Ain't Doin' Too Bad
Eva Cassidy Lyrics


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Well, I got me some money
And a fine place to stay
Got a car I can drive
I ride around everyday

Ain't doing too bad
Ain't doing too bad at all
I ain't doing too bad baby
Ain't doing too bad at all

I got a book full of men
I can call on the phone
And they all dig me
'Cause my conversation's so strong

Ain't doing too bad
Ain't doing too bad at all
I ain't doing too bad baby
Ain't doing too bad at all

I don't like work
Work don't like me
We stay away from each other
That's the way it ought to be

Ain't doing too bad
Ain't doing too bad at all
I ain't doing too bad baby
Ain't doing too bad at all

Ain't doing too bad
Ain't doing too bad at all



Oh no, no, no, I ain't doing too bad
Ain't doing too bad at all

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Eva Cassidy's song Ain't Doin' Too Bad exude a sense of contentment and satisfaction with the singer's current state of life. She starts off by expressing her financial stability with a good amount of money and a comfortable place to stay, along with a car to drive around. The repetition of the phrase "Ain't doing too bad" implies that the singer is in a good place and, despite not being extravagantly wealthy, is content with what she has.


The next stanza, however, shifts the focus on the singer's social life. She states that she has a book full of men she can call, and they all enjoy talking to her because of her strong conversation skills. This could suggest that the singer is popular and well-liked among her peers. The recurring line of "Ain't doing too bad" further emphasizes that the singer is comfortable with her social life as well.


Towards the end of the song, the singer addresses her outlook on work, stating that she does not like it and it does not like her, but they both "stay away from each other" which is "the way it ought to be." This line represents the freedom the singer feels without a strict tie to a job and its stresses. The song concludes with more repetition of the phrase "Ain't doing too bad" indicating that the singer's general outlook on life is optimistic and content.


Line by Line Meaning

Well, I got me some money
I have enough money to live comfortably.


And a fine place to stay
I have a beautiful home to live in.


Got a car I can drive
I have a car that I enjoy driving.


I ride around everyday
I enjoy the freedom and pleasure of driving my car.


Ain't doing too bad
Overall, my life is going well.


Ain't doing too bad at all
Things are going really well for me right now.


I ain't doing too bad baby
I am satisfied with my current situation.


I got a book full of men
I have many men who are interested in me.


I can call on the phone
They are willing to talk to me.


And they all dig me
They find me attractive and interesting.


'Cause my conversation's so strong
They enjoy talking to me and find me intelligent and thoughtful.


I don't like work
I do not enjoy working.


Work don't like me
Work is not interested in me as a person.


We stay away from each other
I try to avoid working as much as possible.


That's the way it ought to be
I believe that it is better for me to focus on the things I enjoy in life.


Oh no, no, no, I ain't doing too bad
I want to emphasize that my current situation is very good.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DON ROBEY

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Comments from YouTube:

mr. jinks

Blues, jazz, country, gospel, r & b, folk, pop. She did it all with perfection.

Polish issues

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💞💞💞💞💞 amazing talented lady with beautiful voice ❣️❣️❣️🌸

Софья Воскресенская

I can't decide which I love more about it, the singer whom I truly admire as a professional and as a personality, or the song itself which fits me so f**** well. Don't care that it's a cover, it will always remain Eva's song for me as I have always listened to it in her performance..

Salt Rock Shakers

Ain't doin' too bad, Eva! People love you all over the world, and many think you're the best ever, including me!!!

Yool Nowk

LOVE IT : )) 😁😁👍👍

OldSchoolMusic

Nice, Nice, NICE !!!

Geoff Turner

Smoooooooth!