Sunday, August 11, 2019

Song Lyrics #11 - Wouldn't It Be Good


This week I'm looking at Wouldn't It Be Good by Nik Kershaw. Such a catchy little tune, although to look at the lyrics it might seem a little melancholy? But I think it has an amazing message of realizing that other people don't always have it better- and even if they do, your life is your own, you're the only you there is ever gonna be, so take your life and live it. I think it's positive.    

So what do you think?   



Lyrics

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 

15 comments:

  1. He looks very Duran Duran.

    I actually was talking in my Sunday post about how you can't tell what people are struggling with from the outside. Seems like a fitting song for that.

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    1. He does, doesn't he? :)

      It really does! So true.

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  2. I also like this one by The Beach boys


    Wouldn't It Be Nice
    The Beach Boys
    Wouldn't it be nice if we were older
    Then we wouldn't have to wait so long?
    And wouldn't it be nice to live together
    In the kind of world where we belong?
    You know it's gonna make it that much better
    When we can say goodnight and stay together
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could wake up
    In the morning when the day is new?
    And after having spent the day together
    Hold each other close the whole night through?
    Happy times together we've been spending
    I wish that every kiss was never ending
    Oh, wouldn't it be nice?
    Maybe if we think and wish and hope and pray
    It might come true (run run ooo)
    Baby, then there wouldn't be a single thing we couldn't do
    We could…






    Source: LyricFind

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    1. That's a great one! I know that song :)

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  3. You are killing it with your lyrics posts, Greg! The last few weeks have been songs that I've loved for many years. This one included. I always thoughts the lyrics were a little melancholy for the more upbeat/light-hearted music. (Ans the video was just strange. I never could figure out what he was supposed to be. An alien?)

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    1. Thanx!! The last few have been absolute favorites of mine too. And I think you'll like next week's... :)

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  4. I ADORE this song but then I'm a sucker for the 80s.

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  5. Ooo thanks for sharing these! I love classic 80's songs. I mean, there weren't a while lot of them that weren't awesome.

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  6. So just reading the lyrics, it almost sounds like it should be a duet. But the singer reveals themselves to be very judgmental. Just because someone's like looks good from the outside doesn't mean it is.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This is one of my all time favorite songs!

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  8. OMG - this is from my all-time favorite movie, and not only was this song fabulous, the entire soundtrack was epic.

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  9. I thought I was pretty well-versed in 80s music, but I don't know this one!

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