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Good Life.

12:11 AM claire 0 Comments

So I've recently been a little down due to certain events, people aren't always what they seem to be, those smiles are scowls once your back is turned. 

This song randomly played on my iPod and the lyrics just hit me in the face. Why am I worrying about something I can't control? If people want to be this way, that's not my concern. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. I'm not the most fortunate person out there, but I definitely have things in life to be grateful for. 

Life is a journey that will always have ups and downs, it's what you learn from the downs so that you don't repeat the mistake that helps you get on with life! Why stay sad and despondent and depressed when the world is your oyster and there's so many opportunities for you to seize? 

I linked the video below, hit play and continue reading, I wrote my comments about the lyrics as we go along :)





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 


It has been almost a year since I found myself in Europe. Surreal. Despite being kinda robbed and scammed, life was great. I was exactly where I wanted to be. I don't really know how I got there (yes I know I got there by plane) but all I know was that I wanted to go to Europe for my graduation trip SO BADLY. 

I saved. I worked myself to the bone. I (somehow) managed to juggle school work, projects, studying, while I worked 6 days a week. 

Then there was the issue of PLANNING the trip. Research had to be done to find good hotels, which places to visit, where to eat etc. I didn't have time for that. Hence I got a travel agent to do that for me, for a small additional fee. 

It happened. The day before I flew off, I couldn't sleep, too excited. Even the plane ride was filled with excitement. Don't know how I got there but it felt awesome.

 
New names and numbers that I don't know 
Address to places like Abbey Road 
Day turns to night, night turns to whatever we want 
We're young enough to say 



I couldn't even pronounce street names! Haha. We could speak hokkien vulgarities on the streets and nobody would know! (We didn't). The sun would set a little later so we felt like we had extra energy. Most nights were spent resting, other nights we headed out for supper or played monopoly deal. We went for a pub crawl in London and of course met new people there and got their contact to meet up again for drinks or to hang out the following days!


[Chorus] 

Oh this has gotta be the good life 
This has gotta be the good life 
This could really be a good life, good life 

Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight 
Like this city is on fire tonight 
This could really be a good life 
A good, good life 



This song doesn't necessarily have to be applied only for travels! It could be used symbolically, perhaps how you ended up in a school of your choice, a company you applied for and clinched etc! When you've got the feeling, you'll know. Nothing can bring you down and you feel like you can accomplish anything! :) 

 
[Verse 2] 

To my friends in New York, I say hello 
My friends in L.A. they don't know 
Where I've been for the past few years or so 
Paris to China to Col-or-ado 

 Take a picture that's kinda hiding the main object, and ask your friends where you are :P

Sometimes there's airplanes I can't jump out 
Sometimes there's bullshit that don't work now 
We are god of stories but please tell me-e-e-e 
What there is to complain about 


There will always be crap thrown at you, but why complain? Remember the positives, learn how to deal with the crap, and then you throw some back :P
 
 

[Bridge 1] 

When you're happy like a fool 
Let it take you over 
When everything is out 
You gotta take it in 

[Bridge 2] 

Hopelessly 
I feel like there might be something that I'll miss 
Hopelessly 
I feel like the window closes oh so quick 
Hopelessly 
I'm taking a mental picture of you now 
'Cuz hopelessly 
The hope is we have so much to feel good about




I miss this, for sure.
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Our advantage is our AGE. We're young! We're single (not married)! It's all about perception. Put this song in your music player and I hope it reminds you of that every time you listen to it :)
 Fight negativity!
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