Good Days
SZA Lyrics


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Good day in my mind, safe to take a step out
Get some air now, let your edge out
Too soon, I spoke, you be heavy in my mind
Can you get the heck out?
I need rest now, got me bummed out
You so, you so, you, baby, baby, babe
I've been on my empty mind shit
I try to keep from losin' the rest of me
I worry that I wasted the best of me on you, baby
You don't care
Said, not tryna be a nuisance, it's just urgent
Tryna make sense of loose change
Got me a war in my mind
Gotta let go of weight, can't keep what's holding me
Choose to watch
While the world break up and fall on me

All the while, I'll await my armored fate with a smile
Still wanna try, still believe in (good days)
Good days, always (good days)
Always inside (always in my mind, always in my mind, mind)
Good day living in my mind

Tell me I'm not my fears, my limitations
I disappear, if you let me
Feeling like (on your own)
Feeling like Jericho
Feeling like Job when he lost his shit
Gotta hold my own, my cross to bear alone, I
Ooh, paid a deal, way to kill the mood
Know you like that shit, yeah, groovy baby, baby
Heavy on my empty mind shit

I gotta keep from losin' the rest of me (losin' the rest of me)
Still worry that I wasted the best of me on you, babe
You don't care
Said, not tryna be a nuisance, it's just urgent (it's urgent)
Tryna make sense of loose change
Got me a war in my mind (my mind)
Gotta let go of weight, can't keep what's holding me
Choose to watch
While the world break up and fall on me

All the while, I'll await my armored fate with a smile
Still wanna try, still believe in (good days, good days on my mind)
Good days (good days on my mind)
Always sunny inside (always in my mind, always in my mind, mind)
Good day living in my mind

Gotta get right, tryna free my mind before the end of the world
I don't miss no ex, I don't miss no text
I choose not to respond
I don't regret, just pretend shit never happened
Half of us layin' waste to our youth, is in the present
Half of us chasin' fountains of youth and it's in the present now

Always in my mind, always in my mind, mind




You've been making me feel like I'm
Always in my mind, always in my mind, mind

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "Good Days" by SZA explore the songwriter's internal struggle with her thoughts and emotions as she tries to move on from a past relationship. In the first verse, she expresses a need to take a step out and get some fresh air, allowing herself to be vulnerable and let her edge out. She also acknowledges the person who has been weighing heavy on her mind, wondering if they can leave so she can rest.


The second verse delves deeper into the songwriter's emotions as she tries to hold on to what's left of her after a relationship that left her feeling empty. She acknowledges her fear of losing herself and her struggles to make sense of her thoughts, which have been like loose change, causing a war in her mind. The chorus repeats, with SZA holding onto the hope of good days and acknowledging that they are always on her mind, even though she's currently in a place of heaviness.


The bridge of the song expresses an urgency in trying to free her mind before the end of the world, and SZA talks about choosing not to respond to things that don't matter while half of us waste our youth in the present, chasing fountains of youth. The song ends with the repeated acknowledgement that good days are always in her mind, even in the midst of her struggles.


Overall, the lyrics of "Good Days" reflect a personal journey of healing and accepting oneself in the midst of hardship and emotional turmoil.


Line by Line Meaning

Good day in my mind, safe to take a step out
I feel good today, and it's safe for me to go outside and take a break from my worries.


Get some air now, let your edge out
It's important to take a deep breath and relax, and let go of any negative feelings or emotions.


Too soon, I spoke, you be heavy in my mind
I spoke too soon, and now thoughts of you are weighing heavily on my mind.


Can you get the heck out?
I wish I could stop thinking about you and forget about the pain you've caused me.


I need rest now, got me bummed out
I'm exhausted and feeling down, and I really need to take a break and rest.


You so, you so, you, baby, baby, babe
I can't stop thinking about you, even though I know I should let go and move on.


I've been on my empty mind shit
I've been lost in my own thoughts and feelings, and it's been draining me mentally.


I try to keep from losin' the rest of me
I'm trying to hold onto what's left of me, and not lose myself completely in my thoughts and emotions.


I worry that I wasted the best of me on you, baby
I'm afraid that I gave too much of myself to you, and now I'm left feeling empty and broken.


You don't care
I feel like you don't care about me or my feelings, and it hurts.


Said, not tryna be a nuisance, it's just urgent
I don't want to be a bother, but I need to talk to someone and try to make sense of my thoughts.


Tryna make sense of loose change
I'm trying to understand my thoughts and feelings, even though they seem confusing and scattered.


Got me a war in my mind
My thoughts and emotions are conflicting and causing inner turmoil.


Gotta let go of weight, can't keep what's holding me
I need to let go of the things that are weighing me down and keeping me from moving forward.


Choose to watch
I'm choosing to be an observer of my own life, instead of always trying to control everything.


While the world break up and fall on me
Even when everything else seems to be falling apart, I'm still here and I will keep going.


All the while, I'll await my armored fate with a smile
No matter what the future brings, I will face it with strength and resilience.


Still wanna try, still believe in (good days)
I still have hope for better days ahead, and I'm willing to keep trying no matter what.


Good days, always (good days)
I believe that good days are always possible, even in the darkest moments.


Always inside (always in my mind, always in my mind, mind)
Even when things are tough, I can hold onto the hope that good days are always within me and my own thoughts.


Tell me I'm not my fears, my limitations
I want someone to remind me that I am not defined by my fears or what I believe my limitations to be.


I disappear, if you let me
I feel like I could disappear and fade away if someone doesn't help me out of my negative thoughts and feelings.


Feeling like (on your own)
Feeling like I'm alone in my struggles and no one understands me.


Feeling like Jericho
Feeling defeated and like everything is falling apart, like the biblical story of Jericho.


Feeling like Job when he lost his shit
Feeling like the biblical character Job, who went through tremendous trials and suffering.


Gotta hold my own, my cross to bear alone, I
I have to be strong and deal with my own struggles on my own.


Ooh, paid a deal, way to kill the mood
This topic is depressing, and brings down the mood.


Know you like that shit, yeah, groovy baby, baby
I know you like to hear me talk about my problems, even though it's not very uplifting.


Heavy on my empty mind shit
I'm still consumed by my thoughts and emotions, even though I'm trying to let go.


I gotta keep from losin' the rest of me (losin' the rest of me)
I have to hold onto what's left of myself, and not completely lose myself in my thoughts and feelings.


Still worry that I wasted the best of me on you, babe
I'm still scared that I gave too much of myself to you, and now I'm left feeling empty and lost.


Said, not tryna be a nuisance, it's just urgent (it's urgent)
I really need help and support right now, it's urgent for me to talk to someone.


Got me a war in my mind (my mind)
My mind is still at war with itself, and it's causing me a lot of stress and confusion.


Gotta let go of weight, can't keep what's holding me
I can't keep holding onto the things that are dragging me down, I need to let go and move on.


Choose to watch
I'm choosing to observe my life and not always try to control everything that happens.


While the world break up and fall on me
Even when everything else is crumbling around me, I'm still here and I will stay strong.


All the while, I'll await my armored fate with a smile
No matter what happens in the future, I will face it with strength and resilience.


Still wanna try, still believe in (good days, good days on my mind)
I still believe that there are better days ahead, and I'm willing to keep trying to make them happen.


Good days (good days on my mind)
I'm hopeful that good days will come, and I keep that positivity in my thoughts.


Always sunny inside (always in my mind, always in my mind, mind)
Even when things are tough, I remember that there is always hope and positivity within me.


Good day living in my mind
I choose to believe that there is a good day waiting for me, even if it's just in my own mind for now.


Gotta get right, tryna free my mind before the end of the world
I need to focus on getting better and letting go of the negative thoughts and emotions that are holding me back.


I don't miss no ex, I don't miss no text
I'm not hung up on any past exes or conversations, I'm focused on moving forward.


I just choose not to respond
I'm not going to engage in anything that will bring me down, I choose to not respond to negative things.


I don't regret, just pretend shit never happened
I don't have any regrets, I just try to move on from things and pretend they never happened.


Half of us layin' waste to our youth, is in the present
Many of us are wasting our youth by not focusing on the present, and instead being consumed by negativity and regrets.


Half of us chasin' fountains of youth and it's in the present now
Some of us are still trying to find the fountain of youth, even though we should be focusing on enjoying the present and living in the moment.


You've been making me feel like I'm
You've been causing me to feel like I am consumed by negative thoughts and emotions and can't escape them.


Always in my mind, always in my mind, mind
My thoughts and feelings are always with me, even when I try to let them go or ignore them.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Carlos Munoz, Carter Lang, Christopher Ruelas, Jacob Collier, Solana I. Rowe

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