"Happy" as written by Evan Bogart, Ryan Tedder and Leona Lewis....
I'd rather be lonely
I'd rather be free
I'm as sure as the moon rolls around the sea

But I like watching you undress
And I think we're at our best
By the flicker by the light of the t.v. set

'Cause I can't remember why I hated you
Can't remember why I still do
But I'm a sure as the moon rolls around you
That I could be happy
Happy
Oh so happy
Happy
Oh so happy so happy

They warn you about killers and thieves and knives
I worry about cancer and living right
But my momma never warned me about my own destructive appetite
Or the pitfalls of control
How it locks you in your grave
Looking for someone to be saved under my restraint
So I could be happy
Happy
Oh so happy
Happy
So happy
Happy
So happy so happy

I'm as sure
As the moon
Rolls around


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"Happy" as written by Ryan Tedder Evan Bogart

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    General CommentI think it's "Killers and thieves in the night"
    CarouselOfPictureson July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEveryone has given explanations for bits and pieces of this song, and while it is pretty straight forward, I will give my full explanation.

    In the beginning she is saying that she would rather be alone because shed be free. She is pretty sure of that. But then she has found someone who she really cares about. Someone who she enjoys doing the simple things in life with (which in my opinion is true love, a relationship where you can be yourself, and where you can do absolutely nothing with the person and still have a good time...) BUT i digress...

    These next few lines i can really relate to. She says "i cant remember why i hated you, and cant remember why i still do" Often in relationships, we dont always fall in love with the person at first sight. We meet them, form opinions about them, (and in this case maybe Jenny didnt like him) and one day you could wake up and realize you cant live w/o the person. So it sounds like this may have happened to Jenny and she didnt like the guy and still has certain things she dislikes in him but she realizes he can make her Happy,oh so Happy.

    Now this verse is my favorite line in any song. She is talking about all the normal things that can cause you harm and how other people always warn you of these things. But the one thing no one ever tells you is how You can be your own worst enemy. Control is a crazy thing. There are people out there (i admit i am one of them) who cant stand to not have control of a situation. In love though, you cant have that attitude. Love is about losing control and letting yourself go. Jenny realizes that she has a hard time doing this.

    She says that she knows she can be happy with this person, she just has to let it happen
    ~Peace
    roxyjl186on December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think part of the song means that you're always warned about the things that attack you, and never about what you can do to yourself by misbelieving what is right.
    blueoftheskyon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think part of the song means that you're always warned about the things that attack you, and never about what you can do to yourself by misbelieving what is right.
    blueoftheskyon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I would agree with that. I'd say she's saying that you're never warned against self destructiveness and also how people can become obsessed with control and let it take over their lives.
    cutie_carnivoreon February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts about giving into sexual desires and wanting to be in control of someone else, about a womans need to own a man.
    htcoreon March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthtcore, i like your explaination. a lot. never thought of it that way before.
    downtownon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about how none of the things she was warned about are happening to her so she must be "happy" but she isn't
    HeythereDelilahon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much.

    and amen about destructive appetites
    hustleroseon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's yes about how she's been warned about cancer, and all the dangers of life that can prevent you from being happy, but never what you, mentally can do to yourself, with your own "destructive appetite"
    missmeon April 10, 2007   Link

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