Weezerpedia:Today's featured song/March 8, 2009

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"The Good Life" is the second single and sixth track from Pinkerton. It was also released on an EP entitled "OZ EP". "The Good Life" is the first track on the second half of Pinkerton. The song is about Rivers' time at Harvard, having his surgery, and genuinely feeling detached from everyone and his rock star life. The song makes references to the cane Rivers had to walk around with in post-recovery from his leg-lengthening surgery. The song opens with a distinct G Major to E Minor chord progression riff and then all the instruments enter for the verses. It is also about the desire Rivers had to get back to recording, touring and groupies. It is the opposite kind of longing that "Across the Sea" (the track before it) craves. Rather than a specific girl, someone to love, etc, Rivers simply wants to make sweet love all night. more