"The Good Life" is a song by American alternative rock band Weezer. It is the second single from the band's second album Pinkerton. It was rush-released by the record company to try to save the commercially failing album, but was not successful.[1][2]

The B-sides of this single are notable as they are derived from the unreleased Weezer concept album, Songs from the Black Hole.

Track listingEdit

Radio Only Promo CDEdit

  1. "The Good Life" (Remix) – 4:08
  2. "The Good Life" (LP Version) – 4:19

UK, Europe and Japan Retail CDEdit

  1. "The Good Life" – 4:19
  2. "Waiting on You" – 4:13
  3. "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" – 2:39

Australian "OZ EP" CDEdit

  1. "The Good Life" – 4:19
  2. "Waiting on You" – 4:13
  3. "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" – 2:39
  4. "The Good Life (Live Acoustic)" – 4:40
  5. "Pink Triangle (Live Acoustic)" – 4:26

The song "I Just Threw Out the Love of My Dreams" features Rachel Haden of that dog. and The Rentals on lead vocals.

Music videoEdit

A frame from "The Good Life" music video illustrates the fractured camera angle technique used throughout the video.

The music video, directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, features a pizza delivery girl (played by Mary Lynn Rajskub) on her route, highlighting the monotony of her job. The music video is noted for its use of simultaneous camera angles appearing on screen as a fractured full image in a technique[3] jokingly described by Weezer bassist Scott Shriner on the band's March 2004 DVD Video Capture Device as being "so innovative, I've never seen it since." Blink-182's video for their November 2004 single "Always" used a similar technique. The video's directors would go on to cast Mary Lynn Rajskub as Pageant Assistant Pam in their first feature-length motion picture Little Miss Sunshine.


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