"Happy House" as written by and Daryl F/barry Hall....
She tries not to shatter
Kaleidoscope style
Personality changes behind her red smile
Every new problem brings a stranger inside
Helplessly forcing one more new disguise

Christine, the strawberry girl
Christine, banana split lady
Christine, the strawberry girl
Christine, banana split lady

Singing sweet savages lost in our world
This big-eyed girl sees her faces unfurl
Now she's in purple, now she's the turtle
Disintegrating


Lyrics submitted by AeroGoat, edited by zerbrevena, BarakVazan, oratnek

"Happy House" as written by Daryl F Hall L Barry

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  • +2
    General CommentI always thought that this song is about escapism, about people, who prefer to "pretend that there is no hell", "keeping themselves doped with religion and sex and TV", 'cause thay don't want to see the truth. "It's safe and calm if you sing along", close your eyes, stop thinking. They are afraid of reality, afraid of everything "extraordinary", so they won't let you into their happy little world if you are seem not to be like others, but if you'll reject your personality and say "yes", they will be happy to see you in the Happy House.
    Nimbieon August 26, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is sexy
    dysphoriaon April 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCivilization! what a good time had by all. If you are discontent, stay outside.
    xianificenton July 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, it's about the happiness feeling being forced throat down in somenone.The happiness is somewhat fake in this song. Some totalitary system is installed and the government wants to make that people be happy and satisfied with all suffering and oppression caused by the people. It seems an hymn made by the minor that holds all the power to all the popullation,like the people in Orwell's 1984, mainly the proles.It's my interpretation of the song, the "escapism and finding a happy place" or and "asylum" theories make more sense.
    GaldinoGaldinoon January 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDid anyone else notice that these are the wrong lyrics for this song?
    These are the lyrics:

    This is the happy house, we're happy here in the happy house
    Oh, it's such fun, fun, fun
    We've come to play in the happy house
    And waste a day in the happy house, it never rains, never rains

    We've come to scream in the happy house
    We're in a dream in the happy house
    We're all quite sane, sane, sane
    This is the happy house-we're happy here

    There's room for you if you say "I do"
    But don't say no or you'll have to go
    We've done no wrong with our blinkers on
    It's safe and calm if you sing along, sing along, sing along

    This is the happy house, we're happy here in the happy house
    To forget ourselves and pretend all's well
    There is no hell

    I'm looking through your window
    I'm looking through your window
    v8pluveron May 10, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe 80's were a period of make-believe, weren't they?
    fugazion November 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyay :D

    at the end of it doesn\'t it say something like \"we\'re looking through your window\"?
    Catroaron April 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*dances* I sang this song once in talent show with my brother ^_^
    x_Yoshiki_xon August 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRecently it occured to me that this song might be about drugs. It makes sense, especially with the lyric
    "but don't say no or you'll have to go"; and another thing is that the song isn't really 'happy' all the way through, there are some distorted and creepy parts.

    Any thoughts on this?
    valnmuon September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvalnmu, you interpretation is a good one. but i think this song is about an asylum...hence the title, "Happy House." the way that its sung gives it sort of a "creepy-insane" feeling, which adds to my interpretation. read through the lyrics again, but with a loony bin in mind. makes some sense now, huh?
    decemberundergroundon June 10, 2006   Link

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