"The Good Things" is the twelfth track on Cherry Poppin' Daddies concept album Susquehanna. Since the album tells a progressive narrative, this is the song that resolves the former strife in life and love expressed by earlier songs. In lead singer Steve Perry's own description, "This is the song where everything has been worked through, and has returned to the beginning. After the vignettes of the past, the guilt, the loneliness, the desire for self-destruction, and then the irrational decision to keep on going, there is a kind of closure; the end of the psychic journey has arrived in acceptance. The relationship from the beginning has been returned to, and the character has achieved a bittersweet grace with its failure. He decides to remember only the good things."