"Wouldn't It Be Good" as written by and 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've 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
I don't want to be here no more

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was for just one day?
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 could 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 I were you
I got it harder
You couldn't dream how hard I 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
I don't want to be here no more
I don't want to be here no more
I don't want to be here no more

Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was for just one day?
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 could live without a care?

I got it bad
You don't know how bad I got it
You got it easy
You don't know when you've got it good
It's getting harder
Just keeping life and soul together
I'm sick of fighting
Even though I know I should


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"Wouldn't It Be Good" as written by Nik Kershaw

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  • +7
    General CommentIt's purely about "the grass" being "greener" on the other side. How we imagine things would be better "if only..." instead of loving what we have and who we already are.

    I always loved this song and the video from the eighties. Now, I hear something that I didn't at a younger age.

    It's a two-sided dialogue. One party is telling how they are struggling and unhappy: restless.

    The other party is the chorus: Those who think it would "be good" to be the first party.

    The former tries to explain their eror, but the chorus remains unchanged each time. I imagine a celebrity and their fans. Artists make their work look easy, and fans imagine that it truly would be all "good" if they could live their imagined perceptions of a celebrity's life.

    The video was always eerie and omenous to me, and now I see a bit more... The character constantly reflects and carries the experiences of others right within his person. It's not something he can control, and yet it is what drives him. Others wish they could be in his place, though he tells them that it's not all that they imagine it to be. He lives, like an alien, among others and eventually must return to from wherever he came, possibly as only energy when he finds a device that can take him home.

    It's a pretty somber theme to me.

    -Phase
    warmPhaseon July 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAdore this song...
    mirandajuneon August 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of the breakfast club
    koolestlozerevaon August 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video has more than a passing resemblance to The Man in the White Suit
    penwakenyorimoyasushion December 02, 2016   Link

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