A GOOD LIFE

Joe Grushecky's album version


A-one, two, three, go

Daddy always told me money don't mean everything
Consider yourself a lucky man, you got a guitar and you still can sing
As usual my Daddy was right

I got two kids, two cats, a good dog and a lucky hat
An old house, a fast car, but I don't go very far
I got a beautiful wife and I'm leading a good life

Well I wake up in the morning at the crack of dawn, hit the clock before it rings
I work hard all day but at quitting time I forget about everything
I walk out those doors and back into the light

Whoa! Hey!
I got two kids, two cats, a good dog and a lucky hat
An old house, a fast car, but I don't go very far
I got a beautiful wife and I'm leading a good life
I'm leading a good life

Just because they sign my check that don't mean they own my soul
It took me a while to figure it out but Daddy now I know

As usual my Daddy was right

I have two kids, two cats, a good dog and a lucky hat
An old house, a fast car, but I don't go very far
I got a beautiful wife and I'm leading a good life
I'm living a good life
I'm living a good life
I'm living a good life

Whoa! Whoa!
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Info

A GOOD LIFE is a song written by Joe Grushecky and released on his 2006 album A Good Life. Bruce Springsteen participated in the recording of this track, sharing vocals and playing guitar with Grushecky.

The above lyrics are for Joe Grushecky's album version of A GOOD LIFE as released in 2006.

A Good Life

A Good Life is a studio album by Joe Grushecky released on 15 Aug 2006 on Schoolhouse Records. It features Bruce Springsteen on four tracks. He shares vocals and plays guitar with Grushecky on CODE OF SILENCE, IS SHE THE ONE, and A GOOD LIFE, and only plays guitar on SEARCHING FOR MY SOUL. The primary recording sessions for the album took place at studios in West Virginia. However Springsteen, with Toby Scott engineering, worked only from his New Jersey home studio and overdubbed onto Gruschecky's already completed basic tracks.

Joe Grushecky -- A Good Life
Joe Grushecky -- A Good Life

  1. CODE OF SILENCE
  2. IS SHE THE ONE
  3. DON'T FORGET WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM
  4. A GOOD LIFE
  5. BEAUTY FADES
  6. NOTHING WITHOUT YOU
  7. TOO HOT TO THINK
  8. THE OTHER SHOE
  9. PARTY TONIGHT
  10. SEARCHING FOR MY SOUL
  11. FATHER AND SON
  12. SAFE AT HOME
  13. LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN [bonus track]

Other Official Releases

In addition to its release on A Good Life, Joe Grushecky's album version of A GOOD LIFE was also included on other releases.

Joe Grushecky -- A Good Life - Sampler (sampler cover art)
Joe Grushecky -- A Good Life - Sampler

CD-R - no label (no catalog number) - USA, 2006

US-only promotional sampler compiling six tracks from A Good Life.

Live History

A GOOD LIFE was performed during the seventh (2006) annual Light Of Day benefit. The song was played with Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers.

  1. 02 Dec 2006 at Starland Ballroom, Sayeville, NJ

Bruce Springsteen appeared at a total of six Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers concerts at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2010, 2011, and 2014. A GOOD LIFE was performed on 04 Nov 2011.

  1. 04 Nov 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Credits

Thanks Steen Andersson (rosalita101 at Greasy Lake) for the A Good Life - Sampler scan.

Available Versions

List of available versions of A GOOD LIFE on this website:

A GOOD LIFE [Joe Grushecky's album version]

Page last updated: 19 Aug 2015