Good Life
Kanye West Lyrics


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Like we always do at this time
I go for mine, I gots to shine
Now throw yo' hands up in the sky
I go-go for mine, I gots to shine
Now throw yo' hands up in the sky

I'ma get on this TV mama, I'ma
I'ma put shit down
Ayy (ayy), ayy (ayy)
Ayy (ayy), ayy (ayy)
I'm good

Welcome to the good life
Where niggas who sell D
Won't even get pulled over in they new V
The good life, let's go on a living spree
Shit, they say the best things in life are free
The good life, it feel like Atlanta
It feel like L.A., it feel like Miami
It feel like N.Y., summertime Chi, ahh
Now throw yo' hands up in the sky
So I roll through good
Y'all pop the trunk, I pop the hood, Ferrari
And she got the goods
And she got that ass, I got to look, sorry
Yo, it's got to be 'cause I'm seasoned
Haters give me them salty looks, Lawry's
50 told me, "Go 'head, switch the style up
And if they hate then let 'em hate
And watch the money pile up" the good life

Now I, I go for mine, I got to shine
Now throw yo' hands up in the sky
Now I, I go for mine, I got to shine
Now throw yo' hands up in the sky (ayy)

I'ma get on this TV mama, I'ma
I'ma put shit down
Ayy (ayy), ayy (ayy)
Ayy (ayy), ayy (ayy)
I'm good

Welcome to the good life
Where we like the girls who ain't on TV
'Cause they got more (ass than the models)
The good life, so keep it coming with the bottles
'Til she feel booze like she bombed at Apollo
The good life, it feel like Houston
It feel like Philly, it feel like D.C.
It feel like VA, or the Bay, or Yay
Ayy, this is the good life
Welcome to the good life
Uh, homie, tell me what's good
Why I only got a problem when you in the hood?
Welcome to the good life
Like I'm new in the hood, the only thing I wish
(I wish a nigga would)
Welcome to the good life
He probably think he could, but, but
I don't think he should
Welcome to the good life
50 told me, "Go 'head, switch the style up
And if they hate then let 'em hate
And watch the money pile up" the good life

Now I, I go for mine, I got to shine (yeah)
Now throw yo' hands up in the sky
Now I, I go for mine, I got to shine
Now throw yo' hands up in the sky (ayy)

I'ma get on this TV mama, I'ma
I'ma put shit down
Ayy (ayy), ayy (ayy)
Ayy (ayy), ayy (I'm good)

Have you ever popped champagne on a plane
While getting some brain?
Whipped it out, she said, "I never seen snakes on a plane"
Whether you broke or rich, you gotta get this
Havin' money's the everything, not havin' it is
I was splurgin' on trizz
But when I get my card back activated
I'm back to Vegas (welcome to the good life)
'Cause I always had a passion for flashin' before I had it
I close my eyes and imagine the good life (hey)

Is the good life better than the life I live
When I thought that I was gonna go crazy
And now my grandmama ain't the only girl calling me baby
And if you feelin' me now then put your hands up in the sky




And let me hear you say hey, hey, hey, ooh
I'm good

Overall Meaning

The first verse of the song "Good Life" by Kanye West starts with the artist telling us it's time to shine and that he's going to put himself on TV. He exudes confidence and encourages everyone to throw their hands up in the sky as he goes for it. In the chorus, he describes the "good life" as a lifestyle where even drug dealers can drive around in a new car without getting pulled over. He talks about living life to the fullest and how the best things in life are free.


In the second verse, Kanye continues to celebrate life and the pleasures it has to offer. He likes girls who aren't necessarily models but have great personalities and curves. He talks about drinking liquor until they feel like they bombed at the Apollo in Harlem. He names various cities and how it feels to be living the "good life" in each one of them. The third verse features Kanye talking about how he has always been attracted to flashy things, and how even before he had money, he always had a passion for showing off. He closes the song with an existential question - is the "good life" really better than what he's had before? Kanye asks us to throw our hands up in the sky and join him in declaring that he's good, no matter what.


Line by Line Meaning

Like we always do at this time
As usual, at this time, I go for what I want because I need to stand out.


I go for mine, I gots to shine
I strive to pursue my goals and aspirations so that I can succeed and shine.


Now throw yo' hands up in the sky
Now it's time to celebrate, raise your hands up in the air.


I'ma get on this TV mama, I'ma
I'm going to make it to television and showcase my skill.


I'ma put shit down
I will do exceptionally well and leave a lasting impression.


The good life, let's go on a living spree
Let's enjoy life to the fullest and indulge ourselves.


Shit, they say the best things in life are free
They often say that the most beautiful and valuable things in life don't cost anything.


It feel like Atlanta
It feels like we're living it up in Atlanta.


It feel like L.A., it feel like Miami
It's like we're partying and relaxing in L.A. and Miami.


It feel like N.Y., summertime Chi, ahh
We're soaking up the vibe of N.Y. and feeling the warmth of summertime in Chicago.


And she got that ass, I got to look, sorry
I can't help but stare at her stunning figure when I see her.


Yo, it's got to be 'cause I'm seasoned
Maybe it's because I'm experienced and mature.


50 told me, "Go 'head, switch the style up
My friend 50 advised me to change my approach and try something new.


And if they hate then let 'em hate
If someone dislikes or disapproves, let them be.


Where we like the girls who ain't on TV
We appreciate the women who aren't always in the limelight.


The good life, so keep it coming with the bottles
We're living the high life, so we should continue to enjoy it with drinks.


'Til she feel booze like she bombed at Apollo
Until she is completely intoxicated and feels like she performed at the Apollo theater.


It feel like Houston
It's like we're enjoying ourselves in Houston.


It feel like Philly, it feel like D.C.
We're experiencing the same vibe in Philadelphia and Washington D.C.


Ayy, this is the good life
This is what it means to live the luxurious life.


Uh, homie, tell me what's good
What's good, my friend?


Why I only got a problem when you in the hood?
Why do I only experience problems in my neighborhood when you're around?


I was splurgin' on trizz
I was spending lavishly on extravagant and unnecessary things.


But when I get my card back activated
When my card is activated again,


I'm back to Vegas (welcome to the good life)
I'll return to Las Vegas and embrace the high life once again.


Is the good life better than the life I live
I'm wondering whether living the high life is better than my current life.


When I thought that I was gonna go crazy
When I believed that I was going to lose my mind.


And if you feelin' me now then put your hands up in the sky
If you're feeling the vibe, raise your hands up high.


And let me hear you say hey, hey, hey, ooh
And let me hear you say hey, hey, hey, ooh.


I'm good
I'm doing great.




Lyrics Β© BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, Sentric Music, Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Aldrin Davis, Faheem Najm, James Ingram, John Stephens, Kanye West, Michael Dean, Quincy Jones

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I was in middle school when this song came out. Now Im married with two kids! πŸ˜ƒ

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Time flies

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congrats and are you still a ye fan?

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There's something brilliant about this song, as soon as I turn it on, I feel like life is really good.

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