Spanish for "what a life," "Que Vida" was a true groundbreaking composition for Arthur Lee. The melody and chords are a free-flowing, slightly spaced affair, and this showed Lee letting the song itself dictate the direction. The chords (and there are a lot of them) never really go where you'd expect them to, yet they always end up resolving themselves. With its light, bossa nova rhythm, it is somewhat similar to some of Antonio Carlos Jobim's fine work of the period. Lyrically, it's a take on the psychedelic state of mind: comments of society, death, reincarnation, and the like fill up the imagery beautifully.