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 Maseratti 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 makin' 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
Just leave a message, maybe I'll call

Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through
(Everybody say, "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 say, "Oh yeah," "Oh yeah")
I keep on goin' guess I'll never know why
Life's been good to me so far

Ah, yeah, yeah

(Uh-oh, here comes a flock of wah-wahs)

Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

Life's Been Good Lyrics as written by Joe Walsh

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentI love this song, the music is awesome, and it has really funny lyrics.

    The lyrics arent as happy as you might think, though. It basically shows the life of a regular rockstar in a different light. He hasn't changed, just everybody and everything else, according to him. So he is basically just living his life, which has been good to him.

    Now in reality, we would see him as a party hard rockstar who spends his money on useless things ("I have a mansion, forget the price, I've never been there they tell me its nice.) , throws big destructive partys ("I live in hotels tear out the walls
    I have accountants pay for it all ", "I go to parties sometimes until four
    It's hard to leave when you can't find the door "), and basically just lives the regular rockstar life.
    sykobirdmanon September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty cool song... nice guitar part also
    BleedAmericanon July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep, i agree this song is a good one
    CoNjOutsidersLsSmon March 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand who would know better then joe how to party back in the 70s ...just kicks ass
    poohblueskyon July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjoe walsh is just an ordinary average guy, life's just been good to him so far
    AWOLon May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti want a maserati
    U2takemehigheron June 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis man is just tellin it how it is... He's a satisfied dude, lives nicely, no drama in this man's life, just takes everything as it comes... Such a chill song.
    shades1416on June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis isn't the eagles?
    lamerooskion September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey skynyrd, r u stupid joe walsh was not the lead singer of the eagles in fact the first song he played for on and album with the eagles was "life in the fast lane" ok so u were actually wrong and u dont need to go insulting other people about it

    ps... i love this song
    henypennyon October 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song
    absent124on July 14, 2005   Link

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