"I Hope You're Happy Now" as written by and Elvis Costello....
He's a fine figure of a man and handsome too
With his eyes upon the secret places he'd like to undo
Still he knows who knows who and where and how
And I hope you're happy now

He's got all the things you need and some that you will never
But you make him sound like frozen food, his love will last forever
Still he knows what you want and what you don't allow
And I hope that you're happy now

I hope that you're happy now like you're supposed to be
And I know that this will hurt you more than it hurts me

He's acting innocent and proud still you know what he's after
Like a matador with his pork sword, while we all die of laughter
In his turquoise pajamas and motorcycle hat
I hope you're happy now because you'll soon put pay to that
I knew then what I know now, I never loved you anyhow
And I hope you're happy now
I knew then what I know now, I never loved you anyhow
And I hope you're happy now
And I hope you're happy now
And I hope you're happy now

I hope you're happy now
I hope you're happy now
I hope that you're happy now


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"I Hope You're Happy Now" as written by Elvis Costello

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    General CommentThis is one of those songs that make me glad I was never in a relationship with Elvis Costello!!
    This is just what it appears to be: a bitter, spiteful post-breakup song that mocks his ex's new boyfriend whiletelling her she deserves what she's about to get.
    I heard that it was written for Cosello's (first) ex wife.
    Zubbyon June 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentman those lyrics are so spiteful and incredible! i love the way the melody is quite jolly but the words are spat out! classic elvis
    uncomplicatedon February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCostello himself expalains that originally it was about his ex (Bebe) losing (aborting) a child, this version is supposedly the more humorous version
    lagerfrenzyon April 14, 2012   Link

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