I see your shadow on the street now
I hear you push through the rusty gate
Click of your heels on the concrete
Waiting for a knock coming way too late

It seems an age since I've seen you
Countdown as the weeks trickle into days

So you come in and put your bags down
I know there's something in the air
How can I do this to you right now
If you're over there when I need you here

My happiness is slowly creeping back
Now you're at home
If it ever starts sinking in
It must be when you pack up and go

It seems an age since I've seen you
Countdown as the weeks trickle into days
I hope that time hasn't changed you
All I really want is for you to stay

So you come in and put your bags down
I know there's something in the air
How can I do this to you right now
If you're over there when I need you here

My happiness is slowly creeping back
Now you're at home
If it ever starts sinking in
It must be when you pack up and go

I know I know I know what is inside
I know I know I know what is inside
I know I know I know what is inside
I know I know I know what is inside

You're over there when I need you here

My happiness is slowly creeping back
Now you're at home
If it ever starts sinking in
It must be when you pack up and go

My happiness is slowly creeping back
Now you're at home
If it ever starts sinking in
It must be when you pack up and go


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My Happiness Lyrics as written by John Andrew Collins Jonathan Robert Coghill

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    This is exactly how I feel when I return to school after the end of term holidays and I get to see my best freind again. I hadnt seen him for two whole weeks, the whole time suffering because of his absence. I could barely last two weeks without him how the hell am I supposed to last the summer holidays??!!!! (they last six weeks where im from) Anyway, this song describes exactly how I feel the first day back from the holidays. By the time we have to go home I dont want him to leave! This song is awesome! It relates to so many people, right? Powderfinger rulz!!!

    jonjonwinnyon October 30, 2015   Link
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    This sounds like its describing getting someone back and not realizing how good it was to have them around until they were gone and never really getting to enjoy the moments while the other was there.

    Utherwaynon January 25, 2002   Link
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    i think this is a fuckin amazin song there summit about it which is really good umm kinda a summer/stoners song very good

    missdelongeon May 22, 2002   Link
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    i think this is a fuckin amazin song there summit about it which is really good umm kinda a summer/stoners song very good

    missdelongeon May 22, 2002   Link
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    how long will i have to wait?

    MixMasterMattyon July 30, 2002   Link
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    My happiness is slowly creeping back Now you're at home If it ever starts sinking in It must be when you pack up and go

    • i always thort this part meant... as soon as she leaves he feels happy again
    regan_89on June 23, 2003   Link
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    nah the guys sad until she comes back, then all his happiness comes creeping back. then as soon as he realises how happy he is with her back, its time for her to go again.

    i think it describes every relationship that is seperated by distance, that one person who you think you could really make it work with, but if only they lived in the same place as you or you had the time to pursue it. anything where the one you love has to leave and you only have a short time with them. and youre only happy when yorue with them

    Sigh

    ken.on December 07, 2004   Link
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    To me, this song is about a relationship that the guy has a girlfriend and he cheated on her with some girl. That "some girl" makes him happy but yet his girlfriend is there. So when he sees that girl again he realizes how happy he is and how he knows they could be more and be the best of friends....but yet when he sees her after awhile he knnows that she will leave again*

    loveturnstohatefaston December 20, 2004   Link
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    definitely about a long distance relationship. he has a sense of longing for her whenever she is not there... its like time drags by counting down the weeks until they form mere days... He can only realise happiness when he doesnt have it... a case of u dont know what u got til its gone

    erinajaneon May 21, 2005   Link
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    i love this song soooo much it;s so amzing and so is the whole of the oddessey no 5 album, but this is defo about not knowing what you have until it's gone x x x

    kitty_alis_babyon July 27, 2005   Link

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