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Livin' way up now in a penthouse high
Our steaks are rare and our martini's dry
Folks below they say it ain't fair
Hell with them, I really don't care
Joie de vivre, mon amie
Ain't this the life

Having a party on a big jet plane
I got so drunk that I could feel no pain
Hangin' out in acapulco,
Drinkin' rum and sniffin' co-co
Pretty senorita look this way
Dancing through the night
Everything's alright
Girlfriend and a wife
Ain't this the life, ain't this the life
Ain't this the life, baby, baby, baby . . .

Tropical island in the deep blue sea
The natives are friendly and the lobster's free
Sipping cognac like a french king
Plenty of room, I own the whole thing
Joie de vivre, mon amie
Ain't this the life

Think I'll go out now on a shopping spree
Breakfast in new york, dinner in parie
Hangin' out with lynn and suzie
Have a massage and a ja'causezi
Climb into bed and see what's on tv
Dancing through the night
Everything's alright
Girlfriend and a wife . . .
Ain't this the life, ain't this the life
Ain't this the life, tell me, tell me, tell me . . .



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    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm
    Elfman's work ethic was crazy when he was w/ boingo (6mos of the yr & working on film scores the other 6mos. Wonder if he ever got the chance to enjoy it all. Remember a great many of his songs are sung from a character stand point, quite like bowie's cannon of work. Love elfman & bowie! Check out elfman @ comic con / you tube! It's great!
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    AntoniaSambranoApr 10, 2010 at 12:19 am
    I think this song has to do with how time flies so fastly and how things are so good at the moment. I think he enjoys himself when he is having fun. That's what I think this song is about.

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