Everyone dies
Everyone loves a fight
Nothing is sound
Nothing is right side right
Evening comes, when the sun goes down in red
Nothing is cool
When will all the fighting end
When will all the fighting end

Happy is a yuppie word
Nothing in the world could fail me now
It's empty as an argument
I'm running down a life that won't cash out (cash out)

Everything fails
Everything runs it's course
A time and a place, for all of this loving war
Everyone buys, everyone's gotta price, and nothing is new
When will all the failures rise
When will all the failures rise, rise!

Happy is a yuppie word
Nothing in the world could fail me now
It's empty as an argument
I'm running down a life that won't cash out

Happy is a yuppie word
Blessed is the man who's lost it all
Happy is a yuppie word (word)

Looking for an orphanage
I'm looking for a bridge I can't burn down
I don't believe the emptiness
I'm looking for the kingdom coming down
Everything is meaningless
I want more than simple cash can buy
Happy is a yuppie word
Happy is a yuppie word
Happy is a yuppie word
Happy is a yuppie,

Nothing is sound
Nothing is sound
Nothing is sound
Nothing is sound
Nothing is sound
Nothing is sound
Nothing is sound

Happy is a yuppie word
Nothing in the world could fail me now
Happy is a yuppy word (word)

So calm down, yeah!
So calm down, yeah!
So calm down, yeah!


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    General CommentHappy Is A Young Urban Professional word eh?
    It sounds funny when put that way. I can see where Switchfoot are coming from with this song. I used to hate it, but it really makes perfect sense. Yuppies tend to be, as said above, materialistic - and material wealth is not sound.
    The song is obviously Christian as can be told by the line "I'm looking for the Kingdom coming down". Jon doesn't believe the emptiness, he doesn't believe that this is all there is. He's looking for a "bridge" he cant burn down, "a life that wont cash out". And that life is in Christ. In Christ you are free from sin, shame, from the things of this world.
    Bobby Dylan (the man) was right, this world measures happiness by your possessions - which are not sound. In God you have unfailing, unconditional love. You are blessed.
    AiR7oNon May 16, 2006   Link

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