"Happy" as written by Ken Block, Jeff Beres, Andrew Copeland, Ryan Carter Newell and Mark E. Trojanowski....
I remember watchin'
All the once upon a times
Remember thinkin'
Who's content and who's for rent

And you said don't you want to be like that man!?
Oh No No No!
But then he cracks that smile
And that don't look so bad to me.....

[Chorus]
Happy I'm Happy
But that ain't good enough for you
Happy I'm Happy...

I remember thinkin'
How they thought that we should be
Remember feelin'
That might be you but that ain't me

And you said don't you want to be like that man!?
Oh No--No--No!
But then he cracks a smile
And that don't look so bad to me.....

[Chorus: x2]

The suns that rise
A young girls sighs
A baby cries
An old mans eyes

[Chorus]


I remember watchin'

All the once upon a times

Remember thinkin'

Who's content and who's for rent

And you said don't you want to be like that man!?

Oh No--No--No!

Then he cracks that smile

And that don't look so bad to me.....

(Chorus-Chorus)


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Happy" as written by Jeff Beres Andrew Copeland

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentoooh, good song...
    keve007on June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song one of my favorite Sister Hazel songs
    DispatchBC5on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis was one of my favorites for a long time.

    I think this is one of their few songs that is a bit cryptic...usually they're pretty straight forward.

    "I remember watchin'
    All the once upon a times
    Remember thinkin'
    Who's content and who's for rent
    And you said don't you want to be like that man!?"

    The speaker is remembering a time in his life when he was considering who around him was really happy and who was basically 'up for sale,' allowing others to control their life and their feelings. While this was going on, some person close to him (a girlfriend, maybe?) said "wouldn't you like to be like that man?" This implies that she's trying to sell him on the importance of money perhaps, or merely perhaps on the idea of basing one's life around someone ele's life.

    "Oh No--No--No!
    But then he cracks that smile
    And that don't look so bad to me..... "

    The speaker replies that that's not what he wants at all. He is content with his life...and yet, another look at 'that man' he sees him smile, which is a figurative implication at the idea that he takes another look at the man and thinks "maybe that kind of life WOULD be nice, after all."

    At this point, the person who asked him to be like that man has frustrated him...he/she is causing the speaker to consider giving up a life which satisifies him and trading it in for something he doesn't really want.

    The chorus reiterates this idea. The speaker is content, but that doesn't satisfy the person he's with.

    "I remember thinkin'
    How they thought that we should be
    Remember feelin'
    That might be you but that ain't me"

    He is considering how everyone around him, not just this one girl/guy has ideas of how he should live his life, and he says to this person that 'that life' might be ok for them, but it's not what he needs/wants.
    AlairaKasimeron January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFavorite Sister Hazel song, I'd say. :]
    iforgoton May 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it 'An old man dies'? thats what it sounds like 2 me and it would make more sense! :D
    Mim13on June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe video for this song is awesome :D

    I think this song is about self-acceptance and learning to live with yourself.
    jdtink18on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBasically people would ask Ken when he was gonna go out and find a real career. This is his response to those people. He was happy with what he was doing so why should those other people tell him to change it.
    chickenoodle4292on January 27, 2008   Link

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