The good life

from by Chris Hayward

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With apologies to Billy Bragg and LCD Soundsystem.


The Good Life.

It's been 18 months since I wrote it all down.
I knew I would be then, and now I'm gone.
But this has always only ever been a love song.

If I can say it in a minute i guess i should,
don't hold too tight, cause this could be good.
This could be the good life.
This could be the good life.

In case i fucked it up, I'll say it again.
I wouldn't be here now, if you hadn't held my hand.
And I like where I am.

This could be the good life.

I'm with you despite all my leaving,
with you when your heart is screaming
for every piece it can feel is missing.

And every tear that arcs and glistens
says "shut your mouth, my dear, and listen."
that beating in your ear means remember the mission.
Remember the mission.

Remember, all the things we know can't last,
let 'em fall like broken glass.
They're what sparkles on the road when we look back.

This could be the good life.

This might already be a good life.


from Abandoned Mine, released December 5, 2012
Jesse Hanna: Drums
CT Rowe: Violin
Chris Hayward: Guitars, Bass, Sequences, Vocals.
Lisa Didiodato: Backing vocals.
James Heidebrecht: Additional Guitars and Bass.

Recorded by Chris Hayward
Mixed by James Heidebrecht
Mastered by Fedge.




Chris Hayward Maynooth, Ontario

I'm a carpenter in Maynooth, Ontario, who also sings and writes songs.

I write about loss and regret kind of a lot, but I keep it playful and sometimes even danceable. It's a mix of wholesome granola-punk, earnest singer-songwriterly ballads, heart-on-sleeve synthpop, and intimate rootsy strum-alongs.

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