Weezer - The Good Life

One of my favorite things about music is its power to take poetry—sad, tragic poetry—and turn it into something else entirely. It’s what Pinkerton does so perfectly. “The Good Life” begins like any classic Weezer song, with a damn catchy electric guitar verse. The lyrics that follow are unexpected and dark, and when juxtaposed with such an upbeat, catchy sound behind them, we’re clued into how manic and uncontrollable Rivers Cuomo was at the time.

I should have no feeling, ‘cuz feeling is pain / As everything I need is denied me / And everything I want is taken away from me.”

"The Good Life" is a battle cry.