"Happy Town" as written by and Jill Sobule Mark Goldenberg....
I could slip, I could fall
Down that mean and awful hall
With the other jealous bitches
And the bitter grumbling men

I could sneer, I could glare
Say that life is so unfair
And the one who made it, made it
'cause her breasts were really big

Well I don't want to get bitter
I don't want to get cruel
I don't want to get old before I have to

I could bitch, I could moan
Say I want to be left alone
But that's not really true
Because I like my time with you

Till you rant and you rave
Wishing fat folks to their grave
But I feel sorry for them
You say they get what they deserve

Well I don't want to get bitter
I don't want to get cruel
I don't want to get old before I have to

I don't want to get jaded
Petrified and weighted
I don't want to get bitter like you
Like you, with the darts in your eyes
Like you, with disdain for mankind
I was charmed, now I wonder

Well I don't want to get bitter
I don't want to get cruel
I don't want to get old before I have to

So I'll smile with the rest
I'll wish everyone the best
And know the one who made it
Made it 'cause she was actually pretty good

Well I don't want to get bitter
I don't want to get cruel
I don't want to get old before I have to


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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites.

    "To get to Happy Town you can call your doctor
    You can unscrew the child-proof bottle cap
    Pour yourself a glass of water"

    This song is obviously talking about antidepressants.

    "My boyfriend Bob he said I made him miserable
    But we stayed together 'cause the sex was really good
    And then he packed his bags with me to Happy Town
    We don't fuck anymore, but we can really snuggle down"

    This is refering to the sexual side effects.

    "I used to sit under a gloomy cloud of gray
    And now the sun is shining and it won't go away
    I used to go up
    I used to go down
    Now I'm just even here in Happy Town
    I don't get excited
    Nor do I frown
    The lawn is always neat in Happy Town"

    This is talking about how antidepressants can make you artificially pleasant but rob you of your emotional depth. The line about the lawns always being neat in Happy Town makes me think of The Stepford Wives.
    RandomIrrelevanton October 18, 2006   Link

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