"Happiness Is Easy" as written by Mark David Hollis and Timothy Alan Friese-greene....
Makes you feel much older
Sublime the blind parade
It wrecks me how they justify
their acts of war they assemble, they pray

Take good care of what the priests say
After death
it's so much fun'
Little sheep
don't let your feet stray

Happiness is easy

Joy be written on the earth
And the sky above
Jesus star that shines so bright
Gather us in love


Guilt upon their shoulders
How well the cause evades
Infecting your religions,
claiming pacts
It's easy to shoulder the blame

Happiness is easy
Jesus came to Galilee
Happiness is easy
sailing on the sea
Happiness is easy
Jesus came to save our souls
Happiness is easy
and be a friend to me

(Instrumental)


Try to teach my children
To recognise excuse before it acts
From love and conviction to pray
Take good care of what the priests say
After death
it's so much fun'
Little sheep
don't let your feet stray

Happiness is easy

Jesus came to Galilee
sailing on the sea
Jesus came to save our souls
and be a friend to me
Jesus came to Galilee
sailing on the sea
Jesus came to save our souls
and be a friend to me
Joy be written on the earth
And the sky above
Jesus star that shines so bright
Gather us in love,
Gather us in love


Lyrics submitted by nagromnai, edited by Samsings

"Happiness Is Easy" as written by Timothy Alan Friese-greene Mark David Hollis

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  • +1
    General CommentWow dude clearly you did not read the lyrics very closely cause no one could be that stupid. You do realize that people can be ironic in what they say and write to emphasize a point, right?

    Anyway I agree with Kol. Beautiful lyrics that are, and see if you can follow me here nagromnai, A CRITIQUE OF BLINDLY FOLLOWING ORGANIZED RELIGION.
    immanentvoicelesson August 04, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe line "Jesus tried to love us all" should be "Jesus, Captain of my soul." It's definitely "Captain" to tie back into the "little ships" reference, and ties much more obviously into the "be a friend to me".

    The song contrasts the hypocrisy of dead religiousness with the childlike simplicity of true faith. "Try to teach my children ... from love and conviction to pray" are not the words of someone rejecting the Christian faith. Rather, the lyrics highlight the difference between a pharisaical self-righteousness that leads to superficial thinking ("After death it's so much fun") and evil acts done in the name of God ("It wrecks me how they justify their acts of war / they assemble, they pray") versus the sincere, earnest faith of someone truly devoted to God (as shown by the voices of the children in the chorus).

    This is one of my favorite songs of all time. I really appreciate that it is not just a blanket condemnation of Christianity but a call to turn away from dead religion to true faith.

    Synaesthete7on September 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Shit lyrics"??

    Are you kidding me? Smarten up, listen to them closely, and look at the world around you. If you don't get anything out of it, then you're either ignorant, or a dumbass.
    Kolon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNope - listened closely & re-read them a few times - still mean nothing to me - what are your feelings Kol - "Take good care of what the priests say, after death is so much fun" - come on, that is so much crap, unless you are a religious person - my view is after death, your plug has been pulled, no power to your body, the switch is off.
    nagromnaion February 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning'SHIT LYRICS', are you kidding me?! This is a great track. In my opinion, written about religion in general, how it offers empty promises, how people follow it blindly into war and without question, how people can justify their acts through their beliefs. The use of the brainwashed school children's voices is really clever and sounds really sinister, using fear to keep everyone in line, 'believe in me and you'll go the heaven, if not, you'll go to hell'. Happiness is easy ! "Take good care of what the priests say, 'After death it's so much fun', this could convey that you may be held back by your beliefs throughout life, afterall you're going to heaven when you die !
    MattScaleson May 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about War and the people who make war, and in some religions it's considered a honour to die for your country. And as such has nothing to do with religion as the main theme - the theme here is the act of War, and how governments justify there acts, see, simple?
    charles112on July 18, 2016   Link
  • -2
    General CommentShit lyrics, but beautiful, beautiful musical arrangement. What a fabulous noise
    nagromnaion July 22, 2006   Link

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