"Happy All the Time" as written by and Ani Di Franco....
Suffer did the Buddha
And suffer did the Christ
And suffer did Isis
When mankind started to write
And through profound suffering
Shines enlightenment's light
So I'm grateful for their struggle
Yes I honor their plight

But me I'm just happy all the time
Yeah me I'm just happy all the time

And I know pain is a teacher
To be welcomed and not feared
Alas pain is your ally
So embrace it while it's here
It's here to open up your eyes
Here to make the way clear
At least that's what I've observed
At least that's what I hear

But me I'm just happy all the time
Yes me I'm just happy all the time

I know trial brings wisdom
And greatness has a price
Just ask Abraham Lincoln
Ask miles davis' wives
And I have great admiration
For those that raise up mankind
But I'm afraid that great gift
Is not meant to be mine

Cuz me I'm just happy all the time
Yeah me I'm just happy all the time


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"Happy All the Time" as written by Ani Di Franco

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    General CommentI think this is pretty self exsplanitory, but it's one of the best songs on the new album I think.

    I think it's about how she's done her suffering, she's had years of struggeling and fighting and being a political figure. She's done her struggle, and now she's happy and she's living a life with her partner and kids that she really really loves.
    At the begging she's referring to those who have made great change in the world, and is talking about how they had to go through stress, and anger to get where they are. at the end she says 'i'm afraid that great gift, was not meant to be mine' so she's saying that these horrible things happen to people who make change, and now shes happy and maybe not making as much change but that doesn't matter because that's not her place, that's not her duty. she's happy now. That's what I've got from it idk tho
    gleestaron December 03, 2015   Link

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