"Pursuit of Happiness" as written by Nuno Bettencourt and Gary F. Cherone....
Mm, oh, hey, Ratata,
Yeah, nah nah nah,
Nah nah nah

Crush a bit, little bit,
Roll it up, take a hit,
Feeling lit, feeling right,
2 A-M, summer night, I don't care,
Hand on the wheel,
Driving drunk I'm doing my thang,
Rolling in the midwest side now,
Living my life, getting our dreams,
People told me slow my roll,
I'm screaming out "fuck that",
I'm a do just what I want,
Looking ahead no turning back,
If I fall if I die,
Know I lived it to the fullest,
If I fall if I die,
Know I lived and missed some bullets.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know,
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know,
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good.

Tell me what you know about dreamin' (dreamin')
You ain't really know bout nothin' (nothin')
Tell me what you know about the night terrors every night,
5 A-M cold sweats, waking up to the sky,
Tell me what you know about dreams (dreams),
Tell me what you know about night terrors nothin',
You don't really care about the trials of tomorrow,
Rather lay awake in the bed full of sorrow.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know,
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know,
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know,
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know,
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know,
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good.

I'm on the pursuit of happiness and I know,
Everything that's shine ain't always gonna be gold (hey)
I'll be fine once I get it, get it in, I'll be good.

Pursuit of happiness,
Yeah, I'm a get it, I'll be, good,
Ugh,
Oh man,
Oh alright,
Oh, room is spinning, room is spinning,
Pat, Zule, where, oh fuck,
Oh my God
Why did I drink so much and smoke so much oh!


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"Pursuit of Happiness" as written by Nuno Bettencourt Gary F. Cherone

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    General Commentthey only sing the chorus in this but i still like this song =]
    PrEsLeYsBiGsIsTaon October 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know if that little sound at the beginning is one of the boys? It sounds like someone...mooing, for lack of a better term, and for the life of me I swear it's Andy.
    UntitledCeilingKittenon March 24, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about a pursuit of happiness (duh, right?) But more specifically about looking for it but not knowing what you're looking for. You can feel it (feelin' it, feeling like two A.M.), you think you know it (driving drunk, doin' my thing), but you are still not sure what it is. It's a song of those that are lost looking for their own happiness, between the video and the lyrics (especially the ones at the end of the song). It rolls with a lot of cliches but it's talking about more than what's right in front of the person and what they are chasing. Between money, drugs, and an endless pursuit of "good times," or what we perceive to be happiness (a party), all these things still leave people feeling empty or in search of happiness. It's a beautiful song by someone considered to be "on-top" of the world, but still searching for a deeper meaning of life. The last little scene in the bathroom of Kid Cudi seeing himself and then crashing through the mirror, or the reflection of what he seems himself as, is almost alchemical in it's message. Only way to understand this song, is to imagine yourself as a person with everything and invited to every high profile party known, and still not getting much out of it... leading to the only inevitable conclusion... that the pursuit of happiness is somewhere else, rather than at the end of the path to unlimited money, unlimited women (or men, depending), and unlimited partying, excessively.

    We indulge in excess in our own pursuit of happiness only because it is the beginning of happiness and we think it will lead us to the ultimate.
    Lerozmeon November 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentoh, fuck.
    why don't we listen to lyrics?
    explosionsofwarmairflowon December 07, 2010   Link

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