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Good 4 U
Song

Good 4 U

Olivia Rodrigo
Album:
Sour

Song meaning of Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo, and what it is about


The lyrics speak to an ex-lover who rapidly moved on following a split. The song was well welcomed by music critics, who commended Rodrigo's sharp songwriting and the instrumentation that was reminiscent of the 1990s and 2000s. In the corresponding music video, Rodrigo plays a high school cheerleader seeking vengeance.


In the shower, according to Rodrigo, is where the song's hook was created. She stated that she did not want to compose solely "sad piano songs" for Sour because "that was so far from how [she] was truly feeling at the time," but she also did not want to create an upbeat, "I'm in love" pop song either. "Good 4 U" has a "really satisfying" cheerful energy and danceability, according to Rodrigo, without sacrificing the lyrics' honesty and genuineness.


The song was written by Rodrigo and its producer Dan Nigro who co-produced it with Alexander 23; Hayley Williams and Josh Farro were given co-writing credits due to influence from Paramore's "Misery Business" in 2007.


The song peaked at number one in 23 nations, including Australia, Germany, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.


Song Lyrics of Good 4 U by Olivia Rodrigo


Well good for you, I guess you moved on really easily

You found a new girl and it only took a couple weeks

Remember when you said that you wanted to give me the world

 

And good for you, I guess that you've been working on yourself

I guess that therapist I found for you, she really helped

Now you can be a better man for your brand new girl

 

Well good for you

You look happy and healthy, not me

If you ever cared to ask

Good for you

You're doing great out there without me, baby

God, I wish that I could do that

 

I've lost my mind

I've spent the night

Crying on the floor of my bathroom

But you're so unaffected, I really don't get it

But I guess good for you

 

Well good for you, I guess you're getting everything you want

You bought a new car and your career's really taking off

It's like we never even happened, baby

What the fuck is up with that?

 

And good for you, it's like you never even met me

Remember when you swore to God I was the only

Person who ever got you

Well, screw that and screw you

You will never have to hurt the way you know that I do

 

Well good for you

You look happy and healthy, not me

If you ever cared to ask

Good for you

You're doing great out there without me, baby

God, I wish that I could do that

 

I've lost my mind

I've spent the night

Crying on the floor of my bathroom

But you're so unaffected, I really don't get it

But I guess good for you

 

Maybe I'm too emotional

But your apathy's like a wound in salt

Maybe I'm too emotional

Or maybe you never cared at all

Maybe I'm too emotional

Your apathy's like a wound in salt

Maybe I'm too emotional

Or maybe you never cared at all

 

Well good for you

You look happy and healthy, not me

If you ever cared to ask

Good for you

You're doing great out there without me, baby

Like a damn sociopath

 

I've lost my mind

I've spent the night

Crying on the floor of my bathroom

But you're so unaffected, I really don't get it

But I guess good for you

 

Well good for you, I guess you moved on really easily

Release Date

2021

Songwriter/s

Olivia Rodrigo, Dan Nigro, Hayley Williams, Josh Farro

Producer/s

Dan Nigro

Label/s

Geffen,Interscope

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