"Good Lives" as written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson and Jon Siebels....
there's a plastic toy four door in the cereal box and
he's licking off the sugar off the breakfast if chumps
Promise that forever we will never get better at growing up and learning to lie
There is no floor 13 there's not even a second story
You got one to tell and its sad as hell
Promise that forever we will never get better at growing up and learning to lie
Grad school kid with wall street glim
Got a suit and a tie and a record with winners
Promise that forever we will never get better at growing up and learning to lie

I'm on my way back home now
Good lives are gold, like the oldest story
Will mine be told while I'm still young and horney
I know my role is to be a confusion
Set the clock back when I'm growing old

This kid came over and I let him crash
But he went into my wallet and he grabbed my cash
Promise that forever we will never get better at growing up and learning to lie
And the good girlfriend she turned me in
I was lying with my eyes about adultery sin
Promise that forever we will never get better at growing up and learning to lie
I'm on my way back home now
Good lives are gold, like the oldest story
Will mine be told while I'm still young and horney
I know my role is to be a confusion
Set the clock back when I'm growing old

Never wanted to be like you or all the rest
I've always been the first one to settle for second best
I never wanted to be I never wanted to be I never wanted to be
Like you

Good lives are gold, like the oldest story
Will mine be told while I'm still young and horney
I know my role is to be a confusion
Set the clock back when I'm growing old
Promise that forever we will never get better at growing up and learning to lie x4


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"Good Lives" as written by Max Collins Jon Siebels

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs of all time. so underrated. i agreed with RestingPlace. but at the same time its nice cause at the same time i'm glad they're not all over MTV. but then again im sad they kinda died

    always, what this song says to me is an ironic statement about good lives. i think its about a bunch of people who at first glance would be said to have "good lives" but in reality they are miserable.
    abnormallityon July 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI agree with who says that this is one of the most underrated bands of last 15 years, but the good news is that they came back together and a new album will be released this fall!

    My interpretation on the string "There is no floor 13, theres not even a second story, You got one to tell and its sad as hell" is that is related to the movie "The thirteen floor", in which the characters can take possession on virtual life identities. It's a little bit more complicated, but watch the movie... ;)
    foxanderssonon August 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIT'S "OF Chumps" in the below cited verse. He's referring to Wheaties and the chorus mocks the fact that adults lie to make money, have sex, get out of trouble, and, for all practical purposes, achieve anything that promotes self-preservation. Furthermore, "Good lives are gold like the oldest story," means we aspire to be reputable and honest in our lives but never are because we all fall short of our aspirations; we are human. Therefore, we aim to achieve nobility which the previous generations claims to have achieved (e.g., "I walked up hill both ways to get to school). The fact is, they never achieve anything noble either and neither will we... Sorry for the morbidity.

    "there's a plastic toy four door in the cereal box and
    he's licking off the sugar off the breakfast if chumps."
    Drphoytecon June 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's a plastic dwarf warlord in the cereal box and
    He's licking off the sugar off the breakfast of chumps

    Prep school kid with wall street glib

    I know my role is to be all confusion
    Set the clock back I'm not growing old
    prayingmantis84on April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyway. Definitely the best song on IAIYH... so awesome.
    prayingmantis84on April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSet the clock back we're not not growing old
    Ratboyon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about our generation of teens/young adults and it tells stories of different kinds of people that there are.
    st_ernon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm still floored that these guys only sold 195k copies of this record, if they had just released this yesterday the radio would be all over this shit, I guess thats what you get for being ahead of your time. Amazing song...'Promise that forever we will never get better at growing up and learning to lie.'
    RestingPlaceon May 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite Eve 6 song. IAIYH is one of the most underrated albums I've come across.
    affy_tappleon December 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about these group of kids waiting to tell their stories they just wanna have a say in the world and since there kids they are getting denined there chance
    ryanandrewlucas14on January 25, 2008   Link

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