Happy was released on November 21, 2013. Happy was written and produced by Pharrell Williams himself. According to a Guardian article on April 30th, 2014, the song was originally recorded by Cee Lo...
It might seem crazy what I'm about to say
Sunshine she's here, you can take a break
I'm a hot air balloon, I could go to space
With the air, like I don't care baby by the way

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

Here come bad news talking this and that
Yeah, give me all you got, don't hold back
Yeah, well I should probably warn you I'll be just fine
Yeah, no offense to you don't waste your time
Here's why

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

Happy, bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
I said bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
I said

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

Happy, bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
Love is too happy to bring me down
Can't nothing, bring me down
I said

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do

Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
Because I'm happy
Clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do


Lyrics submitted by Yazardshir

"Happy" as written by Pharrell L Williams

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +12
    My OpinionThis song is about not letting people bring you down and take away your happiness.

    This is such a feel-good song, it's on the radio all the time in Australia at the moment and I'm not sick of it! Whenever I hear it I just want to run out on the street and hug a whole heap of randoms! XD
    ElectraHeart2000on December 31, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My Opinionthis song is great fun and it makes me happy. have this song on my phone me and my sisters love this. its different but i like it. this is 1 of my top 10 this week.
    09greenlon January 09, 2014   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI believe that this is a positive mass song and the message is that a room without a roof will allow to see the blue sky or the stars and that's all anyone need to feel free and happy, (if it isn't cold and it isn't raining).

    It's a rhythmic romantic song to feel happy with nothing, no matter how bad all the rest of this world could be, the song suggests happiness.
    v_ognissantion April 05, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a happy person (wow)
    marsbarson April 07, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song just reminds me of the song, "Don't worry be happy" by Bobbie McFerrin. I'm actually not really crazy about it to tell you the truth. I guess its just too simple in my opinion. The song is just about being happy. I guess I just expect songs to have a little deeper meaning.
    michael14on April 23, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts a song telling you not to let others or bad situations bring down your happiness down. Its saying stay happy and positive despite anything trying to bring you down.
    Asialynnson May 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's feeling great to clap along ...
    Yazardshiron January 31, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI swear this song is brainwashing music. The meaning is so general its just supposed to apply to everything and everyone.

    There's no heart in it, he clearly wrote just so it'd be a hit and nothing else.

    I will say the background music is decent... but for the most part this song is just another factory made hit that has little artistic value.
    ArsMoridenion April 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionThis is the most god-awful annoying song I've ever heard. It's even worse than the majority of Rolling Stones songs. I'm subjected to this song about 3 times a day through the radio at work, and now when I hear it come on, I've taken to turning the volume all the way down. And that there, becomes a minute or two of peace. I look forward to the day that it's no longer played on the radio.
    drego5on April 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know guys sometimes a clap is just a clap :-) It's a song about being happy and I love it - Brits are addicted to being miserable, yanks to being cyncial and thinking everything is about either sex or drugs - and jez to the guy who thinks the Rolling Stones are rubbish someone should force you to listen to Celine Dion and that ilk not to mention Justin Bieber - my five year old digs a radio channel called 'Fun Kids' and once you've heard a bunch of numpties rip off 'Song Two' and then suck the soul from it then you kinda learn to appreciate the likes of Pharrel.
    katmobileon April 24, 2014   Link

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