Ask me if I'm happy
I don't know
If it is a place we need to go
Ask me if I'm happy
I don't care
Maybe I'd be happy if you disappear
Maybe I'd be happy if you give me drugs
Drugs can make a fuck last all night long
Cause nothing makes me happy about getting off
Reaching for the saddest little cloth
Reaching for the water on the sill
Water with the saddest little film
Ask me if I’m happy
What does it mean?
I’ll tell you that I am if you tell me I’m dreaming
To wake up in a place I’ve never been
Wake up with a face I’ve never seen
Wake up with the purest sense of being
Yeah, to wake up to a woman that isn’t screaming
Ask me if I’m happy
La la la
Happy is a pill for the faint of hearts
Happy is a place in the dark
Ya you know it is
Ask me if I’m happy one more time
I’ll give you a reply if you give me your eye
I'll leave you with an itty bitty hole
Well it’s nothing like the one inside my soul
It’s nothing like the canyon of my heart
Well at least I've got some room to fall apart
Yeah, ask me if I’m happy I’ll tell you what
Happy is a diamond in the rough
Happy it ain’t enough
Oh you know it ain’t


Lyrics submitted by tcellbcell

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    My InterpretationNot sure about the first 2/3 of the song but I think the last bit might reveal what the song is about. It's about the world being such a terrible place once you really open your eyes and look at it objectively. There are people starving and dying all over the world. The environment is being destroyed. A tiny percentage of people hold the majority of the world's wealth. The list goes on and on.

    Now, you could be "happy" if you just ignored all of this pain, suffering, evil, etc, but then you would be "in the dark." The speaker says that people who choose to live this way are "faint of heart" because they can't or don't want to see the truth.

    Finally, the speaker offers to "leave you with an itty bitty hole" "if you give me your eye." If you choose to see the true state of the world that the speaker wants to show you, you will be left with the burden of knowing, hence less happy. However, you can always look away and probably forget after a while, but the speaker has accepted the truth for a while and doesn't have the ability and/or the desire to forget the truth. This explains why the hole you would be left with is "nothing like the one inside [the speaker's] soul."
    blyman64on December 24, 2017   Link

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