Eí per noi un piacere augurarvi insieme
Ai R.E.M. un buon cetriolo
(It is a pleasure for us to wish you, together
with R.E.M., a merry cucumber)
I need a song to help along
When it feels wrong it seems so long
To get to the light
We live in homes talk on phones
Hear the tones can you hold
Moving fast as light TV's on at night
Does peace come out of fighting
Can truths come out of lying
I'm happy when I'm crying
If reality is what I see newspapers mag-azines TV
Tell's what's going on leading us along
It's not absurd to all get heard
Put our feelings into words
You have to reach inside no feelings to hide
Does peace from out of fighting
Can truth come out of lying
I'm happy when I'm crying
Bring children into the world
We couldn't have done it by ourselves
Stop and wonder why
There's more than meets the eye
Somewhere inside I did believe
I can't belong I was wrong
I have gained insight
I will see the light
Truth isn't lying
Peace isn't fighting
Love isn't dying


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Happy When I'm Crying song meanings
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    General CommentPeace cannot come from fighting-
    but as long as there are people, there WILL be fighting; so... does that mean peace can never come at all??
    tami4on January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song by Pearl Jam... it was recorded around the Yield era and can be found on the 1997 Fan Club Christmas Single which was a split record with R.E.M. (which is why R.E.M. is mentioned in the first few lines of the song)...

    Happy when I'm crying was written by then-drummer Jack Irons and was later used as a sample piece in the Yield song "Push Me, Pull Me"...

    A rare oddity that has never been played live and has only seen the light of day on that 97 christmas single.
    Stephen Flowon April 30, 2009   Link

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