"Ain't This The Life" as written by and Danny Elfman....
Livin' way up now in a penthouse high
Our steaks are rare and our martini's dry
Folks below they say it ain't fair
Hell with them, I really don't care
Joie de vivre, mon amie
Ain't this the life

Having a party on a big jet plane
I got so drunk that I could feel no pain
Hangin' out in Acapulco,
Drinkin' rum and sniffin' co-co
Pretty senorita look this way
Dancing through the night
Everything's alright
Girlfriend and a wife
Ain't this the life, Ain't this the life
Ain't this the life, baby, baby, baby . . .

Tropical island in the deep blue sea
The natives are friendly and the lobster's free
Sipping cognac like a French king
Plenty of room, I own the whole thing
Joie de vivre, mon amie
Ain't this the life

Think I'll go out now on a shopping spree
Breakfast in New York, dinner in Parie
Hangin' out with Lynn and Suzie
Have a massage and a jacuzzi
Climb into bed and see what's on TV
Dancing through the night
Everything's alright
Girlfriend and a wife . . .
Ain't this the life, Ain't this the life
Ain't this the life, tell me, tell me, tell me . . .


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    General Commentthis song is not shallow, it's ironic. they are running through the mind of an upper class citizen in the first person, showing just where their morals and priorities lie. and it's kinda sad cause i'm sure there are too many people that really do think this way when they fall into money like that. i don't know why there aren't more posts on OB songs, danny elfman is a brillian lyricist.
    truth_or_happinesson August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshallow, but it has such a good beat, and rythm seriously though, It's like someone who had money fall onto them, and they want to F*bleep*ing enjoy it.
    Polecaton November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like this song because it mentions New York as a very upscale place
    PursuitofLifeon March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDANNY ELFMAN RULEZ!!!
    good song, catchy lyrics, what more do u need
    DiegoTheGreaton July 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnothing to add i agree with Truth and happiness. Dead on.
    pentagontraileron October 17, 2008   Link

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