"You Can Be Happy" as written by and Chris Corner....
You walked into the world
As a super human boy and girl (ooh)
In the blinking of your eyes
I was born and sold
By your manifesto

It's a cruel world for small things
But with lies and luxuries
In the in-between
You can be happy

You put me in a cage
In the daily maze of flesh and rage (ooh)
That I will follow every truth
I won't let you go
I want every tomorrow

It's a cruel world for small things
But with lies and luxuries
In the in-between
You can totally be happy

And now I am afraid
You will blossom soon
And grow and change
There is so much I can't take
But I will understand
I will open my hand

You can be happy
You can be happy
You can be happy
You can be happy (it's a cruel world for small things)
You can be happy (but with the lies and luxuries)
You can be happy (in the in-between)
You can be happy (you can be happy)

You can be happy
You can be happy
You can be happy
You can be happy (ooh)

There's an open window
And I can go through
Into the life of others
There's nothing I can't do

There's an open window
And I can go through
Into the life of others
There's nothing I can't do (fight)

There's an open window (fight)
And if I can go through (fight)
Into the life of others (fight)
There's nothing I can't do (fight)

There's an open window (fight you can be happy)
And I can go through (fight you can be happy)
Into the life of others (fight you can be happy)
There's nothing I can't do (fight you can be happy)

(Fight) you can be happy
(Fight) you can be happy
(Fight) you can be happy
You can be happy (ooh)


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"You Can Be Happy" as written by Chris Corner

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    General Commenti have no idea what this even means but i love it
    manic_ashon April 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about being young (You will blossom soon and grow and change) and hating the world, like they're too loving and warm for the shitty world - which puts them in '..a cage with a daily maze of flesh and rage'.
    359847on April 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmaybe its about relationships when one of the partners owergrown another,i mean mentally. And now they brakeup, but they shure they will be happy.
    Any way it's about life an fear of living. I like this song.
    thirstyoneon April 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe correct words when this girl is singing is :
    it is a cruel world for small thing but with the lies and the luxury in the between you can be happy
    wise_idioton May 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit's:
    "in the blinking of your eyes
    i was bought and sold
    by your manifesto"

    and
    "it's a cruel world for small things
    but with lies and luxuries
    in the in-between
    you can be happy"
    Nijion June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentChris said: "Again i used Unfall on this song. I wanted to create a soaring bending string line and mix it with a low voice female chant. The voice is Janine from the band. She says ..'It's a cruel world for small things but with lies and luxuries, in the in-between, you can be happy'. i know that my mother made me too sympathetic to the suffering of others. i sometimes get carried away with the notion that i feel what others feel. Especially the weak and hopeless . There is always an internal fight to overcome this and 'own' happiness. Maybe this was a mantra for myself. I often need to wake up. I made it purposefully upbeat and bittersweet to remind me."
    methodxactingon June 27, 2010   Link

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