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The Good Life

Recorded early 1995 (w/ The NPG) and released as the 9th track on NPG album Exodus (March 27, 1995). The "Big City Remix" (Prince vox) was released on maxi-single (June 13, 1995). Written by Prince.

 
The good life 1 day, that's what I'll b livin'
Fantasy never hurt nobody, whatever chills the illin'
When the everyday gets on ur last 1, give it up and go
2 the place n everyone's future, the good life 1 day we'll know
Good life

Everyday after school, U know where 2 find this brother
Uptown at every movie show, outta my life 2 another
That was the only thing that I wanted 2 do, that was my drug of choice
Left all the funny smellin' cigarettes 2 the American boys
"La Dolce Vita" was the knob that turned me on
Marcello Mastroianni, Italian mac comin' on strong
He had all the honeys, the kind from the magazines
Small waist, big rights, biggest ones U've ever seen

The good life 1 day, that's what I'll b livin'
Fantasy never hurt nobody, whatever chills the illin'
When the everyday gets on ur last 1, give it up and go
2 the place n everyone's future, the good life 1 day we'll know
1 day we'll know (Good life)
Good life

Mama worked all night, went 2 school by day
Wanted 2 get her Master degree so she could make a better way
Set examples 4 her babies that we'll never 4get
That's where I guess my spirit comes from, eternally never met

Oh, the good life 1 day, that's what I'll b livin'
Fantasy never hurt nobody, whatever chills the illin' (Ooh, good life)
When the everyday gets on ur last 1, give it up and go
2 the place n everyone's future, the good life 1 day we'll know
Good life {repeat}
Hey...

Peace 2 the mother that knows that the babies
R the key 2 the world, key 2 the world
The battles of the future will b won by those
Who teach those baby boys and girls
This is our plea 2 the brothers who r tired of the barely gettin' by
Instead U should try 2 see ur future map out ur steps
And make sure no 1 dies

The good life (good) 1 day, that's what I'll b livin'
Fantasy never hurt nobody, whatever chills the illin'
(1 drop of blood ain't worth 4sakin' ur dreams)
When the everyday gets on ur last 1, give it up and go
(Music, sports, fashion, whatever)
2 the place n everyone's future, the good life 1 day we'll know
(Consolidate, think ahead and dream, dream)

The good life 1 day, that's what I'll b livin'
Fantasy never hurt nobody, whatever chills the illin' (Hey yeah, good life)
When the everyday gets on ur last 1, give it up and go (Good life, oh)
2 the place n everyone's future, the good life 1 day we'll know

New Power Generation (Good life)
Tryin' 2 lead the good life (1 day we'll know)
Oh yeah, oh Lord
The good life {repeat}
The good life 1 day, that's what I'll b livin'
Fantasy never hurt nobody, whatever chills the illin'
When the everyday gets on ur last 1, give it up and go
2 the place n everyone's future, the good life 1 day we'll know
Good life

The good life {repeat}
The good life 1 day we'll know


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