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Appropriate Back Catalog Song Of The Day: Good Life


The song was written in 2009, when all I had to worry about was quicksand, mean aliens, and earthquakes. But being the female folk singing Nostradamus, I predicted the pandemic and the fires. Although, in my wildest nightmares, I could have never predicted...Trump.


A few years ago singing in my shower with Garfunkel and Oates and Marina V.


Tomorrow the ground may shake

Like they said it was bound to happen one day

And the Hollywood sign will fall

The final call

Well, don't you fret, and don't be blue

You had me and I had you

It was a good life, it was a good, good life


Tomorrow we could all be gone

When the Russian gangsters sell the bomb

And the waves come roaring from the see

A hundred foot swells over Venice Beach

Well don't be scared, and take my hand

We'll swim into the Promised Land

It was a good life, it was a good, good life

It was a good life, it was a good, good life


Tomorrow a tiny cell might grow

In everyone and it's not the cold

Or the hole in the sky will open wide

The aliens land on the 105

If it comes to that, what can we do

You love me and I loved you

It was a good life, it was a good, good life

It was a good life, it was a good, good life


I said boom boom, crash crash underneath the overpass

Burning buildings, flying glass, a good life

On the day the earth stood still, we won't have to pay our bills

As the mud slides down the hill, a good life

And we won't have to make our beds, break out the booze and like I said

Let's have a ball before we're dead, a good life

Let the pious rise above, we'll go down in our sweet love

It was a good, good life

(Jill Sobule/Robin Eaton)

© Jill Sobule