"Life's Been Good" as written by and Joe Walsh....
I have a mansion
Forget the price
Ain't never been there
They tell me it's nice

I live in hotels
Tear out the walls
I have accountants
Pay for it all

They say I'm crazy but I have a good time
I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
Life's been good to me so far

My Maserati
Does one eighty-five
I lost my license
Now I don't drive

I have a limo
Ride in the back
I lock the doors
In case I'm attacked

I'm making records
My fans they can't wait
They write me letters
Tell me I'm great

So I got me an office
Gold records on the wall
ust leave a message
Maybe I'll call

Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
(Everybody sing) I'm cool (He's cool)
I can't complain but sometimes I still do
Life's been good to me so far

I go to parties
Sometimes until four
It's hard to leave
When you can't find the door

It's tough to handle
This fortune and fame
Everybody's so different
I haven't changed

They say I'm lazy but it takes all my time
(Everybody sing) Oh yeah (Oh yeah)
I keep on going guess I'll never know why
Life's been good to me so far baby,
inside the Sad Cafe.

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  • +1
    General CommentIt can't be on the Eagles greatest hits because it is by Joe walsh - as a soloist.
    Obvious meaning of the lyrics - a satirical look at a rock star's life and the trappngs of success. Funny but probably true.
    Love the lyrics.
    "I can't complain but sometimes I still do".
    chrisb1on February 19, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is one of the best Joe Walsh has ever written

    The song it self is a tribute to his life in general
    The Lines
    "I live in hotels
    Tear out the walls
    I have accountants
    Pay for it all"
    It refers to what get him actually entertained while on tour. He was given a chainsaw for his birthday and he would litteraly destroys the hotel room but before he would always bring an accountant and give them money before hand
    This song is one of the best live
    Eaglesdabombon January 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunny song with obvious meaning. And yeah it is NOT an Eagles song, this is from Joe Walsh's solo career though he plays it live with the Eagles now.
    Justintimeon July 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant beleive this song only has this many comments. i love this song. def. one of my favs by the eagles
    the-winkon August 08, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWow...I cant believe nobody has ever commented on this song. I love this song. I dont understand why its not on the complete Greatest Hits Album...Of course its not as good as Hotel California-but its good enough for me!
    NCguard63on January 24, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentStupid song about stars that don't deserve anything.
    Mode000on April 04, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI like this song alot..
    go Joe you ROCKK!
    darbynicoleXDon September 02, 2009   Link

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