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The original eight-minute version was released on Walsh's 1978 album But Seriously, Folks..., and an edited 4 1/2 minute single version peaked at #12 on the US Billboard Hot 100, remaining his biggest solo hit.


I have a mansion but forget the price

Ain't never been there, they tell me it's nice

I live in hotels, tear out the walls

I have accountants, pay for it all

They say I'm crazy but I have a have a good time

I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime

Life's been good to me so far

My Maseratti does one-eighty-five

I lost my license, now I don't drive

I have a limo, ride in the back

I lock the doors in case I'm attacked

I'm making records, my fans they can't wait

They write me letters, tell me I'm great

So I got me an office, gold records on the wall

Just leave a message, maybe I'll call

Lucky I'm sane after all I've been through

(Everybody say I'm cool, he's cool)

I can't complain but sometimes I still do

Life's been good to me so far

I go to parties sometimes until four

It's hard to leave when you can't find the door

It's tough to handle this fortune and fame

Everybody's so different, I haven't changed

They say I'm lazy but it takes all my time

(Everybody say oh yeah, oh yeah)

I keep on goin' guess I'll never know why

Life's been good to me so far

Songwriters: Joe Walsh

Life's Been Good lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Spirit Music Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC


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