    I think its saying just have a good life and forget bout some of the crap in the world and just live.


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    Jun 27th, 2011 6:33am report

    The song is about how any day can be fantastic if you make it that happen that way.

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