"Health And Happiness" as written by and Jakob Dylan....
Maybe it's not
That I don't care anymore
Maybe I just never did
You can't say
That I have ever lied
Because I keep the truth well hid
Tell me what's wrong
Is something wrong?
You can't be sad
When something you have never had
Suddenly feels gone

I wish you health
I wish happiness
But absolutely nothing else

I'm not here to keep an eye on you
I think you misunderstood
I could make things easy for you
I won't
But I could
Does that make you sad?
Cause you look sad
You should be glad
For what you've had
And don't feel bad
I could wish less for you

I wish you health
I wish you happiness
But absolutely nothing else

There is no distance here
To get across
There's nothing to grip

Or get a hold
The emptiness you feel
Is nothing at all
Now nobody broke any bones
It could be worse
Yeah, it can get worse
You've got your strength
And you have got your health
You should be worried 'bout
Somebody else


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"Health and Happiness" as written by Jakob Dylan

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    General Commentwow I can't believ no1 has posted this one, i thing is very clear, he had something with a girl, maybe a 1 night stand, and she fell for him, or thought that he would 've stayed, but he didn't care, or is about a groopy who follows him around, it's a creul song the way he react as he don't care, don't give a damn about her pretty clear, I wish you health, I wish you happines bout absolutly nothing else,
    Conicaxxon July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's not a bad interpretation, Conicaxx, but I got something different from it. It seems to me, honestly, to be almost the inversive. It sounds like the point-of-view of a wronged party, expressing a sort of bitter, grudging acceptance of an ex-partner's new relationship, when the ex-partner expects the two to be the best of friends. I think a lot of people have been in that situation, as well. The narrator seems to be addressing the ex with a clear definition of his intent, but the last line, "You should be worried about somebody else" almost comes off as vaguely threatening, as if he wishes the ex-partner's new lover harm. Maybe I'm reading too deep into that, but, that's how it seems to me.
    Zemion August 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentZemi's got it right I think.

    Begrudgingly accepting the fact that the one you love/loved has found someone else. You want the best for them, want them to be happy, but you'd rather have them yourself.
    boynamedgoo22on March 23, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti like conicaxx's interpretation better. the lyrics say "you got your health, you should be worried bout somebody else." it's def about a fling where the girl fell for him and the guy doesn't really care about her.
    heyjohnnyhaiiion May 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI've heard that this song is actually about the former Wallflowers guitarist, Michael Ward, who left the band shortly before this album was recorded.
    windandwater313on August 23, 2012   Link

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