"Happy" as written by Evan Bogart, Ryan Tedder and Leona Lewis....
Someone once told me that you have to choose
What you win or lose
You can't have everything

Don't you take chances
Might feel the pain
Don't you love in vain
'Cause love won't set you free
I can't stand by the side
And watch this life pass me by
So unhappy
But safe as could be

So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
'Cause I'm just trying to be happy, yeah
Just wanna be happy, yeah

Holding on tightly
Just can't let it go
Just trying to play my role
Slowly disappear, oh
Well all these days, they feel like they're the same
Just different faces, different names
Get me out of here
But I can't stand by your side, oh no
And watch this life pass me by, pass me by

So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
'Cause I'm just trying to be happy, oh, happy, oh

So any turns that I can't see,
Like I'm a stranger on this road
But don't say victim
Don't say anything

So what if it hurts me?
So what if I break down?
So what if this world just throws me off the edge
My feet run out of ground
I gotta find my place
I wanna hear my sound
Don't care about all the pain in front of me
I just wanna be happy
Oh, yeah, happy, oh, happy
I just wanna be, oh
I just wanna be happy
Oh, happy


Lyrics submitted by englishtea

"Happy" as written by Ryan Tedder Evan Bogart

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  • +2
    General CommentLove this song, she is such an amazing singer.

    I think this song is not necessary related to relationship, just trapping in a situation and looking for a way out to be happy. Getting out of the comfort zone and facing all the uncertainties could be painful and helpless. However, that's the only way to find the happiness, to break free.
    mwong1979on January 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti would say its simply about taking chances to be a happier person. even if that sometimes involves pain. it isnt necesarily about love. its about life in general
    whohoopon October 24, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song hits a cord with me. i can't be in a relationship.. any type of relationship.. because quite frankly, i don't trust people easily. i've built myself in a way that has allowed me to live safely and distantly. i'm in my mid-late twenties now, and i'm beginning to realize that i'm becoming someone who is unhappy with life. I do want to be happy, but as she says in this song, it's going to take a lot of risks which for someone like me.. is rare, uncommon and very.. scary.

    holding on tightly, i just can't let it go
    just trying to play my role, just slowly disappear
    all these days, i feel like they're the same
    just different faces, different names, get me out of here

    failure to connect with anyone leaves you looking at everyone and everything as the same, but with just different faces or names. and without connection, you feel like you're going to just disappear.. but maybe you feel you just have to continue playing your role.. and stay away from the risks and changes that can possibly bring happiness to your life.

    i don't want to blame this on being a victim of my past or how i was raised.. or what i went through when i was a child, although i know it all plays a big role in why i am the way i am. but at the end of every day, i want to be happy.. but i haven't been able to figure out if it's worth the risk.
    dewaffon January 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful song, this will be a big hit for Leona. She sounds amazing on this.
    englishteaon September 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song could also be about moving on from a long safe relationship that someone is unhappy in but they're just playing their role. There will be a lot of pain in the future because they want to break up with someone or from something they've been apart of for a long time so they can start living again
    federercakes10on September 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about moving on and letting go,i.e.becoming famous,being a small town girl..sounds like it was optioned for MARIAH....I like leona ,actually LOVE
    HollabackZackon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah i agree with most of you, i think it is about her taking chances just to be happy. Even if it means losing the respect of her family and friends etc she just want to be herself as she is unhappy hiding a part of her that is important

    This song makes me cry.
    hippydippyon January 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about taking chances even if it goes wrong you know you tried and didn't hold back. She had a lot of pain and she just wants to be happy and she will do whatever she has to for it.
    live2l0v3on October 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, I think this song is full of regret. I don't think the song itself is happy, but is about happiness. I think she is saying that if she wouldn't have been as scared to begin with, maybe she would be MORE happy. If she would've taken the risk, she might have turned out better.

    "Don't care about other pain in front of me
    Cos I'm just trying to be happy"

    The last two lines in the chorus is what I believe for her to be saying that she is scared to take a risk, but she will.

    Just what I think, though. Love this song!
    stripeypopcanson November 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about exactly what it says. It is kind of a selfish song, she is just trying to be happy regardless of anyone else. It is all about the person singing it. We all fell like this at some point in our lives, dont give a care about anyone else but ourselves. Yes this is a beautiful song
    zeebenon November 12, 2009   Link

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