"So Happy I Could Die" as written by and Nick/khayat Dresti....
Eh-eh, eh-eh ye-ha, ye-ha
Eh-eh, eh-eh aha-aha
Eh-eh, eh-eh ye-ha, ye-ha
Eh-eh, eh-eh aha-aha

I love that lavender blond
The way she moves the way she walks
I touch myself can't get enough
And in the silence of the night
Through all the tears and all the lies
I touch myself and it's alright

Just give in don't give up baby
Open up your heart and your mind to me

Just know when that glass is empty
That the world is gonna bend

Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine
Stars in our eyes 'cause we're having a good time eh-eh eh-eh

So happy I could die be your best friend
Yeah I'll love you forever
Up in the clouds we'll be higher than ever eh-eh, eh-eh

So happy I could die and it's alright
Eh-eh, eh-eh ye-ha, ye-ha
Eh-eh, eh-eh aha-aha
Eh-eh, eh-eh ye-ha, ye-ha
Eh-eh, eh-eh aha-aha

I am as vain as I allow I do my hair
I gloss my eyes I touch myself all through the night
And when something falls out of place
I take my time I put it back
I touch myself 'til I'm on track

Just give in don't give up baby
Open up your heart and your mind to me

Just know when that glass is empty
That the world is gonna bend

Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine
Stars in our eyes 'cause we're having a good time

So happy I could die be your best friend
Yeah I'll love you forever
Up in the clouds we'll be higher than ever eh-eh, eh-eh

So happy I could die and it's alright
So happy I could die and it's alright
So happy I could die and it's alright

Eh-eh, eh-eh ye-ha, ye-ha
Eh-eh, eh-eh aha-aha
Eh-eh, eh-eh ye-ha, ye-ha
Eh-eh, eh-eh aha-aha

Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine
Stars in our eyes 'cause we're having a good time

So happy I could die be your best friend
Yeah I'll love you forever
Up in the clouds we'll be higher than ever eh-eh, eh-eh

So happy I could die and it's alright

Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine
Stars in our eyes 'cause we're having a good time

So happy I could die be your best friend
Yeah I'll love you forever
Up in the clouds we'll be higher than ever eh-eh, eh-eh

So happy I could die and it's alright


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"So Happy I Could Die" as written by Stefani Germanotta Nadir Khayat

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  • +7
    General CommentIMO
    "I love that lavender blonde, The way she moves, the way she walks", This song is undoubtedly about her lesbian crush on a best friend, or someone close to her in the past. She touches herself at night because not only is the love not mutually reciprocated but it is a deep dark secret( "Through all the tears and all the lies." )
    The singer is scared that the person she yearns for will not love her back or worse, disown her for her tabooed desires. Therefore, the only way she can deal with her accumulated hidden feelings is touching herself all through the night as she can not express her forbidden love to whomever she is talking about. When shes with her crush she is so happy she can die whilst abusing alcohol to alleviate the tremendous pain and stress she suffers. Bending the world away from reality.
    eikichi787on December 02, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis is song IS about narcissism.

    "I am as vain as I allow
    I do my hair, I gloss my eyes
    I touch myself all through the night"

    "I touch myself" means putting on make up and fixing her hair.
    ThruZeroon December 11, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment"I love that lavender blonde. The way she moves, the way she walks." I think she is referring to herself here. She loves that confidence she illuminates, even though she always doesn't feel that way.

    I think all the lines about touching herself are her saying that (while under the influence of alcohol or drugs) all she needs is herself to feel good. It gives her that ability to not need anyone else besides that bottle.

    "Just give in, Don't give up baby, Open up your heart and your mind to me." The temptation of the alcohol. "Just know when, That glass is empty, that the world is gonna bend" The world is not as good as it seems with alcohol. (that ones pretty self explanatory, haha)

    The chorus, to me, is the feeling of being just plain drunk. The whole beat changes to a more slow, slurred beat. She feels up in the clouds, higher than life while drunk. That's why she's so happy she could die, the alcohol makes her feel that good.

    Fear of Alcohol Monster, Fear of Addiction Monster. One of my favorites on the CD!

    Lady Gaga seems to be showing a more insecure side on this new CD, and I love how she can be risky enough to do that. Considering she's known for being so confident, it's nice to see how she is in fact a real person.
    stripeypopcanson December 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentfor me it's like a sequel of "just dance".. as long as i'm drunk everything's fine, i'm happy no matter what happens
    insyon November 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaningi completely agree with "insy"'s idea that this song is like a continuation of Just Dance, except that this time, she's painting the drunkeness in a negative light. she's basically saying "you can get drunk and have all the fun you want, but keep in mind that the fun is superficial. you're in a different state of mind." while you're drinking, you're as happy as ever...but when you come down, the world truly bends.

    i also see it being about the time when she was addicted to cocaine, and she recalled stories of sitting in front of the mirror doing her makeup for hours on end, sniffing up coke. i really think that the song is from the perspective of the old, drug addicted Gaga she was, talking to the sobered up Gaga and trying to persuade her to go back to where she used to be, and since alcohol can be a catalyst for addictions to come back, the song describes her paranoia about how alcohol can affect her. the one line that supports this theory most is "be your best friend, yeah, i'll love you forever. up in the clouds, we'll be higher than ever." it's basically the old Gaga saying that SHE'LL be Gaga's best friend, and they need nothing else but cocaine to coexist.

    i find this profound. tell me what you think. ;)
    F.o.B.truxoluvon December 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about being insecure when she's herself, therefore she creates a persona (Lady GaGa) and feels like she's unstoppable when she's inebriated. She's in love with Lady GaGa, it helps her be who she wants to be.
    mad about the boyon December 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe part about the addiction and alcohol could be true, but I also think that when she is talking about the "Lavender Blonde", she is probably referring to herself. Her twitter picture is a picture of her hair with light purple coloring in her hair.
    The "touching herself" refers to putting on make-up and making sure she looks perfect, so that she feels confident about herself to go out and drink and take part in those kinds of things, which may also be what she's afraid of.

    "I am as vain as I allow
    I do my hair, I gloss my eyes
    I touch myself all through the night
    And when something falls out of place
    I take my time, I put it back
    I touch myself 'till I'm on track."
    jamielb713on January 12, 2010   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think its completely different from being drunk and stuff.
    I think its about her being Stefani, and being bullied and insecure at school, and idolizing Gaga, making her feel ok. Stefani acts as a bullied teenager, like she was when she was at that age, and only feels better if she is doing something to do with Gaga.

    -I love that lavender blonde,
    -The way she moves, the way she walks
    She loves Gagas hair, and how she dances, and moves, and walks.

    Touching herself is about how Stefani touches herself over pictures of Gaga, and she feels alright when she does it.

    -And in the silence of the night
    -Through all the tears and all the lies,
    -I touch myself and it's all right
    When she's crying herself to sleep at night, because of bullying, she gets out some pictures of Gaga, and touches herself, and feels better.

    -Just give in
    -Don't give up baby
    Gaga's telling Stefani to just be yourself.

    -Open up your heart and your mind to me
    Gaga telling Stefani that she can tell her anything.

    -Just know when
    -That glass is empty, that the world is gonna bend.
    Eventually, Gaga is going to die, and Stefanis world is gonna bend.

    -Happy in the club with a bottle of red wine
    -Stars in our eyes 'cause we're having a good time
    -Eh eh, so happy I could die
    Gaga being Stefanis red wine, shes having a good time, and shes very happy.

    -Be your best friend yeah I love you forever,
    -Up in the clouds we're both higher than ever
    -Eh eh, so happy I could die
    -And it's all right
    Gaga is telling Stefani that they'll always be best friends, and they'll both be happy together.

    -I am as vain as I allow
    -I do my hair, I gloss my eyes
    -I touch myself all through the night
    Stefani is dressing up as Gaga, by doing her hair and make-up like her, and then touching herself, as Gaga, therefore touching Gaga.

    -And when something falls out of place
    -I take my time, I put it back
    -I touch myself 'till I'm on track
    And when her make-up gets smudges or something, she'll just fix it and put it back again, and touch herself again.

    I don't think this is the real meaning of the song, but i think its a good interpretation of it :)
    jayjay768on August 04, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTriple meaning. Firstly She is the lavender blonde, She used to wear that wig alot. Talking about touching herself is a reference to putting on the makeup and the wigs and the outfits, but its also about doing work on herself; forgetting her insecurities and becoming brave, transforming from Stefani into Gaga.
    Secondly its about being in love with a girl and being uncertain what to do about it, trying to convince this girl (or even herself) to be open to a lesbian relationship.
    Thirdly its about addiction, cocaine, ecstacy and alcohol. She said about her drug use in an interview "I always did it alone, there was something about it that made me feel like i had a friend"

    So Happy I Could Die... drugs are dangerous yall. Except marijuana, toke that shit freely :D
    caspahhon October 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think if you look at this song in a more dark, sarcastic light, especially the chorus, everything falls into place.
    IWasWrongon December 29, 2009   Link

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