"Happy Little Pill" as written by Brandon Clayborne Rogers, Hong Tat Tong and Troye Sivan Mellet....
In the crowd, alone
With every second passing
Reminds me I'm not home
Bright lights and city sounds
Are ringing like a drum
Unknown, unknown

Oh blazed eyes, empty hearts
Buying happy from shopping carts,
Nothing but time to kill
Sipping life from bottles.
Tight skin, bodyguards,
Gucci down the boulevard
Cocaine, dollar bills and
My happy little pill,
Take me away
Dry my eyes, bring color to my skies
My sweet little pill, take my hunger
But within, numb my skin

Like a rock, afloat
Sweating conversations, seeping to my bones
Four walls are not enough,
I'll take a dip into
The unknown, the unknown

(x2)
Oh blazed eyes, empty hearts
Buying happy from shopping carts,
Nothing but time to kill
Sipping life from bottles.
Tight skin, bodyguards,
Gucci down the boulevard
Cocaine, dollar bills and
My happy little pill,
Take me away
Dry my eyes, bring color to my skies
My sweet little pill, take my hunger
But within, numb my skin


Lyrics submitted by rosyjen916, edited by polie1219

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  • +7
    Song MeaningThe song is about one of Troye's friends that was a long time user and how he (troye) wasn't able to do anything. He's saying that his friend felt free and safe and happy on "the happy little pill" and that Troye's friendship wasn't enough to get him off his high.

    (p.s. he says this in his videos for those of you who like his youtube videos)
    1043863754on November 20, 2014   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning"hlp is one of those weird songs where i kind of jump between mostly personal experience, what i see around me, maybe the experience of a friend, etc. all of the influences and experiences blur. it was originally about someone close to me who was depressed, then i found myself writing autobiographically, and then when i was finishing the song in LA it was about what i was seeing all around me. that line (cocaine, dollar bills) was written in that last part of the process"
    meganxminetteon February 01, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the song could be taken as a way of saying that drugs are what people can hold onto in times of depression. I think that the high Sivan felt is what kept him going and an escape at the same time. I think the song does not have many other places where it points to something else, not a lot of metaphors. I think it's black and white for the most part. He means what he says, it's all there. His feelings towards drugs and how they are a presence in a user's life. He uses drugs to get away from problems he has and numb himself.
    izzyyon August 01, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about depression, and taking antidepressants pills, the way he calls them 'happy pills' help me get to that thought considering antidepressants are supposed to help you with depression, and make you feel more happy.
    he's so depressed and trying to evoke emotion out of him with shopping, drugs and alcohol, but the one thing that helps is the antidepressants.
    it makes him see life in color again, takes him away from the hardness, loneliness and the emptiness of his life.
    and thats what i think the lyrics mean. :)
    NoamBon August 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song could be taken as a way of saying that drugs are what people can hold onto in times of depression. I think that the high Sivan felt is what kept him going and an escape at the same time. I think the song does not have many other places where it points to something else, not a lot of metaphors. I think it's black and white for the most part. He means what he says, it's all there. His feelings towards drugs and how they are a presence in a user's life. He uses drugs to get away from problems he has and numb himself.
    izzyyon August 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think its about, not just drugs, but the way they make you feel. All these drugs make him feel so good inside and that feeling is better than any kind of high. At least, thats what i see.
    AmberBellon July 31, 2014   Link

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