The Good Life

Album: Blurred Lines (2013)
Play Video


  • Robin Thicke released his debut album in 2003. A Beautiful World received very little promotion, and sold a disappointing 63,000 copies. The singer penned this piano and strings ballad during his tour for his second LP. "After my first album didn't sell any records, and the balloon popped, I had some tough years there," explained Thicke to VH1, "I started drinking a lot, I tried yoga, I tried to find God. During [The Evolution Of Robin Thicke tour], I wrote this song about not being a big star, and the kids in your town not knowing your name, and yet realizing I had an amazing wife, some great friends, and that was a good life even if I wasn't going to be a big star."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"

Mike Scott of The Waterboys - "Fisherman's Blues"They're Playing My Song

Armed with a childhood spent devouring books, Mike Scott's heart was stolen by the punk rock scene of 1977. Not surprisingly, he would go on to become the most literate of rockers.

Church Lyrics

Church LyricsMusic Quiz

Here is the church, here is the steeple - see if you can identify these lyrics that reference church.

Booker T. Jones

Booker T. JonesSongwriter Interviews

The Stax legend on how he cooked up "Green Onions," the first time he and Otis Redding saw hippies, and if he'll ever play a digital organ.

Grammar In Lyrics

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

Early Days of MTV

Early Days of MTVFact or Fiction

If you can recall the days when MTV played videos, you know that there are lots of stories to tell. See if you can spot the real ones.

Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)

Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)Songwriter Interviews

Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.