ariella, 7:30, i don't wanna get up yet
listen to the morning music,
cursing the alarm you set
as you know, i've never been a prayin' man
i don't need a god to make me feel alright,
but if you wonder why i never wrote you a song
it's because happiness writes white

i tried to put it into words, but the words just sound like mistakes,
i tried to find a set of chords, but you know how long that takes me
well, i can't trust my fingers, and i can't trust my tongue
the work is too important, and we're no longer young after all

when i consider what you put up with, i'm amazed you still have skin
when i consider what you mean to me, it's everything
it's ev-a-re-thing

ariella, 11:30, i don't wanna go to sleep
turn the tv off already, curse the hours we have to keep,
as you know, i've never been confident man,
i been in the tall grass all my life,
until you came along, now there's one less thing wrong
even though happiness writes white

woo-hoo-hooooo

and i know happiness writes white,
and i know happiness writes white,
and i know happiness writes white,
and i know happiness writes white,
i know happiness writes white,
i know happiness writes white

(are you sleepin'?)


Lyrics submitted by Alexor, edited by White2lip

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    General CommentLike all of the other songs, this one has amazing lyrics. I like the alarm. It's just saying she set her self up, but she's mad at others. For some reason I think this has something to do with the line in "Old Hat" that goes something like, "I'm so happy, how can you write about that?"
    aptitudeon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is really irelevant, but i gots a friend named ariella. she's kinda scary sometimes, but hey, she's my neighbor.

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    haha. that's funny. i've never known an ariella. at least you can relate to this song in a different way, right? ;o
    Alexoron February 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the idea of how it's hard to describe happiness, you try to write it down on paper, but it doesn't show up because it's white on white. It's indescribable.

    It's cliche to say, but this song really fits my current relationship from "curse the alarm you set" to "amazed you still have skin."
    Taltoson March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised no one got it? Must not be true HD fans :P
    Ariella is the name of Sean Nelson (the lead singer's) wife. This is his song to her, ironically explaining why he was never able to write a song about her in the past. He thanks her for putting up with his dedication to his work. It's his love song to her.
    heartbeats_xxxon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song of reassurance: trying to salvage belief in a relationship.
    DiningCaron May 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is really irelevant, but i gots a friend named ariella. she's kinda scary sometimes, but hey, she's my neighbor.
    iheartmemynirvana45on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentprobably the happiest song they ever did.
    thenextpopeon October 05, 2008   Link

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