"Happy Birthday" as written by Martin Kierszenbaum and Jinho Hakim Ferreira....
Happy Birthday. So make a wish.

Please accept my apologies, I wonder what would have been.
Would you have been a little angel or an angel of sin?
Tom-boy running around, hanging with all the guys.
Or a little tough boy with beautiful brown eyes.
I paid for the murder before they determined the sex,
Choosing our life over your life meant your death.
And you never got a chance to even open your eyes,
Sometimes I wonder as a fetus if you fought for your life.
Would you have been a little genius? In love with math?
Would you have played in your school clothes and made me mad?
Would you have been a little rapper like your poppa The Piper?
Would you have made me quit smoking by finding one of my lighters?
I wonder about your skin tone and shape of your nose,
And the way you would've laughed and talked fast or slow.
I think about it every year, so I picked up a pen.
Happy birthday, I love you whoever you would've been.

Happy Birthday
What I thought was a dream
Make a wish
Was as real as it seemed

I made a mistake

I got a million excuses, as to why you died.
And other people got their own reasons for homicide.
Who's to say it would've worked and who's to say it wouldn't have
I was young and struggling, but old enough to be a dad.
The fear of being my father has never disappeared,
I ponder it frequently while I'm sippin' on my beer.
My vision of a family was artificial and fake
So when it came time to create, I made a mistake.
But now you got a little brother, maybe it's really you.
Maybe you really forgave us knowing we were confused.
Maybe, every time that he smiles it's you proudly knowing
That your father's doing the right thing now.
I'll never tell a woman what to do with her body,
But if she don't love children, then we can't party.
I think about it every year, so I picked up a pen.
Happy birthday, I love you whoever you would've been.

Happy Birthday
What I thought was a dream
Make a wish
Was as real as it seemed

I made a mistake

And from the Heavens to the womb to the Heavens again.
From the ending to the ending, never got to begin.
Maybe one day we can meet face to face,
In a place without time and space. Happy birthday.

What I thought was a dream
Make a wish
Was as real as it seemed

I made a mistake


Lyrics submitted by piratemian

"Happy Birthday" as written by Eef Barzelay

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    General CommentIt sounds like he knocked a chick up and they had an abortion, and he's thinking about who his child would've been.

    But that's just what I get from it. It's an amazing song, and I'm not a rap or R&B fan.
    ^exeF.on February 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDirectly to studmuffin33 and han_3590, you both need to open up your eyes. Posting your beliefs on a website won't change a goddamn thing. I'd like to see you actually stand up and do something if you feel so strongly. You both sicken me and I would love to walk up to either one of you one day and told you I had an abortion 2 years ago and see what you said to my face...because it's true.



    NOW as for these lyrics, very well put together and thought out. I loved it from the second I heard it. I think the mixture of Flipsyde's rapping and the girl's voice on the chorus go hand in hand. A strange mix, but a good one.
    The line that really effected me was:
    "I got a million excuses, as to why you died.
    And other people got their own reasons for homicide.
    Who's to say it would've worked and who's to say it wouldn't have."

    I feel like he knows that he and the woman had to make a choice, yet no one can ever really say that it would have worked if they hadn't had the abortion...so he really can't hate himself for it.
    MissAtrocityon September 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout the song beeing about an abortion or not.

    "I paid for the murder before they determined the sex,
    choosing our life over your life meant your death."

    "My vision of a family was artificial and fake
    so when it came time to create, I made a mistake."

    It's pretty straight forward. His girlfriend got pregnant and had an abortion, years later when he has a son he regrets the decision.
    Great song
    dall3non June 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningABORTION IS WRONG.
    YOU WILL REGRET IT LATER.
    That's about it.
    rockon901on December 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have to agree with exef, sounds pretty straight forward. But do not confise that with simple, it is pretty "deep" at the same time. Very good song/lyrics.

    Also from a non-rap fan.
    mriswithon February 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like that song. It is so perfectly sad. And you two ^ are right, I'm pretty sure it's about an abortion and he was the father of the child and wonders how the child would have been.
    skirt_queenon March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And from the Heavens to the womb to the Heavens again.
    From the ending to the ending, never got to begin. "

    love this part..

    really great song!
    Boo93on March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pretty straight forward, in terms of what it's about. I think this is a beautiful song, I can feel the emotions through it.

    The most interesting part, I think, is "I made a mistake." Because it makes you wonder what the mistake was - getting pregnant, or having the abortion?
    millygingon April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe mistake was the abortion I think.

    This song gives me shivers when I listen to it, especially the chorus.
    reptileon April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeh I agree. This is an amazing song, and I again do not usually like hip-hop or r n b. This song gives me a lump in my throat! It's basically about him coming to terms with his girlfriend's abortion from years ago.
    Crazeeon April 24, 2006   Link

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