The Good Life (Slowpoke Version)

by Lach

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released December 21, 2015



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Track Name: The Good Life (Slowpoke version)
The Good Life

The yard is frozen stiff
like soldiers in a storm
waiting beneath the porchlight
for a cup of something warm
but there's nothing colder than
a fresh cut suburban lawn
twinkling as you sneak in
through the crack of dawn

It's quiet time tonight
the nation is sleeping
Purring gently beneath the video blue
The president said
that the good life is in good keeping
but after Nixon who knows what's true

I wanted to write tonight
about a lonely wife
and the designer house
for her designer life
but somehow, America, keeps marching through the door
and I think it will be a long time
before it's quiet time once more

But I feel so good in here
All my borders have been secured in here
I can kick back
Read a magazine or see what's good on TV
Because I enjoy the good life
Enjoy the good life