"Happiness By The Kilowatt" as written by and Dallas/ingelevics Green....
So this is continuous happiness
You know, I always
Imagined it something more
With the right drapes, the right paints
The right frames, this could really work
What a great day to spend indoors

Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up

In a hail of sparks
And a tangle of wires
Everything went wrong

So where has all the day gone?
And why are my lungs aching when I breathe?
Is there something wrong with the heat?
Why am I so cold?
And my heart feels sick
And it hurts when I speak
And this is not what I hoped for

Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up
Wake, wake up, wake, wake up

Was this what we hoped for?
It's not what we hoped for!
It's not, not what we, we hoped for!

Was this what we hoped for?
It's not what we hoped for!
It's not!


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"Happiness by the Kilowatt" as written by Dallas Green Chris Steele

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  • +4
    General Commentread "The Euphio Question" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and this will make perfect sense.
    DrownInKoolaidon June 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin my humble opinion i think this song has deep meanings, but i could be wrong.

    i think that this song is about maybe getting all you wanted but not really enjoying it.

    "With the right drapes, the right paints
    The right frames, this could really work "

    i think this could point at maybe the things about him that if he had them maybe he'd be happy, like maybe he's not the right person to have this so if he had the right things, then maybe things would work.

    "What a great day to spend indoors"
    maybe talking about what a great day to think about himself, inside and out.

    all of this may point at being mildly happy, then the wake up happens and things go wrong. aka
    "In a hail of sparks
    And a tangle of wires
    Everything went wrong"

    So where has all the day gone?
    And why are my lungs aching when I breathe?

    theres a pain inside him that maybe it hurts to live? breathe?
    Is there something wrong with the heat?
    Why am I so cold?

    pointing to inside him he feels so cold and his refernceing it to a house such as whats wrong with the heat.

    And my heart feels sick
    And it hurts when I speak
    And this is not what I hoped for

    same as before maybe pointing to hurting to live or something along those line.

    the thing is this song could be deep, and it also could not, i think its refrenced to a new house and himself. maybe i have this wrong, oh well, tell me what you think.
    Adidasx007on June 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoesnt this cd remind you of "The Fiction We Live" by FATA... like the difference between the first cd and the 2nd... just a thought
    YesterdaysTomorrowon July 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agree with the majority of the comments here.

    this song makes me so sad though. it kind of worries me about my own life and future though. i really don't want to wake up one day with basically everything that i THOUGHT i wanted and say, "man...is this it for me? how disappointing." i've felt like that in the past, and it's definitely not a pleasant feeling.
    dying2reachgreenon June 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, this song is simply about reaching a point in your life or achieving something that you imagined to be "continuous happiness" and realizing that it's not everythign you thought it was. ( "you know, i always imagined it something more" "this is not what i hoped for") instead of happiness there's feelings of pain and emptiness ("Is there something wrong with the heat?
    Why am I so cold?
    And my heart feels sick
    And it hurts when I speak")
    sherbear88on September 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally agree with the guy(or girl) above me...couldnt have said it any better. fucking love this song, they are coming here on october 4th ;)
    star_9on September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya this song is definetly about getting your hopes up and being let down as a result of your own expectations... well thats what dallas said when he introduced it last night.... ahhhh what a good show.... george took his clothes off and climbed into the balcony to rock out.... winnipeg has the best shows ever
    aluminum_unionon September 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentregina show on thursday was awesome too. george stripped to his boxers :) my sister got a hug on stage and we were front of the mosh pit it couldn't be any better.
    sherbear88on October 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit hurts me. to see these guys compared to fata. please dont do it again
    neuroticon October 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou took the words right from my mouth, Neurotic.
    oh_doctor_doctoron October 30, 2004   Link

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