"Happy the Hard Way" as written by and Stacy Jones Mitch Allan....
Tell me it's over
Tell me we finally made it through
The comfort in silence
Turns to panic once again

We're caught in a landslide
We're dirty, we're broken
Black and blue
The feeling is lost in every signal that we send

How could a love hurt this bad?
How could we lose all that we had?
Why do we follow through?
What keeps us hanging on?
We lived like a storm and let it ride
For all of the times we felt alive
But sometimes love just can't make you stay
When you're happy the hard way

Say what you can't say
Say it's the end, say anything
There's something to find
In all the places that you fear

Lost in a moment
When it's only me and you
There is no other place I'd rather be but here
And those are only times that make the world disappear

How could a love hurt this bad?
How could we lose all that we had?
Why do we follow through?
What keeps us hanging on?
We lived like a storm and let it ride
For all of the times we felt alive
But sometimes love just can't make you stay
When you're happy the hard way

Can't we see it's time to let go?
There's no saving this tomorrow
But it's just so hard to say goodbye

Tell me it's over
Tell me we finally made it through

How could a love hurt this bad?
How could we lose all that we had?
Why do we follow through?
What keeps us hanging on?
We lived like a storm and let it ride
For all of the times we felt alive
But sometimes love just can't make you stay
When you're happy the hard way, yeah
But sometimes love just can't make you stay
When you're happy the hard way
When you're happy the hard way
When you're happy the hard way


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    General CommentWhat?! No comments?! This song is AMAZING! The meaning is pretty obvious. When he says "sometimes love just can't make you stay, when you're happy the hard way" It means sometimes as strong as the bond between two people can be, sometimes you have to left and be happy the hard way, which is leaving the person you love the most. I can completely relate. Great song, great lyrics, great meaning.
    MusicAddict09on February 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust heard this song and I agree with MusicAddict. I think they're basically saying that even if two people love each other, they still owe it to each other to break up if they aren't happy together. They're holding on as long as they can because they do care about one another but I think memories is probably what's keeping them together, rather than being happy with the present. Obviously it comes down to them only being together because the relationship is a safety net. Maybe they've been together a long time and it's all they know. Been there. Great lyrics, great band. :)
    Crownedhopelesson January 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLove this song sooo much!! ...although it was first discovered by me when I related to it the most. I was a wreck from losing the man I loved after he was relocated across the country for a job. What we had together wasn't comparable to any other bond between two people that I'd ever met and is destroyed me when we decided it may just have to be our end... after years of such intense ups and downs together. After months of him being gone, it we decided that we had to let go. We want nothing more than for the other to be happy even though it breaks both of us into pieces to let go. I still wonder if I'll ever move past our relationship enough to allow another person close to me. He'll always be "My Jon" and I'll always be "His Amy". :'(
    44Boxeson March 18, 2014   Link

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