"Happy Birthday Jane" as written by and Thomas Clarke....
Good Mornin Jane,
Happy Birthday, Once Again,
What Would We Do,
What Would We Do Without You
Without You

Wake Up The Sun Is Shining,
Shining For You,
To Take All Your Troubles Away,
Just For A Day,
To Take All Your Troubles Away,
Just For A Day,
For A Day,

So Good Night Jane,
Happy Birthday Once Again,
Now What Will We Do,
What Will We Do Without You,
Without You,

Wake Up The Sun Is Shining,
Shining For You,
To Take All Your Troubles Away,
Just For A Day,
To Take All Your Troubles Away,
Just For A Day,
For A Day,

Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday Jane

Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday Jane

Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday Jane

Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday,
Happy Birthday Jane


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Happy Birthday Jane song meanings
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    General CommentI disagree with comments suggesting the song lyrics are pointless / aren't deep. For me the song has also had a pretty obvisious meaning but this is just my interpretation. I interprete Jane as being a really close much loved friend, or maybe even a sibling, who is going through some heavy troubeled times, likely experiancing depression, she doesn't want to face every day life and has spent a lot of time being reclusive/sleeping the days away. Her friends/family want to help but don't really know how, its her birthday though and they want to make her forget all her problems and worries just for the day and be happy again. Pretty meaningful theme for me anyway.

    Anyone who has seen the enemy live knows this song is one of the highlights of the set, a huge crowd singalong that pours emotion.
    gartry88on December 28, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI disagree with comments suggesting the song lyrics are pointless / aren't deep. For me the song has also had a pretty obvisious meaning but this is just my interpretation. I interprete Jane as being a really close much loved friend, or maybe even a sibling, who is going through some heavy troubeled times, likely experiancing depression, she doesn't want to face every day life and has spent a lot of time being reclusive/sleeping the days away. Her friends/family want to help but don't really know how, its her birthday though and they want to make her forget all her problems and worries just for the day and be happy again. Pretty meaningful theme for me anyway.

    Anyone who has seen the enemy live knows this song is one of the highlights of the set, a huge crowd singalong that pours emotion.
    gartry88on December 28, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written as a tribute to their managers mom Jane.

    Who is the nicest woman on earth and without here the enemy wouldn't be where they are today.
    Chelseadaggeron April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, not every song has to be deep, just sounds like a nice thing to do and its a good song to me.
    robster crawson August 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentat first listen it sounded to me as if the girl Jane was dying and it was her birthday

    Wake Up The Sun Is Shining,
    Shining For You,
    To Take All Your Troubles Away,
    Just For A Day,

    like it is her birthday and they want her "troubles" to be taken away
    and

    So Good Night Jane,
    Happy Birthday Once Again,
    Now What Will We Do,
    What Will We Do Without You,
    Without You,

    is when she has died and it is the anniversary of her death, they are saying what will we do now that you are gone, thats just me but
    AndyGuthrie1993on August 23, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWorst song on the album, only because the lyrical content is pointless. Who is Jane? And why do I care that it's her birthday? LOL

    However, it does sound GOOD, so i do listen to it occasionally, but meh
    Oasisfan4evron April 04, 2008   Link

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