Good For You

"Good For You"

Lyrics by Elaine Bassett @ 1989


I know someone like this

Admit it we all do

They want a pat on the back for every deed they do-

Well, good for you


They tell you how wonderful they are

As if they hung the last star in the sky

They won’t quit until you finally submit to their will and see things their way-

Well, good for you


Some people will never be happy for you

No matter what you do

You might as well face the fact

They’ve always got something better to tell you-

Well, good for you


You might as well know it’s all about them right from the start

Even if it smarts and tears your heart apart

They are going to be one up on you through the stories they tell-

Well, good for you


They’re better, stronger, faster and they’ve mastered their life through all kinds of strife

They’re the hero that saved the day in one fell swoop-

Well, good for you


That’s the way I felt about you

I’ve always thought-

Good for you


One day out of the blue you called me up and asked me to meet you out

I said I’d be glad to

What’s this all about

You had some news for me


The sun has always rose and set on you

I’m truly happy for you two

She did me a favor

I probably ought to thank her

Trust me when I say

I’m happy for you both-

Good for you


He just laughed and told me to get over myself

He went on and on about his good news

Never once asked me about myself

Meanwhile, I just listened

What else was there to do

You had no idea what I was even thinking about you

At that moment I realized you never listened, not once

While we were out at lunch

At the place where we always met

Let me set the story straight

Well, once again you missed it

It was written all over my face-

Good for you


You’re a big part of my past

Even though it’s been a while since I saw you last

But when you get a chance to take a good look in the mirror

Remember you made your choice

Mark my words

Someday you’ll get a clue

But until that day comes

All I have to do is smile and say-

Good for you


I’ll keep my unanswered blessings to myself

I’ve got plenty of room to place memories upon my shelf

I’ve come to realize

No matter what I say or do

You’re gonna think this is all about you

Well, what can I say but-

Good for you


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