Harris J - Good life

Good Life – Harris J

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Good life is all about being thankful to Allah. This song has a happy feel, positive message and a fairly unique video too.

The Quran constantly tells us to be grateful to Allah for everything he has given us… Harris J is singing about just that.

This is the kind of song you would listen to if you wanted something light and cheery to aid your positive mood – a real summer track. If you’re looking for deep lyrics and meaning, then this track might not be for you.

The video is different – it features famous London landmarks, Harris J and a selfie stick. Harris travels to locations such as Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and Regents Park; while singing with a smile. The video ends with Harris walking through Regents Park towards the London Central Masjid (commonly known as Regents Park Mosque) – this is my favourite place in London, and therefore a perfect finale in my view.

Harris J - Good Life | Official Music Video

Let’s analyse the Good Life lyrics, paying close attention to references to Quran and Hadith.

Harris J – Good Life Lyrics

Good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life – 1

I want to wake up in the morning with the sun
Wear a smile, go out and have some fun – 2
Going to take away the worries on my mind, oh
Put them to one side
‘Cause everyday is like a brand new story
With unwritten lines
And no matter the weather
It’s going, going to be alright

Chorus:
I know my life ain’t perfect – 3
But I don’t have to worry
‘Cause I’ve got all that I need
Right here in my, in my life
I know my life ain’t perfect
But I like the way it’s going
‘Cause I’ve got all that I need
Right here in my, in my life
Thank You for the good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life
I leave it all in Your hands, oh
Thank You for the good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life

Hey, listen!
There are things in life that money just can’t buy
Happiness and love don’t have a price
All good people that surround me everyday, oh
I just appreciate
I love living in a brand new story with unwritten lines
And no matter the weather
It’s going, going to be alright

CHORUS

It’s about being thankful and trying to understand
That the more I learn I want to leave it all in Your hands
‘Cause I know You’ll always take good of care of me
You’ve given me a good life, a good life each day

Good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life
Yes I want to thank You O Allah!
Thank You for the good life, good life
Allah I want to thank You for the good life
I leave it all in Your hands

CHORUS

Links to Quran / Hadith

Links to the Quran and hadith have been numbered above (in purple) and presented below.

1 Allah I want to thank You for the good life

We are taught to praise Allah in the Quran:

“… and be grateful to Allah, if it is Him you worship” (Al-Baqarah 2:172)

 

2 Wear a smile, go out and have some fun

We are indeed encouraged to smile in Islam:

“Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Harith ibn Jazz narrated. I did not see anyone smiling more than Allah’s Messenger (Jami’ Tirmidhi, The Book on Merits)

 

3 I know my life ain’t perfect

This is a really important point. We are not required to be perfect in Islam, rather when we make mistakes we should ask for forgiveness and try to not repeat the action.

“Those who, when they act indecently or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their bad actions (and who can forgive bad actions except Allah?) and do not knowingly persist in what they were doing” (Quran 3:135)

 

Final Thoughts

This is a positive track with a happy summer feel, it works really well as track two of the album.

I rate the production but would have preferred deeper meaning, as I like to reflect.

An IMH rating has been provided below. To all the JJ’s reading please feel free to leave your own comments and rating using the star system below mine. Don’t forget to share this post.

Thank you to Harris and Awakening Records for a good track!

Lyrics: 8/10
Vocals: 10/10
Production: 10/10
Uniqueness: 8/10
References & Reflection: 6/10

IMH Rating: 42/50 

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