Song Analysis “Good Life” OneRepublic

A description of the music of this song from wikipedia:

“The song has a repeated driving beat on the drums with the strumming of an acoustic guitar and a high-sung chorus. Ryan Tedder was quoted as saying about the song, “The real hook is the post hook — it’s what comes after it. We have this REALLY super simple whistle. I hadn’t heard a whistle in a song in forever and that’s all I kept hearing on the song so I just whistled this melody into the mic and it really is the hook — it’s the catchiest part of the song.””

Woke up in London yesterday
Found myself in the city near Piccadilly
Don’t really know how I got here
I got some pictures on my phone

New names and numbers that I don’t know
Address to places like Abbey Road
Day turns to night, night turns to whatever we want
We’re young enough to say


Oh this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life

Say oh, got this feeling that you can’t fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life

[Verse 2]

To my friends in New York, I say hello
My friends in L.A. they don’t know
Where I’ve been for the past few years or so
Paris to China to Col-or-ado

Sometimes there’s airplanes I can’ t jump out
Sometimes there’s bull$#!^ that don’t work now
We’ve got our stories but please tell me-e-e-e
What there is to complain about

[Bridge 1]

When you’re happy like a fool
Let it take you over
When everything is out
You gotta take it in

[Bridge 2]

I feel like there might be something that I’ll miss
I feel like the window closes oh so quick
I’m taking a mental picture of you now
‘Cuz hopelessly
The hope is we have so much to feel good about

What is the good life? Is it sitting on a beach drinking a fruity beverage? Or is heaven just doing a job that you love with the people you love?
It’s sort of a cliche for musicians to name cities in a song. When you do a world tour and your singing a line that says, “New York, L.A., London, Paris” the crowd goes nuts when you’re actually playing those cities.
He seems to connect a little more with some places that others. He has a fascination with London. He mentions Piccadilly, a central meeting place in London. Wiki says, ” It has been said that a person who stays long enough at Piccadilly Circus will eventually bump into everyone they know.” He also mentions Abbey Road, a place where The Beatles recorded music including the eponymous album.
He mentions Colorado, which doesn’t seem to fit the rhythm or context of the song until you realize that the band is from Colorado.
He asks rhetorically, “Tell me what there is to complain about.” I wonder what he’s doing here. Surely he must know that there are many serious things that are challenges for people. Your list of complaints is as good as mine.
The coda mentions acting hopelessly but leaves the audience with words of hope. It seems his attitude is that there’s no point in complaining, life is too short to complain, enjoy what you have whether it’s big or small.

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