Wouldn't It Be Good - Nik Kershaw
I got it bad
You don't know how bad I got it
You got it easy
You don't know when you got it good
It's getting harder
Just keeping life and soul together
I'm sick of fighting
Even though I know I should
The cold is biting
Through each and every nerve and fibre
My broken spirit is frozen to the core
Don't wanna be here no more

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was for just one day
And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away
Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
The grass is always greener over there
Wouldn't it be good if we cold live without a care

You must be joking
You don't know a thing about it
You've got no problem
I'd stay right there if it were you
I got it harder
You couldn't dream how hard it got it
Stay out of my shoes
If you know what's good for you
The heat is stifling
Burning me up from the inside
The sweat is coming through each and every pore
Don't wanna be here no more

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was just for one day
And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away
Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
The grass is always greener over there
And wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care

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    General Commentthis song plays at my work all the time and i've been trying to figure out who sings this!!!! i have asked tons of people and no one knew. i was just on itunes radio and this was on, i'm soo happy i finally found it. good song.
    Aubrey Bobreyon November 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits a good song
    Coffie&cigaretson February 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes. it is.
    supertedon July 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is his best song! "Don't wanna be here no more"-was my mantra in school.

    Thia007on November 21, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaning"Wouldn't It Be Good" is a song written and recorded by singer Nik Kershaw for his 1984 studio album Human Racing. The song has been covered by numerous artists since, including Placebo, Danny Hutton Hitters, Cascada, and Soulwax.

    The second single from Kershaw's debut solo album Human Racing, it was among his more popular singles spending three weeks at #4 in the UK charts and becoming a hit throughout Europe. It is also the song with which he is most closely associated in the U.S., where it narrowly missed going Top 40. Kershaw performed this song at Live Aid in London's Wembley Stadium, in July 1985.
    Kershaw's prior single, his debut, had failed to be a major hit, and it was on the strength of this record's success that the earlier single, "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me", was promoted for a re-release. This time the single went all the way to #2 in the UK, becoming his highest-charting single there to date.
    "Wouldn't It Be Good" was released in a single version and an extended 12" version. The main synth tune was produced using a combination of PPG Wave 2.2 and a Yamaha DX7. A remix by Simon Boswell, clocking in at 7:20, appears on the album Retro:Active 4: Rare & Remixed.
    Nik Kershaw's "Wouldn't It Be Good" plays in the background of a scene from Gotcha!, an action film released in 1985. It also features in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories on the radio station "Flash FM" set in 1984 in a metropolitan area patterned after Miami, Florida. The song was also featured in two Ricky Gervais projects, Episode 6 Season 2 of the British TV comedy "Extras" and the "Living With Ricky" special feature on his DVD Politics.
    In 2009, VH1 listed the song as #88 among their 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the '80s. It also appeared on the "Pretty in Pink" soundtrack.

    This song was first covered by Danny Hutton's Hitters for the 1986 John Hughes film Pretty in Pink, starring Molly Ringwald. This song was also covered by American girl group She Moves on their 1997 debut album Breaking All The Rules. A Eurotrance group called Pure Pressure also covered the song in a 2002 release by the Zeitgeist label. In 2002, the song was covered by the second season finalists of the French Star Academy program on the album Star Academy fait sa boum, sung by Nolwenn Leroy and Georges-Alain Jones. In 2008, a version by Tina Arena was released on the album Songs of Love & Loss 2. Alternative rock band Placebo features a cover as the B-side to their June 2009 single "For What It's Worth".
    Soulwax covered "Wouldn't It Be Good" on their album Much Against Everyone's Advice in 1997.
    German singer Juliane Werding covered the song with a German text in 1984.
    German gothic rock act ASP released a cover of the song as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of their 2011 album Fremd.
    sepultura1987on February 09, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe song builds on everyone's ultimate fantasy : being someone else. All human beings have the tendency to imagine that other have it easier & to wish to be I someone else's shoes.
    anna_ramapuramon August 24, 2016   Link

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