"Where Happiness Lives" as written by and Even Johansen....
Well it was last October, on a Tuesday night
When she said, (fuck you it's over) you and me are over if you're getting high tonight

So he went straight down the white line, & let a good thing down
It wasn't driving her crazy, it drove her right out of town

But there's a million miles to go,
To where happiness lives

He'll put his mind in detention, & let his heart decide
To try & catch her attention, he's got to catch a ride,
Use the last of the powder that lets him push ahead,
Move at the speed of lightning, & leave the miles for dead

But there's a million miles to go,
To where happiness lives

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"Where Happiness Lives" as written by Even Johansen

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    General CommentThis song is pretty clearly about cocaine addiction. He's got a girl, but he chooses the drugs instead. And now he's got a long way to go to be happy again.
    toadtwson November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's also along the lines of the struggle of the past to change the future. He feels like he's not himself if he isn't high. He can't deal with reality. So he consumes more cocaine to try and reach that pinnacle, that enlightenment. But his habit is hurting him and those around him.

    But at the same time one must think if their current state of being had hurt the future that they had wished for. See, he "use[d] the last of the powder". He had lost her, but he was willing to dry it up and take it solo because he's realized that he was not himself. He didn't need it. That's not who she loved.

    Magnificent song and well articulated.

    At the same time there's this subtle meaning.. that no matter how hard we try to reach that point of perfect happiness, it's only an ideal. We have to make do with what we have.
    SteppingOnShadowson February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHere's a quote from Magnets website:
    "It's about 2 people in a very dysfunctional relationship where one of them likes to [do] lots of drugs and she doesn't want to do drugs. It kinda sorts around that basically." -Even
    flatulent_monkeyon April 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is very sad. it is interesting how the song sounds so happy.
    slinkstersarson August 23, 2006   Link

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