"Are You Happy Now?" as written by Michelle Branch and John Shanks....
Now
Don't just walk away
Pretending everythings okay and you don't care about me
And I know it's just no use
When all your lies become your truths and I don't care

Could you look me in the eye
And tell me that you're happy now
Would you tell it to my face
Have I been erased
Are you happy now
Are you happy now

You took all there was to take
And left me with an empty plate
And you don't care about it
Yeah
And I am giving up this game
And leaving you with all the blame
Cause I don't care

Could you look me in the eye
And tell me that you're happy now
Would you tell it to my face
Have I been erased
Are you happy now
Are you happy now

Are you happy now

Do you really have everything you want?
You could never give something you ain't got
You can't run away from yourself

Could you look me in the eye
And tell me that you're happy now
Would you tell it to my face
Have I been erased
Are you happy now
Are you happy now

Would you look me in the eye
Could you look me in the eye
I've had all that I can take
I'm not about to break
Are you happy now?
Are you happy now?


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"Are You Happy Now?" as written by Michelle Branch John Shanks

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song rocks my socks off.. She has a great way with expressing things..
    boover22on June 13, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm a guy and can relate to this song. Had a girlfriend of five years break up with me because I was struggling to get a place of my own and make ends meet. She wanted out of her parents house, broke up with me and started dating this guy and moved in with him almost instantly, then got married within 2 months. Heard she is living in a run down trailer park and is now having bad financial troubles. I am on the other hand got a great sales job, and average between $60K - $100K a year and live in a luxury apartment complex in a upscale part of town. And when she always used to talk about the future she always wanted the best. When I think about it in my head, the lyrics ring true, "Are you happy now?"
    juanteon June 25, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just absolutely love it. It is awesome, and I really like how she just seems so taunting. But still, she's happy now.
    ldsbounceon June 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis guy played so many games with me, cheated on his girlfriend with me and strung me along when he knew I wanted more from him. But when the truth came out he tells all his friends that I'm a liar and I'm crazy then cuts me out completely.

    To me, this song is about a somebody (Michelle) through with the games and finally glad to be done but still pissed off. She sees that the person has seemed to move on but doesn't think they're happy and still regrets everything.
    yslsweetieon April 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can definately relate to this song, because I was lied to (although I didn't realize it) on the last day of my sophomore year of high school by a girl that I thought was my "friend" and liked me as "more than a friend", and I'll never know if she regretted it or not. I feel that this song perfectly expresses everything that I felt after I found out that she lied to me. Oh well, it's her loss for lying to me, and she'll eventually learn (if she hasn't already) that "whatever goes around, comes around".
    1l0vesunsetson May 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song by Michelle! I love the attitude that comes from her. I was so excited when I first heard it and am anxious to see how her new album turns out when it is released. I know that it is a little more upbeat--it rocks on more.
    She is a great songwriter/singer and I feel that she will continue to grow musically. She can definitely not be compared to a "Britney Spears" recording artist!
    traciebearon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks.
    TaRa_WiLLoWon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love all of her songs.. when "Everywhere" came out, I went and got her CD's.. the lyrics actually mean stuff, and that's important. This song really means a lot to me.. it's so true. :D
    sprklenshimr025on June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love her lyrics. and its even better to know that she writes them herself. It seems like they're always speaking to me
    twofiveeightyfiveon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree with traciebear in that michelle will continue to grow musically. her first album was frikkin awesome with her songs about being in love and stuff and with this album i think she'll explore different aspects and make an even greater album~!
    NextTheSkyon June 15, 2003   Link

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