"This is Happiness" as written by and Gavin Rossdale....
Pleasure comes in all disguises
To each their own their devices
Anything you need, anything at all

I have a range of different advises
A treasure chest to keep you biting
Adrenaline souls looking for the rush

That was my favorite New York
You are the sea so I dive in you
Yeah

[Chorus]
This is happiness
Dig yourself right back out
Never thought it would come to this
Never thought we would get so far down


Last time I felt this good
She was the fire, I was the wood
I love your mouth
I love all your breath

That was my favorite New York
You are the sea so I dive in you
Yeah

[Chorus]

You make me so much better
I hope I don't make you worse
I'll meet you somewhere in there
If you get there first
Where have you been

That was my favorite New York

You make me so much better
I hope I don't make you worse
I'll meet you somewhere in there
If you get there first

Where have you been
Where have you been
Where have you been

That was my favorite New York

This is happiness
This is happiness
Dig yourself right back out
Dig yourself right back out

Outta my mind again
Outta my face again
Outta my head again
Outta this world again

Outta the place I'm in
Outta the state I'm in
Outta the car I'm in
Outta the skin I'm in
Outta my mind again

Outta my mind again
Outta my mind again


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"This Is Happiness" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General Commentone of my favs. on wanderlust.


    the guitar riff is almost a direct ripoff of institute's 'information age'. take a listen.

    sounds like a love song, but i see it differently.
    after gavin wrote this album, he presented the demos to the original members of bush. they turned it down saying it wasnt very bush-esque.

    i think gavin may of written this song after that.
    he's saying wether it be with bush,institute, or just by himself, happiness is making music.



    "this is happiness
    dig yourself right back out
    never thought it would come to this "

    he just never thought it would come down to him doing it solo.

    "never thought we'd get so far down"

    he never thought he would get so distanced from bush that his sound wasnt bush enough anymore.

    "that was my favorite new york
    you are the sea so i dive in you
    yeah "

    shot in the dark, but maybe New York symbolizes fame. his favorite fame came from bush. so he wanted to dive back into bush.


    "last time i felt this good
    she was the fire i was the wood
    i love your mouth
    i love all your breath"

    last time he felt this good, he was in bush. the following lines all confirm this as they are all plays on previous bush lyrics. (Land of the Living, Mouth, Machinehead)

    "you make me so much better
    i hope i don't make you worse
    i'll meet you somewhere in there
    if you get there first
    where have you been
    where have you been
    where have you been "

    simply put. a message to bush.


    "outta my mind again
    outta my face again
    outta my head again
    outta this world again
    outta the place i'm in
    outta the state i'm in
    outta the car i'm in
    outta the skin i'm in
    outta my mind again"

    another bush play on things. "Out of this world"
    MollyWasAGoodGirlon June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember reading Gavin wrote this song basically as one of those times in life where you feel everything is perfect and just going okay and great for you and that truly is happiness. You're wondering why and where this happiness came from to make you feel like this, but you're allowing yourself to just dig and dive in and enjoy it for what it is and it just overwhelms you that you love it. I believe his fav NY was suppose to be a moment of his when he went to NY which was a fav place of his and everything was going perfect for him that day, like finding the right parking at the exact right time.
    Greg_on December 24, 2008   Link

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