"Pop Life" was the second U.S. (and final U.K.) single off Prince and The Revolution's 1985 album, Around the World in a Day, released on 10 July 1985. The lyrics relate the pitfalls of being a celebrity. The song starts with a faded-in synth line and quickly starts the main tune. The easy groove is achieved with a smooth bass guitar and piano embellishments. A drum machine provides handclaps to make the song danceable.…
What's the matter with your life
Is the poverty bringing U down?
Is the mailman jerking U 'round?
Did he put your million dollar check