"Happy Song" as written by Lee Malia, Jordan Fish and Oliver Sykes....
S.P.I.R.I.T.
Spirit, let's hear it
S.P.I.R.I.T.
Spirit, let's hear it
Let's go!

I've had enough
There's a voice in my head
Says I'm better off dead

But if I sing along
A little fucking louder to a happy song
I'll be alright

You want to give up
Gave it all that you've got and it still doesn't cut

But if you sing along
A little fucking louder to a happy song
You'll be just fine 'cause

Every now and again we get that feeling
And the great big void inside us opens up
And I really wish that you could help
But my head is like a carousel
And I'm going round in circles
I'm going round in circles

S.P.I.R.I.T.
Spirit, let's hear it
S.P.I.R.I.T.
Spirit, let's hear it

We are possessed
We're all fucked in the head
Alone and depressed

But if we sing along
A little fucking louder to a happy song
Maybe we'll forget 'cause

Every now and again we get that feeling
And the great big void inside us opens up
And I really wish that you could help
But my head is like a carousel
And I'm going round in circles
I'm going round in circles

Don't wake us up, we'd rather just keep dreaming
'Cause the nightmares in our heads are bad enough
And I really wish that you could help
But my head is like a carousel
And I'm going round in circles
I'm going round in circles

The world has coalesced
Into one giant mess
Of hate and unrest
So let's all sing along
A little goddamn louder to a happy song
And pretend it's all ok

Let's go!

So sing along
Let's sing along
A little fucking louder
A little fucking louder
Well, don't you feel so much better?

S.P.I.R.I.T.
Spirit, let's hear it (well, that's the spirit)

S.P.I.R.I.T.
Spirit, let's hear it (yeah, that's the spirit)


Lyrics submitted by AdamArtz, edited by TheBroken

"Happy Song" as written by Lee David Malia Jordan Keith Attwood Fish

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    General CommentI love this song so much! Bit off topic, but has anyone heard of the band FROM INSIDE?? Well I read on Twitter that Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish have written all the music for them cos they are good friends in the UK. Check out their music video for their single BE YOURSELF - FROM INSIDE by searching on Youtube, it sounds very BMTH but still its ridiculous good obviously. Mad that they are doing this too for friends bands now, really love them :D
    jessheartxxon August 14, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationIt could be about the healing power of music. It probs has a deeper meaning than that but I really dont know. Can someone tell me what its about? Its a really awesome song! BMTH rulz!
    jonjonwinnyon September 19, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI like your interpretation. I have to think of people who want to cheer you up while you're being depressed. They don't really get how it's like and say things like: 'you just have get out more' and 'meet your friends' and 'listen to happy songs'. He sings about accepting the help but they don't really know how they can help him.
    robin88854on October 23, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI think yhis song is obviously a sarcsstic view about the "that's the spirit" expressions, meaning that people who don't have depression and therefore don't understand it think it's easy to just "get out of it", so they say things like "that's the spirit!", "cheer up, dude" or in this case, "just simg along to a happy song". I remember seeing in an interview with Oli and the band saying that was the whole concept of the album, which I think is explicit in this song particularly. Also, the use of a "happy song" in general may be referring to Pharrel Williams "Happy", because people sing along to that happy song and pretend it's all ok, that the world has coalesced into one giant mess of hate and unrest.
    Seixas_XXon March 15, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's about getting through hard times, and getting something good out of them. I wish I could put it more poignantly, but that's what I think. There's an interview on YouTube with Oli Sykes talking about the album, and he sort of hinted at this. Love this song.
    clare11208on April 20, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is telling us that everybody has felt depressed and sad in some moment of their lives. We all go through them no matter how serious they are. But we (or at least I'm guilty of it) brush them off because we convince ourselves that there are people with worse problems than ours. We keep it inside, push all those "negative" emotions down, hold in the anger, dream to forget the nightmare... These little moments of sadness keep piling up until they burst on the most unexpected of moments or they make us bitter, make wrong decisions, etc. Aaaaand that's why "The world has coalesced into one giant mess of hate and unrest." because we decide to "...sing along a little fucking louder to a happy song." Of course, this is just my interpretation and it's probably lacking a lot of details... But yeah...
    MusicLoverAlways323on July 06, 2016   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is all about picking your chin up and making the best of a bad situation, which is actually the theme of the whole album (hence the title). The lyrics are telling the audience to understand that, even though things could be better, everything will work out in the end.
    CriticOfCynicson November 30, 2016   Link

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